On today's show, we're kind of down on Microsoft Office 365 and poor MySpace's future, but we feel a tiny bit positive about the overlapping circles of nerdiness that could be possible with Google's new Plus social networking beta. Also, find out what you love on Google, if you can, and see all the movies you want for $50 a month. Plus: our new favorite word! Philanthrodorks!
Ep. 1499: Finally, Venn diagrams come to social networking!
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Microsoft Sets Rival to Google Apps
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MySpace Layoffs Rumored for This Week
First Look at the Google Plus social network: The Top Secret Demo
U.S. sent Google 8,888 requests for user-data in 2010
RUMOR: Google’s Chinese Search Rival, Baidu, Using
Android To Build Its Own Mobile Operating System
E-reader ownership doubles in six months
More Americans buying e-readers than
tablets, study says
Unlimited movie-going with MoviePass
Microsoft Demos New Kinect/Windows Phone Integration
There are now over 500,000 Android devices activated every day, and it’s growing at 4.4% w/w
Google Launches "What Do You Love" Search, To Find Google Services
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Artist launches album exclusively on Groupon
Google’s first Ice Cream Sandwich phone to be manufactured by Samsung, possibly dubbed 'Nexus Prime'
The HP TouchPad Will Come With Its Own Facebook Tablet App (Leaked Pics)
Sony VAIO Z debuts in Europe: external GPU, Light Peak, and new look included
New-Fangled Computer Chips Could Mimic Brain Synapses
Open Source Design 03: RoboCop: The Monument
Hey Buzz Crew,
I ran across this article about open source urban planning that used the Robo Cop statue as an example.
As a planner myself, this makes sense to me. Anything to get folks engaged is almost always a good thing, plus Detroit will get a supercool statue!
Micah in Nashville
(Side not…this Robocop idea was funded by peeps on Kickstarter with the help of a Facebook to get the word out…they raised $50,000 for the statue)
Why HBO GO is freakin Awesome!
Jose from Jacksonville talks about hisDVR box taking up to 30 minutes to start
Guy Talks about Pixar movies
Hey Buzz Crew,
In episode 1498, someone in the feedback loop mentioned Facebook liking pages without them knowing. I actually had this problem a few months ago. I checked my privacy settings and saw that nobody logged into my account from an unfamiliar location. I even made sure that no suspicious apps were given permission to access information on my profile. After initiating a full security check, I asked around, and apparently, other people also had this issue. I thought this was just a glitch in the Facebook system and that it would pass, but now, almost 4 months later, I’m a bit suspicious. If people are still having this issue, WHAT IF Facebook is liking pages for you?
I’m not usually one to hate on Facebook, but this is starting to get annoying.
Love the show,
Hi Molly & Co.,
Hard to tell from Thomas Deliduka’s question in BOL 1498, but Is it possible that he’s a victim of Likejacking? See
Without more details, it’s a bit hard to tell. Basically, though, it’s a form of clickjacking that fools you into liking something when you think you’re clicking on something else.
Hey crew – I think I was listening to episode 1498 where you were talking about the set top boxes sucking up a lot of power.
I’m trying to be greener, so I did a huge home audit of all my electrical devices.
My Comcast HD DVR uses about 25-30 watts when it’s in use.
When it’s in standby, it uses about 22-23 watts of power!
Ugh! So, my assumption is that for Comcast, standby consisists of turning off the little blue “”ON”" light.
Anyway, it sort of got me thinking.. Comcast is miffed at Netflix for being a bandwith hog and wanting to throttle them or charge them extra – but NOW, aha!, the shoe is on the other foot!
What if the power companies threatened to charge comcast extra for their overly consuming boxes?
There’s probably no way that’s even possible, but I wish is was.
ps. You can get one of those power meters at Amazon pretty cheap.
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