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 September 2011
Apps are the new black; practically every company wants one. But consider these questions before development starts.
Android and iOS dominate the mobile operating system market, but that hasn't discourage the creation of a new open source operating system for phones and consumer hardware.
Samsung is paying to use Android, and it's also promising to help Microsoft develop Windows Phone devices.
Openly accessible dashboard for Google Apps now offers a clearer view of cloud service outages.
While T-Mobile awaits word about whether it will be acquired by AT&T, the company is rolling out new HTC and Samsung 4G phones.
Seeing the mobile wave coming and understanding how to ride it are not the same thing, attendees at the Mobilize conference say.
Facebook says it's defining a new language for how people connect. In this limited language, you are what you eat, watch, read, and buy.
After vexing corporate users of Firefox with its rapid release cycle, Mozilla has proposed an extended support plan.
New format for Facebook Profiles is a photo blog that's meant to be a visually rich record of your shared online activities that spans years.
Company tells Congress that it acts in the best interests of consumers and competition is only a click away.
Google has added useful tweaks to Google+, including improvements to Hangouts, Hangouts APIs, and search.
Your smartphone could one day replace your wallet, if Google has anything to say about it.
As Google chairman Eric Schmidt prepares to face a Senate panel on antitrust issues, take a look at 9 key markets where Google seeks mastery.
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says.
The Titanium app development platform gets an online store for buying code, files, and cloud services.
In an effort to make it easier for developers to deploy their online apps, Facebook has partnered with cloud service provider Heroku.
Plug-ins are not welcome in the touch-oriented Metro version of Internet Explorer 10, which arrives with Windows 8.
Google has once again bought patents from IBM to help defend its Android operating system from intellectual property claims.
With Justice Department antitrust suit settled, Google enters the air travel search business.
Intel is working with Google to bring x86 hardware support to future versions of Android to boost the chip maker's presence in the mobile market.
Several startups pitched their plans to revolutionize aspects of the music, grocery, contracting, currency, and health businesses. Some might even succeed.
Michael Arrington will be running the CrunchFund and AOL will participate, but he will no longer be an editor at the startup-oriented news site that he founded.
Higher App Engine prices may be here to stay, but Google is providing tools to help reduce costs.
Coming in October, Dart has something to do with structured Web programming. But will anyone use it?
Recognizing the need for speed, Microsoft aims to make Windows 8 a contender in the start time competition.
Acquisition of venerable restaurant review company secures Google Places content supply lines, develops a potential Google+ asset.
An outage on Wednesday reminds me that Google Docs never should have been launched without full offline storage and editing. Why doesn't Google make this a priority?
Clothing maker, the No. 2 company in our 2011 InformationWeek 500 ranking, is leveraging Facebook and other media to build its brand and reach more customers.
Google pushes study that finds Gmail almost 80 times more energy efficient than in-house email.
AT&T's bid for T-Mobile will harm consumers and corporate customers through higher prices and diminished innovation, Sprint said.
A pricing change first discussed in May now prompts an outcry as developers see their bills skyrocket.