Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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Thomas Claburn has been writing about business and technology since 1996, for publications such as New Architect, PC Computing, InformationWeek, Salon, Wired, and Ziff Davis Smart Business. Before that, he worked in film and television, having earned a not particularly useful master's degree in film production. He wrote the original treatment for 3DO's Killing Time, a short story that appeared in On Spec, and the screenplay for an independent film called The Hanged Man, which he would later direct. He's the author of a science fiction novel, Reflecting Fires, and a sadly neglected blog, Lot 49. His iPhone game, Blocfall, is available through the iTunes App Store. His wife is a talented jazz singer; he does not sing, which is for the best.
Articles by Thomas Claburn
posted in June 2011
People seeking to try out Google+ have turned to eBay to purchase supposed invitations.
Mozilla mulls how to make its Firefox update strategy more business-friendly, but one exec tells enterprises to accelerate software deployments.
AppHQ lets enterprise IT personnel control app acquisition, installation, and management on Cisco tablet hardware.
To compete with Facebook, Google aims to provide intimacy rather than scale, at least initially. Will users like Google's privacy options?
Developers can now use a Google tool to turn their Flash files into HTML5.
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft
Office 365 arrives.
California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to children violates free speech rights, the court says.
The once-promising Google services are being retired because too few people used them.
The next move will be lots of subpoenas for documents, experts say. Google says the focus of the FTC investigation remains a bit cloudy.
Google's dominance of Internet search advertising is expected to be challenged by U.S. antitrust enforcers.
Automating business processes in Google Apps becomes easier with the introduction of a script API interface design tool.
With the impending launch of Microsoft's cloud-based version of Office, Google is celebrating customer wins as it girds for war.
Flash, AIR, Reader, and other Adobe technologies can be managed via the Digital Enterprise Platform for Customer Experience Management, designed to help businesses create, manage, and monitor digital content for multiple delivery channels.
Companies next year will be able register their own top-level domains, but the price may be more intellectual property litigation and security problems.
Chromebooks have found fans and detractors, but Google's new operating system isn't really a hardware story.
Google seeks to put users back in control of their online information with a service called Me on the Web that monitors your reputation.
Though consumers have been using the 'cloud' longer than most businesses, many have embraced cloud computing without even knowing it.
Say goodbye to I'm Feeling Lucky and say hello to I'm Feeling Confident: Google's new search trick takes educated guessing to another level. Just beware a few potential problems.
Google launched voice and image search for the desktop and new features for mobile search, which has grown fivefold over the past two years.
Publishers have long complained that Google steals their content and drives down ad prices. With Admeld, Google aims to charm, by solving ad management headaches.
Apple's forthcoming file storage and synchronization service isn't quite ready for enterprises.
Fighting back against patent trolling, Apple intercedes in a suit that could damage its relationship with iOS developers and reduce revenue.
Developers hope the queries introduced in iTunesConnect portend preparations to defend them again Lodsys' patent claims and similar legal threats.
Finally, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 surfaces. Early verdict: This beautiful, slightly pricey gadget adds elegance to Google's Mobile OS.
Samsung's Chromebook Series 5, based on Google Chrome OS, looks ready for its big launch. Our first look found sleek design advantages and a few small setup hitches.
ChromiumPC maker accuses Google of deceiving the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to stymie its trademark application.
The cloud-based service offers nine applications, including iTunes, Mail, Calendar, and Contacts free with a fee-based storage option.
Apple takes a direct job at Microsoft with this pricing on the next version of Max OSX, available next month only through the Mac App store. And with full-screen apps, Apple also swings at Google's Chrome OS.
Schema.org aims to provide a common vocabulary for structuring web page data.
Steve Jobs is expected to reveal a disruptive new cloud service and updates to two operating systems, Mac OS X 10.7, known as Lion, and iOS 5. The Apple CEO’s faithful await answers on some important unanswered details about each--and will expect one more thing.
Twilio, GroupMe, and Google's recent acquisition, Slide, also were sued by users of group text services claiming to be flooded with unsolicited messages.
A version of Facebook's Like button, Google +1 aims to create a more engaging experience for website users and a more profitable experience for advertisers and site owners.