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 2013
Apple joins host of other retailers that offer current iPhone owners sweet deals, just in time to capitalize on its new iPhone models due out in September.
Citing free speech, Microsoft and Google proceed with lawsuits against government to allow the companies to publicly divulge more information about FISA requests for user data.
Social network clarifies it has the right to sell ads associated with user names and profile pictures without compensating the user.
Traffic data provider Inrix believes Google Glass has a future on the highway.
Access allows iPad users to run applications on remote OS X and Windows computers through Apple's tablets.
Despite claim that it will shut out small developers, Google insists it wants Chromecast video-streaming apps for local content.
Samsung's inaugural Global Developers Conference is open for registration.
Apple reinforces its map-oriented capabilities by buying the maker of a popular transit app.
To enhance Facebook ads, marketers can now use Shutterstock imagery at no charge.
People with knowledge worth sharing will soon be able to monetize their minds through Google's forthcoming Helpouts platform.
Mutualink says teaming Google's Internet-connected eyewear with its network will help emergency personnel improve public safety.
After slipping a malicious app past Apple's App Store reviewers, security researchers say Apple should strengthen its defenses.
Google wants Microsoft to build Windows Phone YouTube app using HTML5.
Faced with broader federal rules to protect children's privacy online, Apple requires developers to treat kids' data more carefully.
Google enhances its search service to answer more questions about your scheduled travel plans, purchases and more.
Researchers have found a way to power and network portable devices to communicate over short distances using radio frequency waves.
Voice support for third-party apps makes Glass better for sharing.
Firefox OS-based ZTE Open will soon be available via eBay to customers in the U.S. and U.K.
Persona provides single sign-on authentication without the social network baggage.
Customers clamor for transparency and Microsoft responds, showing strong levels of reliability. But analysts warn: Transparency has its limits.
Google and Mozilla are blurring the distinction between Web apps and native apps. That could have profound implications for Apple and Microsoft.
Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 million, says data-driven decisions will help chart course for the digital news era.
Department of Justice proposes strong remedies to prevent Apple from engaging in anti-competitive behavior.