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 2012
By developing its own e-commerce search engine, Walmart aims to drive more online sales.
Mozilla's Firefox 16 beta release includes a command line interface to speed development work.
Amazon on Thursday said that its Kindle Fire tablet, available for the past nine months, has sold out, accounting for 22% of U.S. tablet sales in the process. But it won’t talk number of units.
The President of the United States answered questions on the website, which slowed under the heavy load.
At September iPhone 5 event, Apple expected to announce way for iOS and OS X devices to transmit audio to wireless speakers without a Wi-Fi network..
Google embellishes its usual pristine, white search page with an ad for its 7" Android tablet.
Google rolls out several new Google+ features, eyes launch of a distinct Google+ enterprise service by 2014.
Samsung lost an important legal round to Apple. But looking ahead, Google has Android patent weapons of its own.
MIT researchers find that tasks given to people because they're too tough for machines can still be improved through the involvement of computers.
The decision helps Samsung, but is it fair?
Facebook remains under pressure to prove that its social network will thrive as much on mobile devices as it has on desktop computers
Can Tent protocol succeed where other challengers of Facebook and Twitter have fallen short?
U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation cite alleged theft of intellectual property.
iPhone 5 searches skyrocket in anticipation of expected Apple press event on Wednesday, September 12. A smaller iPad and a refreshed iPod Touch may also be on deck.
Web browsers keep evolving, so browser speed tests must follow. Google's latest breaks with tradition of "artificial" tests by using unaltered Web apps and libraries.
The smartphone patent wars show no sign of settling down.
Oracle insists Google has paid "influencers" to support its position in patent and copyright litigation.
Those writing software that interacts with Twitter see the changes as disastrous.
Discover Card is first to implement new API that helps users bring their credit and debit card account numbers into Google Wallet.
Whatever the next level is for Apple, the iPad Mini won't be enough to get there. Apple needs another revolutionary product line.
Kindle users have another option for viewing Web content without ads.
Prior Art Finder should help simplify patent research, to the benefit of companies making infringement claims and defending against them.
Samsung smartphone sales keep Android growing as the market awaits Apple's iPhone 5.
Slashes a fifth of Motorola Mobility workforce. Google's Android hardware partners must watch and wait on any forthcoming Motorola products.
Websites accused of copyright infringement, rightly or wrongly, may soon be harder to find. It is a bad idea, and Google should leave law enforcement to the police.
Inching around in labs today, the soft but hammer-proof "Meshworm" could someday slither down your throat.
FTC privacy fine represents less than a day's profits for Google. But if you care about privacy, you have options.
New audible answering capability will be available in a few days, according to Google. Meanwhile, test showing Gmail messages in personal search results raises some eyebrows.
Partnership puts Starbucks CEO on Square's board and $25 million in Square's pocket.
Apple's forthcoming revision of its iOS mobile operating system delivers more Apple and less Google. Here's a look at other key changes.
While social gaming pioneers Facebook and Zynga struggle to regain their footing, Amazon charges ahead.
Apple says Google is working on a replacement app, but the app will have to be installed by iOS users.
Proposed legislation seeks to bring 26-year-old privacy law up to speed with law enforcement requests in the age of mobile and cloud.