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 August 2011
Mozilla steps up to challenges over its relevance with more than simply a large-screen adaptation of its smartphone app. But it should be doing more.
Google restores long-promised functionality, via HTML5 and some Chrome technology.
Developers can start playing with the iTunes Match component of Apple's forthcoming iCloud file storage service.
Collaborative project with content delivery networks aims to change the way content gets served to users.
Leveraging investments in infrastructure and security, Dell pitches itself as a provider of enterprise cloud services and cloud consultant.
When social networking is not working, Google+ users can turn to a new tool to silence unsolicited sharing.
Slide social software founder Max Levchin, who also co-founded PayPal, is leaving Google to pursue other opportunities.
Apple has new leadership, but the company can be expected to continue on the path defined by its departing CEO.
Tim Cook, who led Apple during Jobs's medical leave, has been selected to take over as CEO.
Rewired +1 button on third-party websites lets users share site content with Google+ Circles.
Google says it should not have run online ads for Canadian pharmacies that illegally shipped drugs to U.S. consumers.
Ready for flood modeling as a service? Check out how IBM and researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are trying to give earlier flood warnings.
Android developers can write apps for Google TV in advance of updated hardware expected this year.
Local weather conditions augment the popular Google Maps service; Street View will also be extended to map the Amazon basin.
IBM is testing a computer chip modeled on human neural processing, as it tries to create silicon better suited to real-world, multi-source data processing at low power.
There are reasons to develop for the Web and reasons to develop native apps. Here are eight points to consider.
Browse rich media catalogs from the likes of Crate and Barrel and L.L. Bean on your iPad.
The lawsuit contends that Apple and five major publishers colluded to boost ebook prices to counter the revenue and platform threat posted by Amazon and its Kindle ebook reader.
With its $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility, Google tries to outmaneuver Apple in the mobile patent wars.
The company's WaveSecure software duplicates some of functions of Apple's Find My iPhone, but it also simplifies switching to Android or other mobile platforms, at least in part.
Hoping to avoid Facebook's problems with games that spew ads, Google promises its social games will be easy to ignore.
Targeting mobile knowledge workers who want to share and store files in the cloud, Box.net adds support for a more diverse set of devices.
An update to Chrome OS provides the foundation for Netflix streaming on Chromebooks.
HTML5-based Web app lets Amazon get around Apple's App Store subscription rules, hold onto more ebook revenue.
Chief legal officer David Drummond says bogus patents are being used make Android more expensive and to deprive consumers of choice.
Bad news for Microsoft extends far beyond mobile, developer survey says. But analysts don’t count Redmond out yet.
Google's new social network keeps changing and growing. Check out recent improvements and expert advice for Google+ users.
DesktopDirect for Android offers authentication, authorization, and auditing capabilities, and provides access to remote apps and data without storing information on the user's device.
Ansca Mobile's Corona toolset for creating mobile apps that run on iOS and Android is looking like a platform. New partnerships aim to help app makers with social, marketing efforts.