The Carrier IQ spy software scandal continues to grow: Al Franken wants an explanation and researchers say it might even be showing up in iOS. AT&T's T-Mobile bid is on death watch, and we perform a live demo of Siri's abortion "glitch" -- biggest problem? It's not search and it should be search. Meanwhile, Google announces that it's planning to map indoor spaces, and we envision a world of Google mapping guys on Segways in the mall and maybe even snooping around our cubicles and kitchens.
Ep. 1568: That's just the Google Maps guy, ignore him
ALSO THIS WEEK
INTO IT NOT INTO IT
Rob is New Jersy has music news fatigue.
Robert from Atlanta calls in to let us know that Bing also allows 1 free play when discovering new music.
I’m a long time follower/lurker of the show and felt the need to write in…. So black Friday came along, and the blackberry playbook (16 GB) was on sale for $199.99. One of THE BEST DEALS of the weekend. I got one and I love it. I went into the store to buy a kindle fire for my wife and couldnt believe the price point on the playbook. $200 (for a better than average/good) tablet, cant really go wrong. I was lucky enough to get the last two. All of the 16 and 32 GB playbooks were almost gone. I looked behind the counter and saw about 100+ Kindle fires sitting on the ground. One employee at the store even had the nerve to tell me, and I quote “”It’s like an IPAD only smaller”" (Seems like they were dying to get some of the stock off their hands). I’m not sure what the sales numbers were, but the Fire didn’t seem to hot this past weekend. Have a good one, Im going back to playing my asian inspired edition of angry birds I was able to put on my playbook today.
Later Buzz Crew
Hello Buzz Crew,
If the merger does not go through, $4 billion is one heck of an Early Termination Fee. Take that, AT&T!
Hello Buzz Crew,
Like most Americans I was shopping on Black Friday. I went to a book store that night and found a really good children’s book called Good Night iPad by, get this Ann Droyd. I flipped through the pages and thought it was a really great story. As I was reading it I thought who would need this the most. Molly Wood has most of the gadgets in the book and a young son who likes the iPad so it would be better for her. It’s a great book that reminds us that we should turn off our gadgets once and a while. Good news is that the book is on amazon and its on sale right now.
Scott from Detroit
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