Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 4491
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 2013
They're highly anticipated, heavily hyped and possibly wonderful, at least until the reviews arrive.
MIT researchers have found a way to track motion, even through walls, using Wi-Fi signals.
For Google, Apple, Microsoft and a growing number of companies, supporting social issues like gay marriage strengthens employee relations, recruiting and overall business success.
Ads consume 23% of the energy used by ad-supported Windows Phone apps, says study.
With support for WebRTC and Asm.js, Firefox 22 offers developers the framework to create compelling new Web applications.
App Engine apps gain another alternative to Google infrastructure while developers gain a Cloud Playground for code experiments.
Through "dynamic remarketing" -- creating targeted ads based on customers' browsing activities -- Google says it can help merchants sell more.
Google reportedly is testing Google Mine, a Google+ offshoot that lets you share info about your real-world objects. Sounds more like a gold mine for Google.
To outdo Twitter's Vine, Facebook's Instagram offers 15-second recordings.
Angry customers give Microsoft an earful and get some satisfaction for it.
Under fire from law enforcement officials, Google insists it has been making progress in its effort to deny advertising to rogue pharmacies.
After two years of slow sales, Chromebooks are beginning to catch on.
Google's latest experiment, Project Loon, uses high-altitude balloons to bring Internet access to undeveloped areas.
Despite its dominance in the mobile market, Google soon could face serious competition from Facebook.
Google says Chrome Frame is no longer necessary now that most people are using modern browsers.
Mobile device theft is being called an epidemic. Apple tweaks iOS 7; device makers and law enforcement also team on anti-theft technology.
With iOS 7, Apple wants to shore up doubts about its ability to innovate in design. Take a closer look.
As a company built largely on the latent labor in Web links, Google sees value in contributed traffic reporting.
Amid Apple's two operating system updates, new hardware and new services, these pieces of news from WWDC 2013 stand out.
At WWDC, Apple shows off its design prowess with a radical makeover for iOS 7 and a forthcoming tube-shaped desktop Mac Pro.
As Apple WWDC 2013 kicks off, InformationWeek's Tom Claburn updates the key news from the event. Join us as the keynote begins at 1 p.m. EST.
By helping emerging gaming studios find an audience, Amazon is buying itself goodwill in the developer community.
Software update lets users take higher quality pictures and dictate photo and video captions.
New interface supports app creation on a variety of platforms -- the Web, mobile or desktop -- for assorted business purposes, such as store location and product tracking.
Apple's myopic focus on its own software platforms will ultimately limit its ability to compete. It's time for the company to lower the walls surrounding iOS and OS X.
Obama administration issues executive orders and proposes
legislative changes designed to protect companies from abusive patent claims.
Android developers now have an easy way to create a backend server using Google App Engine.
Reported licensing agreements with major music companies set the stage for Apple to challenge Google, Rdio and Spotify.