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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 December 2005

Google And Microsoft Settle Bitter Lawsuit

12/22/2005
Google said today that it has settled the lawsuit brought by Microsoft in July to enforce a noncompetition agreement against Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, a former Microsoft executive who left the company to work for Google. In a prepared statement, Lee, president of engineering, product and public affairs for Google China, said, "I am pleased with the terms of the settlement agreement."

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Google's AOL Deal Undermines Its Principles

12/19/2005
According to reports over the weekend in The New York Times and elsewhere, Time Warner is expected to announce tomorrow that it will renew its partnership with Google, which will make a $1 billion investment in AOL in exchange for a 5% stake in the company. While the actual terms have yet to be disclosed, one aspect of the deal is troubling. The Times reports, "Google, which pride

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Scratch-Resistant CD Keeps Data Alive

12/5/2005
You can wipe off that drink coaster and slip it into a CD player--that is, if you really wanted to. The Scratch-Less Disc relies on a special polymer, co-developed by General Electric, that's 100 times harder to scratch than the surface of standard CDs.

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