Profile of Thomas ClaburnEditor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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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 June 2012
Google I/O, company's annual developer conference, confirms that
Google is on a mission to organize the world's information. Big bets
such as Project Glass could bring big rewards, or painful lessons.
Developers and marketers can now use Google Analytics to understand mobile app usage.
Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service offering that competes with Amazon Web Services, while Chrome browser is now used by 310 million people, execs said at Google I/O.
Google Glasses, the Nexus Q home entertainment streaming device, Android software upgrades, and a Nexus tablet shine at day one of Google's I/O developer conference.
At Google I/O, Google unveiled the next Android OS, a 7-inch tablet device dubbed Nexus 7, the brand-new Nexus Q, and more.
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
Orbitz says Mac users are willing to pay 30% more for hotel rooms than PC users so it is showing them more expensive options.
Mozilla's engineers have reworked Firefox for Android, transforming it from an also-ran into a compelling option for Android users.
Google partner says it will provide cloud computing benefits without
requiring your company to commit to one service provider.
Get ready for Android Jelly Bean, Google's Nexus tablet, and a host of new products and services to launch at Google's developer conference this week.
Workforce management app from Google lets mobile workers find
team members and assignments on Google Maps.
Is Wooga's decision to pull the plug on Pocket Island development and turn the code open source a bad sign for HTML5?
Google says it's just enforcing its terms of service, but YouTube-MP3.org founder Philip Matesanz insists Google's user contract doesn't apply.
Google argues that cloud computing can help companies and government agencies save energy and money, cites GSA as proof.
Silencing speech isn't just for dictators; democracies are trying it also. U.S. authorities, for example, asked Google to remove information 6,192 times in the second half of 2011.
Outage affected companies relying on Amazon Web Services' U.S. East region.
Apple should spend more energy innovating and enabling its developers to innovate and less energy on policing. That's how it will stay ahead of Google.
ICANN's plan to approve new domain names sought by companies
spurs competition for desirable suffixes such as .app and .book.
Android users with NFC-enabled phones can program TecTiles to trigger automated sequences of actions.
Ping, Apple's social network for music, has proven to be a disappointment, but the company's Game Center social network looks like it's bound for glory.
Apple's first Mac Pro update in two years disappoints users hoping for more at Monday's WWDC. But this may not be the end of the line for the Mac Pro.
At its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple did not roll out a new iPhone, but unveiled plenty of iOS 6 news plus new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.
Facebook App Center promises to make it easier for users to find apps and developers to make money. Only about 600 apps greet users at launch.
Apple's annual worldwide developer conference kicks off next week. From iOS to MacBook Air, we expect big hardware and software news, plus a few surprises.
Google tries to stay ahead of Apple and other competitors using impressive 3-D Google Earth imagery and offline Google Maps for Android.
Google's latest FCC filing offers clues to what its "next-generation communications device" will be.
Google's deal strengthens its presence among enterprise users of mobile devices, particularly tablets.
Google's acquisition of social platform Meebo, reportedly valued at $100 million, should make Google+ more lively and more appealing to advertising.