688 - I like your photos
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I like that photo of you that you posted on Facebook. You know, the private one? Yeah. I saw it. It was pretty cool, although I'd never wear that T-shirt again if I were you. In other news, Netflix DVDs are coming late! The end of the world is nigh! Also, the DOJ approves the XM-Sirius merger and Sony BMG wants to get on your iPod in a decidedly nonrootkit way.

Stories CoveredEdit

Netflix glitch to delay deliveries [1]

XM, Sirius move closer to improbable merger [2] [3]

Clear Channel wants the FCC to force XM-Sirius to obey indecency laws [4]

Citigroup says Microsoft likely to raise Yahoo offer [5]

Sony BMG launching (DRM-free?) subscription music service this year [6] [7]

Elvis Costello skips the CD [8]

Security lapse exposes Facebook photos [9]

Yahoo, Google, MySpace form non-profit OpenSocial Foundation [10]

Windows Live teams up with social networks for contact portability [11] [12]

Red Sox fans freak over DirecTV outage [13]

Google backs ‘white space’ Wi-Fi [14] [15]

Vista SP1 customers get free support [16]

Business center: Forrester: AJAX-powered Web apps disappoint [17]

LiveBook: Book written by the Facebook, Bebo communities [18]

From The PhonesEdit

  • Michael

A call about the FBI story.

  • Anonymous Boston

TiVo Hater.

  • JB Alabama

Hey I have an idea?

In the ForumsEdit

  • Can I have a copy of the Linux Chaser?

by b47619

  • Please Uncle Sam, don't shut down my Mars Rover!...

by shmody

  • For all Powncers - need help to test a new app

by braja

  • The Internet is Nothing but a Fad

by skinselton


WiMax hope from Waco, TexasEdit

Hey Buzz crew, while listening to show 687 I was shocked to hear that Garth Freeman said that he was giving up on WiMax. I have had Clearwire now for two year and it works great for me! When I was looking at houses last year I even drove around town using it to look up houses and directions and I have not experienced any real issues with my service. It has always worked for me so Tom don’t lose your hope quite yet. Branden Waco, TX

More from the Nielsen GuyEdit

I’ve written and called a few times in the past, but I think they were nonNielsen items.

I don’t know anything about capturing viewing in Bars, but there is an extended household sample that keeps tracks of college students in dorms and the like.

The project Molly was thinking of was the Portable People Meter, which was a joint venture with Arbitron. Participants carried a pager sized meter that picked up on a coded audio signal in TV and Radio broadcasts. There may have been a GPS element as well but I can’t remember. As far as I know the test project ended a few months back, and I am not sure if there will be any other work with that tech. That isn’t my department. There is an iPod meter being tested somewhere, but again I don’t deal with that aspect of the biz.

Dave the Nielsen guy

Additional NotesEdit


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