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 July 2012
Mounting concern about how businesses use personal information collected online prompts California Attorney General to launch dedicated privacy enforcement group.
Search giant's acquisition of email startup is about talent as much as product.
CEO Larry Page may have lost his voice, but his company keeps delivering health revenue growth. Google says enterprise business has reached a tipping point.
Chrome packaged apps run outside the familiar boundaries of the Web browser, as if they were native apps.
Modeled after Batman's bat signal, the Internet Defense League's cat signal will soon light the sky and later light up screens in the name of Internet openness.
Google's first female engineer becomes Yahoo's second female CEO. Here's what she must do now.
Accounts of natural disasters and political upheaval are biggest draws among news videos.
Google's encryption for paid apps isn't enough to protect developers and users, argues author Godfrey Nolan.
Company responds to customer and media criticism by saying it will return to submitting most of its products for EPEAT certification.
Apple has yet to follow through on commitments to run its data centers using clean power, Greenpeace report says.
Apple does not provide users with the ability to select their default browser on iOS devices, but iOS developers can provide that option from within their apps. Will developers engage in such widespread civil disobedience?
GameCircle SDK will help developers enhance Kindle Fire games with leaderboards and other social features.
Apple's OS X 10.8 is expected to be available to the public before the end of the month.
Federal Trade Commission said to be seeking a $22.5 million fine, its largest ever. Is it overkill?
Google won't say whether Brightly is dead, but the release of an open-source Web IDE called Collide suggests the company is no longer planning to enter the collaborative coding market.
Autocomplete suggestions and query filtering promises to make finding relevant tweets much easier.
Personal webpages and advertising just don't mix.
Developers may wish to delay submitting or approving app updates until the problem is resolved.
Google continues its product purge, with five more products getting the axe.
As antitrust entanglements bedevil Google around the globe, the company floats a proposal to resolve the concerns of European Union regulators.
Firefox is no longer just a browser; it's a mobile operating system.