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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 September 2007

Apple's iPod Linked To iCrime Wave

9/28/2007
"We propose that the rise in violent offending and the explosion in the sales of iPods and other portable media devices is more than coincidental," says a report from the Urban Institute.

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Amazon Kills DRM And Puts iTunes On Notice

9/25/2007
Digital rights management, otherwise known as DRM, died today, at least as far as music is concerned. Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who deserves credit for calling for the elimination of DRM earlier this year, may come to regret that the competition has taken his advice to heart.

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Google Launches AdSense for Mobile

9/18/2007
There are about 6.6 billion people in the world and about half that many mobile phone subscriptions. Better still, ad blocking on mobile handsets isn't an issue. At least not yet.

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Steve Jobs' Other Mistake

9/10/2007
Apple CEO Steve Jobs' decision to offer a $100 refund to early iPhone adopters following last week's $200 iPhone price reduction is a good start. But it's not enough. Jobs also needs to re-think whether his company wants to serve consumers or shackle them.

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Sony's Got iPod Envy

9/4/2007
The company's media push reflects efforts begun by Sony CEO Howard Stringer in 2005 to restore Sony's leadership in consumer technology.

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