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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 2009

Google Apps Dashboard Gets RSS Feed

7/27/2009
Google's online services, like those offered by Amazon, Microsoft, or any other company, sometimes fail. Hopefully, failures don't happen often. But when they do, it's helpful to have information about what's going on.

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Where's Google GDrive?

7/22/2009
With the announcement of Chrome OS, having a general storage service for files becomes essential for Google. Yet the company remains coy about acknowledging a project that has been rumored for at least three years.

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Google Pitches PowerMeter Empowerment

7/17/2009
In keeping with its mission to organize the world's information, Google is testing software to help people understand how they use power. Once you discover the cost of heating your home with hair dryers, you may never do it again.

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Google Reader Goes Social

7/16/2009
Taking a cue from Twitter and Facebook, Google is adding social features to its Reader software and tightening the link between Google profiles and its other services.

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Twitter Hack Tars Google's Cloud

7/15/2009
The distribution of internal Twitter documents by a hacker has revived doubts about the security of cloud computing. But Google wants everyone to know that security tools are available for those who want to use them.

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Google Shrinks Chrome Updates With 'Courgette'

7/15/2009
Part of Google's security strategy for Chrome involves the use of 'silent updates,' browser patches downloaded without specific authorization by the user. It's a controversial practice because spyware and malware also download files without the express consent of users.

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Military Grapples With Information Overload

7/9/2009
Surging surveillance data threatens to overwhelm the military's ability to deal with the information. A report from a defense advisory group is calling for new data analysis technology and for taking a cue from Google.

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Google Apps Graduates From Beta

7/7/2009
Bowing to pressure from its enterprise clients, Google has finally removed the beta label from Google Apps. For Gmail, the oldest component of Google Apps, this marks the end of over five years in beta.

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