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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 November 2006

Zango Tries To Reinstall Trust

11/29/2006
Zango, formerly known as 180solutions, recently agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used unfair and deceptive methods to distribute adware. Founder and CEO Keith Smith stopped by InformationWeek to talk about his reformed company and to address charges that bad advertising practices continue at Zango despite the agreement with the FTC.

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No iPods For North Korea

11/29/2006
The Bush administration reportedly plans to strike back at North Korea's Kim Jong Il for testing nuclear missiles by denying luxuries to the leader and his political allies through trade sanctions.

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New Patents Point to Apple Phone

11/9/2006
Apple applied for patents for an "actuating user interface for media player," technology that will likely replace the iPod scroll-wheel; and for a universal docking station, with speakers.

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Mac Envy At Web 2.0

11/7/2006
It's 11:00 a.m. I'm sitting in the audience of a session at the Web 2.0 Conference, and I'm terrified. The power cord for my IBM ThinkPad snakes across the aisle, barely visible on the blue carpet, to one of the few power outlets in the eastern wall of the room.

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Is DIY Dying At Google?

11/1/2006
For the second time this month, Google has ordered out for innovation. On Tuesday, Google said it had acquired JotSpot, a maker of collaborative online applications. Earlier in October, Google acquired YouTube, the leading online video community site.

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