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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 July 2006

Online Sites Pay Producers To Post Videos

7/17/2006
Sites like Revver.com and Eefoof are hoping to beat YouTube at the video game by splitting the money they take in with the people who produce the videos, like the recent Revver hit, "Diet Coke and Mentos Experiment."

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Is Google Earth Falling Apart?

7/12/2006
No. (Cheap, fear-mongering headlines should always be answered "Yes" or "No" to save readers from the certain inanity to follow.) But there's more to it than that. The story begins with an e-mail from a reader who wrote, "Google mapping technology is falling apart." If true, that claim would make an interesting story. Given that a similar report appeared this morning in The Register, stating that Goo

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Google's Gdrive Stands For 'Government Drive'

7/10/2006
Blogger Corsin Camichel reports sighting Google's Gdrive, the company's long-rumored online storage service, following an expedition into Writely's directory structure. Camichel says he discovered a test page for Gdrive, code-named "Platypus," in the main directory of Google's Writely online word processor. And he kindly posted a
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