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1259 - No, YOUR mom plays Farmville
Aired
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Duration
42:44
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Guests
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Today in tech news, Hulu launches its subscription service and we're thinking about going over the top (maybe next year). Also, Farmville is apparently so prevalent that it forced a Firefox update ... or, put another way, Firefox gets a little bit broken so that Farmville people can be happy. Sheesh. Steve Jobs sends more email, Kindle for Android arrives, and we fight for a while about Froyo.


Stories CoveredEdit

Windows 8 leaks show Microsoft’s eyes on Apple

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20009078-56.html

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/06/leaked-windows-8-slides-an-app-store-for-windows-ie9-beta-in-august.ars

http://msftkitchen.com/2010/06/windows-8-plans-leaked-numerous-details-revealed.html


The Anatomy of a Leak: Windows 8 Documentation

http://msftkitchen.com/2010/06/the-anatomy-of-a-leak-windows-8-documentation.html


BREAKING NEWS: Hulu launches subscription service, Hulu Plus

http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/29/hulu-plus-premium/


Google update on China

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/update-on-china.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/30/technology/30google.html


Obama Backs More Spectrum for Wireless

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/06/obama-spectrum-wireless/

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15399118

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-memorandum-unleashing-wireless-broadband-revolution


Privacy problems persist in latest Windows Messenger beta

http://www.infoworld.com/t/instant-messaging/privacy-problems-persist-in-latest-windows-messenger-2011-beta-536


Mozilla updates Firefox to appease Farmville users

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178578/Mozilla_updates_Firefox_to_crush_Farmville_complaints


Tesla goes public

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-20009131-54.html


In E-Mail, Steve Jobs Comments on iPhone 4 Minerals

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/steve-jobs-iphone4/


Lines for iPhones at ATT stores

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20009116-266.html


Nokia: Hold your phone any damn way you want

http://asia.cnet.com/crave/2010/06/29/nokia-makes-sly-dig-at-apple-over-phone-grip-styles/


Kindle for Android now available

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/28/kindle-for-android-now-available/


Froyo for Nexus rolling out

http://googlenexusoneboard.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-android-22-software-update-for.html


The warfighter can now take advantage of the new hyperspectral satellite, TacSat-3.

http://www.afspc.af.mil/pressreleasearchive/story.asp?id=123211316


Facebook: friend of divorce lawyers

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/06/28/2255201/Facebook-Friend-of-Divorce-Lawyers


Today’s featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show: Super Elliott

http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_SuperElliott.mp3


EmailsEdit

Hey Buzz crew…

how is this not a bigger story? The HTC Evo is Sprint’s main “”iPhone”" killer product. They’re running national TV ads for the Evo, there are posters up around town and plastered all over the Sprint stores for the product…but it doesn’t exist. It’s not that Sprint is selling out of Evo’s, they aren’t selling any! The gross sales at Sprint and ALL local Radio Shack stores in the Seattle metro region for the last 2 weeks has been $0.00 in HTC Evo sales. Our Sprint stores haven’t had ANY shipments, not 1000, not 100, not 1 phone in the last 2 weeks. I check back every other day and they just keep repeating the line “”we’ll let you know when we have some in”". It’s not even that I have to wait “”x”" days to get one, I can’t even pre-order one if I WANTED to give them cash. I can go down to the Apple Store and pick up an iPhone 4 (they still have a few) but Sprint hasn’t had a single Evo shipped to them in weeks? I can’t pre-order from Sprint’s web site either. I know there were screen supply issues, but not having any product available for 2/3 of your launch so far is NOT good. Sprint already blew it with the Palm Pre…not they’re angering their customers by not being able to produce any Evo’s…even though they’ll never sell a fraction as many as AT&T will iPhones. Are they TRYING to make me go buy an iPhone? I want the Evo, but Sprint is making this VERY difficult.


Dave in Seattle




Hey BOL crew,


Has anybody ever presented the whole driving distraction problem with Facetime and ubiquitous video calling? A nation full of texting drivers is bad, but a nation full of video callers is pretty bad too. Maybe it’s a good thing that Facetime is wifi only right now.


John




Hello everyone,


Just wanted to pass along some exciting news. Podcaster, the app that was rejected for duplicating functionality, has finally been accepted into the app store last night after 2 years. Haza!


Keep up the great work.


Almerica

Podcaster Developer




Hey Molly,


I listened to the show today with beer in hand, hanging on your every word, waiting for the inevitable so I could enjoy my tasty beverage. Three quarters of the way through the show I started having doubts, but then a glimmer of hope: a perfect opportunity and what do I hear? “”TOTALLY”"? NOOOOOOOOOO! Utter disappointment, Molly. I hope my pointing it out didn’t end the fun. The totes drinking game was going to be totally bowser.


I remain thirsty, hopefully only until tomorrow’s episode.


Love the show,


Cass


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