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1090 - Screw Windows 7, time to hype Windows 8
Aired
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Duration
Unknown
Hosts
Tom Merritt, Jason Howell Co-hosts: Brian Cooley & Natali del Conte
Producer
Jason Howell
Guests
none


OK yeah, we talk about Windows 7 and it's lovefest but it's so over. Time to get into the rumor mill again for the Windows 8 release. Why is Microsoft being so quiet about it?! We also cover the unnatural marriage of Verizon and Google over Net Neutrality. And Craigslist is not a pimp according to the law.

Stories CoveredEdit

500 people line up for Windows 7 in London

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8319083.stm


Burger King selling a Windows 7 Whopper in Japan

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/22/burger-king-selling-a-windows-7-whopper-in-japan/


Businesses love Windows 7, survey says

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/174130/businesses_love_windows_7_survey_says.html


Microsoft adds PC’s and third-party software to its online store

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10381031-56.html


Eight things you need to know about Windows 8

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/8-things-you-need-to-know-about-windows-8-643699


Blu-Ray coming for Xbox, sort of?

http://gizmodo.com/5387238/ballmer-talks-natal-says-blu+ray-add+on-for-xbox-coming


FCC moves forward on Net neutrality rule-making in unanimous vote

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2009/10/fcc_moves_forward_on_net_neutr.html

http://www.fcc.gov/

New BFFs Verizon, Google agree on Net neutrality, except for wireless

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2009/10/new_bffs_verizon_google_talk_o.html


Google strikes a Twitter search deal, too

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10380615-36.html


Coming to Google Labs: Social search results

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10380739-36.html

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/21/web-2-0-summit-marrisa-mayer-shows-off-social-search-results-from-your-social-netowrk/


Nokia sues Apple, says iPhone infringes 10 patents

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/22/nokia-sues-apple-says-iphone-infringes-ten-patents/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8321058.stm


The iPhone is still a good thing for AT&T

http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=26417


Judge: Craigslist not liable for prostitution ads

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10380799-261.html

Standard charging connector for cars about to be ratified

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17912_3-10380010-72.html


VoicemailEdit

Heather has an idea for ebook sellers.


CJ on BlackBerry love


EmailsEdit

Just want mention that most of Sony laptops are not going to be supported by Sony to upgrade to Windows 7. They suggest you by a new one and to shop on their web page to get one. I check many models and was told the same thing. You can upgrade, but Sony will not provide support for there drivers. I bought my SR series laptop in Feb this year, P8400 dual core 3 gig mem w/Vista Home Prem – no Sony support. But, I could update an IBM C100 (old and slow) – IBM wil provide support.

– rgolab



I just received a Kindle as a gift last week from my wife and we went with the $259 U.S. version for the “new low price” of.. well.. $259. I considered the International version as we often vacation outside of the U.S., especially during the holidays but opted out of the $20 premium.


Well, while perusing the Amazon site tonight I noticed that there is already a thread on the Kindle board discussing the fact that the “U.S.” (only) version of the Kindle is now gone and the $259 version is the U.S./International version.


Is it just me or isn’t this a bit weird as the price decrease FOR the U.S. version was only a week or so ago? New hardware just post-Holiday season? Hmmmm.


Just thought I would share,


Tracy in Newport Beach, CA (SOOOO much better than Atlanta!)




hey buzz crew!!!


I am a walmart employee and work in their connection center. The prepaid service you have talked about is called Straight Talk, and is owned by the same people who brought you TracFone. The service uses Verizon’s network as well as their data network. The 45 dollar a month plan includes unlimited data, voice and text. We have even gotten new phones, one of which has a slide out qwerty keypad! Our store was a market test store and we have had it for a few months and people are going crazy over it. Very good deal if you ask me. Keep up the good work guys… love the show


Chris Decker in newnan, georgia

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