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 July 2011
The company is betting on China to make its mark in the increasingly crowded tablet market.
Promoted Tweets will now appear in the stream that users see, augmenting the Twitter search advertising the microblogging service introduced last year.
In its ongoing quest to make Web apps as fast as desktop software, Google Page Speed Service accelerates Web page load times.
Google's social marketing campaign targets users of aol.com, hotmail.com, or yahoo.com email with an "intervention" to save friends from "embarrassingly out-of-date" email addresses.
Not a new service; rather, it's a portal to help businesses understand social marketing.
Users believed to be violating the Google+ "common name" policy can expect a more attentive review process.
With "Boot to Gecko," Mozilla is challenging the proprietary mobile empires: Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
Cloud-based service lets IT control corporate data accessed via mobile devices, starting with iPad and iPhone.
PittPatt's facial recognition technology is likely to enhance Google's set of social, image, and video services.
Google's shutdown of Profiles created by businesses has Google+ users crying foul.
Those Angry Birds now have something else to be angry about: Rovio Mobile is one of five companies added to Lodsys's patent infringement claim against iOS and Android developers.
CEO Larry Page says the company is putting "more wood behind fewer arrows."
Despite the steadily growing number of Android activations reported by Google, data from Good Technology suggests enterprises remain focused on Apple's iPad.
Financial startup ZestCash is getting an infusion of funding to realize its plan to rewrite the rules of high-risk loans.
Celebrating an iPad 2 sales "frenzy," Apple warns it will defend its intellectual property when necessary.
After alienating corporate IT departments with its rapid release policy for Firefox, Mozilla wants to patch things up by re-establishing a group to handle enterprise concerns.
Consider these how-to tips from one of Google's own search experts, plus insight into why searches sometimes go wrong.
By providing contract execution in the cloud, Adobe aims to help businesses operate entirely online.
BrowserID aspires to solve the problems posed by passwords, even if OpenID is already on the case.
Social elements are popping up throughout Google's services, and Google is encouraging its users to open up and share more.
Never mind the record quarterly revenue, CEO Larry Page is "super excited" that Google+ has surpassed 10 million users.
iOS developers now have the opportunity to sell custom business apps to enterprises.
The vast number of mobile apps has created demand for ways to make apps easier to discover, even as platform owners limit some forms of promotion.
In the U.S. Android users will be able to download apps, books, and video content through the revised Android Market client.
Digital Chocolate CEO Trip Hawkins urges developer-serfs to cast off their chains.
Unlike most devices, which tend to satisfy users less over time, the iPad becomes more appealing.
Estimates put the number of Google+ users at 4.5 million or higher, which means Facebook has nothing to fear for now.
Bespoke IO hopes to provide enterprises with the tools to manage Firefox deployments.
Google has doubled the number of people in the Google+ field trial, but business users will have to wait a bit longer.
After the failure of Google Answers, Google's latest question-answering service offers the possibility of a cash prize as an incentive to participate.
The Skype-powered Video Calling service looks easy to use but only supports one-to-one conversation. Google+ competition looms large.
Android developers continue to ask when Google will come to their defense as Apple has done for its developers. They may have a long wait.
The social networking giant has something up its sleeve, something that probably has to do with video chat.
Had it won the auction for Nortel's patents, Google could have armored itself against patent claims. By losing, it allows doubts about its commitment to Android to fester.