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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 2008

Google Should Take Privacy Lessons From Cuil

7/29/2008
Google can rest easy, at least for the time being. Cuil, the search startup that debuted on Monday, is no Google-killer. Judging by the dismissive comments left by those reading InformationWeek's coverage, Cuil was more of a danger to itself than any other company, thanks to downtime and poor performance on both a tec

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Google Index Reaches 1 Trillion URLs

7/25/2008
Three years after Google declared that its index was three times larger than any other search engine and then declined to cite a specific number to support that claim, it was widely believed that Google had tired of index one-upmanship and that it would no longer be measuring its index.

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Google's Patents At Risk?

7/22/2008
A provocatively titled post at the Patently-O blog, The Death of Google's Patents, by John F. Duffy, suggests that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's narrowing view of patentable innovation may invalidate some of Google's patents, not to mention patents held by IBM, Microsoft, and other companies with software patents.

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