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The following is a list of Buzz Out Loud episodes that aired in February 2008.


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Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
652 Microhoo or Yahsoft? Friday, February 1, 2008 [1] [2]
What to name a company resulting from the merger of Yahoo and Microsoft is probably the least of their concerns right now. First, Yahoo has to accept the bid. If they don't, Microsoft may get pushy. Then they have to merge two very different companies. Who does this benefit? You? We'll discuss that on today's show.
653 The Wii hates smokers Monday, February 4, 2008 [3] [4]
Nintendo says cigarette ash is causing problems with the gameplay of "Super Smash Brothers Brawl." Funny, I would have thought that would be more of a problem with Wii Sports, and with players' lungs, not the optical drive. Plus, we keep you up to date on the Yahoo-Microsoft merger prospects and how Google is being a third wheel now.
654 We care about the artists Tuesday, February 5, 2008 [5] [6]
The RIAA does what it does for the artists. That's why it sues their fans. It's just trying to help out the artists. Like songwriters. Although songwriters make a little too much money. That's why the RIAA wants the Copyright Royalty Board to reduce the mechanical rate, so the artists get less money per song. Something isn't making sense to me here. But I'm sure I just don't understand the complexities of the music business. Meanwhile, the N-Gage is back. Woo-hoo!
655 Who cut the cables? Wednesday, February 6, 2008 [7] [8]
Now, we hear that a fifth Internet cable has been severed in the Middle East. One cable is fine. Even two is not that unusual. But five? Let the conspiracy theories begin! We also review some goings-on with Wikipedia editors, and unveil Sprint's totally-unlimited-everything cell phone plan.
656 Rumor-palooza Thursday, February 7, 2008 [9] [10]
Sometimes there's just no news. And sometimes there's just rumors of news. Today is an example of the latter. Half the stories today are rumors of somebody coming out with some products or somebody buying somebody else. Plus we critique my resume.
657 Is it Yahoo's fate...or destiny?! Friday, February 8, 2008 [11] [12]
By the time you read this, Yahoo--and the world--may know its fate. However, Steve Ballmer, who likely would call it destiny, says Yahoo will stay around as a brand. What does that mean for poor MSN? And by extension, MSNBC? Will they go the way of Bob? Or Clippy? Only time and a few earnings calls will say for sure. Mea
658 Hostile growth hormone Monday, February 11, 2008 [13] [14]
Perhaps the tech giants of the world are all hopped up on the Clear, and that's why they're trying to create MicroHoo/GooNet super-teams. Actually, Yahoo isn't on board unless Microsoft sweetens the pot, so Microsoft was forced to go buy Danger while it waits. In other news, we saw some Android but it was the Nokia N96 that really made us drool. A lot.
659 Microsoft: No means yes Tuesday, February 12, 2008 [15] [16]
In the news today, Microsoft says no to Yahoo's no, Verizon says there's no need to degrade P2P traffic, and Bill Gates says no to 8,000 Facebook friend requests. Also, analysts (and Steve Jobs and AT&T's CEO) say a 3G iPhone is coming "soon," which is probably good news for all the BlackBerry owners suffering yet another unexplained critical outage. Get it together, RIM!
660 You're Twitter-fired! Wednesday, February 13, 2008 [17] [18]
Not like "@acedtect, pack up your stuff." No, we mean all these poor Yahoo folks are getting pink slips this week, and we're voyeuristically following their misery on Twitter. It feels sort of wrong. In other news, we discuss mergers and acquisitions, then pretty soon we can't take it anymore, so we talk about what space smells like. It's a jam-packed day.
661 We'll help you, Rush! Thursday, February 14, 2008 [19] [20]
Rush Limbaugh is asking Steve Jobs for help with his Mac Pros. Hey, Rush, give us a call! We'll help! In other news, Microsoft is teaching kids how to crack down on their intellectual property before they're even out of knickers. (Knickers? Knickers.) Oh, and Twitter hits the New York Times Fashion and Style section. Apocalypse is nigh.
662 HD DVD dies, kills Blu-ray? Friday, February 15, 2008 [21] [22]
Follow my logic here. The only thing keeping you interested in high-def DVDs might be the format war. What if a war ends and nobody cares? Plus, we predict winners in the console war, and we get a turtle named after us! Yay for turtles!
663 The power of Blu-Ray compels you Tuesday, February 19, 2008 [23] [24]
Blu-Ray wins, we try to exorcise our studio of its many demons, and speaking of demons, the digital photo frame infestation turns hellish. In other news, we think we've figured out the mystery of What Made Scoble Cry, and much to our surprise, it wasn't "The Bucket List." It just might be a Microsoft-made map of the universe. Cool.
664 JaMoTo lays an egg Wednesday, February 20, 2008 [25] [26]
In today's news, we adopt a turtle, you should send some money to Larry Lessig (or a turtle), and PC gaming lives on! In your brain! No, seriously! A new PC Gaming Alliance combined with a mind-control gaming headset have PC gaming looking cool again. Also, Wii Fit is coming out in the U.S. on May 19, so start your diets then.
665 Run, Alex, run! Thursday, February 21, 2008 [27] [28]
What's the only thing worse than Vista? Vista SP1. In other news, we wonder what the world is coming to, as Microsoft and Sprint both make big, powerful moves toward openness and interoperability. We feel so off- balance and yet strangely thrilled. Also, are social networks totally over? We investigate.
666 Tickle me and die Friday, February 22, 2008 [29] [30]
Just in time for the devil's episode, the Elmo doll from hell makes the news today. Also, Microsoft's SP1 accidentally possesses some PCs, the UK is threatening to bring Satan's hammer down on ISPs, and yeah, we know they changed the number from 666 to 616, but at this point, we just can't stop ourselves.
667 Take-Two gets a bear hug Monday, February 25, 2008 [31] [32]
Electronic Arts isn't taking no for an answer from Take-Two, and Pakistan gives us an object lesson in why censorship is bad: in an effort to block YouTube in that country, they took out YouTube for the entire world (for about two hours) and then got themselves taken offline altogether. Wow. That's a day's work, right there.
668 Take-A filter three-fer Tuesday, February 26, 2008 [33] [34]
A three-fer means there were three stories about ISP filtering. Three. Which means filtering is turning into an epidemic, which isn't very cool--times three. In other news, Apple finally updates the MacBook Pro and Yahoo has decided "Buzz" is cool. But they don't mean our podcast.
669 Wikileaks got a gun Wednesday, February 27, 2008 [35] [36]
Wikileaks gets some serious legal firepower to help in its domain-name-takedown case. Comcast is in trouble for hiring seat fillers, not at the Oscars, but at an FCC hearing. Adding insult to injury: the seat fillers totally fell asleep! Oh, and Microsoft has to pay more money to the EU--as usual.
670 Null error Thursday, February 28, 2008 [37] [38]
We nuked Yahoo Live. That's it for that. Anyway, what's the fuss with Google Sites and yeah, when WILL the iPhone get more business friendly? In other news, there just ain't much news today, so we're going to spend some time on baby robots and Sprint's awesome new $100 all-you-can-eat plan. Yep, I said awesome.
671 Vista Price Patch 1 Friday, February 29, 2008 [39] [40]
Windows Vista may be maligned, enterprise-unfriendly, and seemingly without compatible drivers, but hey, at least it's cheaper! In other not-at-all-surprising news, it looks like Apple's iPhone SDK might be a little locked down, they might micromanage the apps that end up on the phone, and don't even get us started on the accessories situation. In sum, your basic Apple stuff.