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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.
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posted in January 2007

My Dinner With Google

1/26/2007
I drove from San Francisco down to Mountain View last night to attend a dinner with members of the Google Apps and Google Enterprise teams. I rented a Zip Car for the occasion, since my car wasn't available and public transport wasn't an option. The car was a Cooper Mini. It's a fun little car. It had XM Radio and I have to say I was impressed with the sound quality. But I digress.

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Google Defuses Googlebombs

1/26/2007
Notable victims of Googlebombing have included George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Michael Moore, Tony Blair, Rick Santorum, and John Kerry, to name a few.

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Google May Get Game

1/22/2007
If Adscape Media is acquired, expect to see more in-game ads take a slice of the industry's expected $732 million in ad dollars by 2010.

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MySpace Lawsuits Called Losers

1/19/2007
Four families are suing MySpace for failing to prevent adults from contacting and subsequently sexually assaulting their daughters. The lawsuits charge MySpace and parent company News Corp. with negligence, gross negligence, fraud, fraud by nondisclosure, and negligent misrepresentation. As InformationWeek's Antone Gonsalves reports, the assaults occurred in late 2005 and early 2006. Auth

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Adobe Updates RoboHelp

1/16/2007
RoboHelp 6 has been designed to facilitate the creation of help systems, knowledge bases, and various kinds of documentation for computer desktop environments.

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Counting Down To June For The iPhone

1/9/2007
It's going to be a long wait until June. That's when Apple says it will release its newly announced iPhone. But it may be July or later before I actually get one (or two, since I assume my wife will want one). Given the universal praise I've been hearing for the device, I suspect they may be hard to get ahold of initially.

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Sony Ties TVs To The Net

1/8/2007
Sony Electronics said its new line of Internet-ready televisions has been designed to receive Internet video content from providers including AOL and Yahoo.

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NewsTrust Aims To Go Deeper Than Digg

1/4/2007
The site is looking to judge news articles online by quality, rather than simple popularity, with a more finely grained evaluation of news stories than one gets from the gladiatorial thumbs-up, thumbs-down votes by which stories live and die on Digg.

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