Buzz Out Loud 1410: IBM's Watson is our new computer Overlord (podcast)

The result from Jeopardy proves that we are no match for the machine. Sony officially announces their music streaming service Qriocity, while we try to figure out how to spell it. And Sony will be getting in on the tablet game. It's about time. Plus, Donald Bell joins us in studio and takes over the show.

The result from Jeopardy proves that we are no match for the machine. Sony officially announces their music streaming service Qriocity, while we try to figure out how to spell it. And Sony will be getting in on the tablet game. It's about time. Plus, Donald Bell joins us in studio and takes over the show.

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EPISODE 1410

NEWS

IBM’s Watson victorious in Jeopardy; Our new computer overlord?
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/ibms-watson-victorious-in-jeopardy-our-new-computer-overlord/45002

Creators: Watson has no speed advantage as it crushes humans in Jeopardy
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2011/02/creators-watson-has-no-speed-advantage-as-it-crushes-humans-in-jeopardy.ars

Sony’s Qriocity aims to put Connect, iTunes behind
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20032854-261.html?tag=topStories1
Death of the Music Industry
http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-music-industry-sales-2011-2

Sony Exec: We Are Not Abandoning iTunes
http://www.businessinsider.com/sony-exec-we-are-not-abandoning-itunes-2011-2

Exclusive: Sony ‘S1′ PlayStation tablet (updated)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/16/exclusive-sony-s1-brings-qriocity-to-9-4-inch-honeycomb-table/
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/02/17/sony-ericsson-s1-tablet/

Official Statement Regarding PS3 Circumvention Devices and Pirated Software
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/02/16/official-statement-regarding-ps3-circumvention-devices-and-pirated-software/

FBI to announce new Net-wiretapping push
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20032518-281.html?tag=topStories2

Google will launch iTunes music store competitor with upgrade to Android
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/feb/16/google-music-itunes-competitor-android
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/02/google-music-service-expected-to-launch-with-honeycomb-and-xoom.ars

More Detail On Apple's Plans For MobileMe: Think FaceBook, Foursquare & uStream [Exclusive]
http://www.cultofmac.com/more-detail-on-apples-plans-for-mobileme-think-foursquare-ustream-and-h2g2-exclusive/80147

Mac Growth Outpaces Market for 19th Straight Quarter
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20110217/mac-growth-outpaces-market-for-19th-straight-quarter/

Apple secures 60% of global touch panel capacity, causing tight supply
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110216PD219.html

Quick Hits

Redbox digital service will go toe-to-toe with Netflix
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/02/redbox-digital-service-will-compete-directly-with-netflix.html

Google Social Search
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/update-to-google-social-search.html

Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg to Meet With President Obama Thursday in San Francisco
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/02/steve-jobs-and-eric-schmidt-to-meet-with-president-obama-thursday-in-san-francisco.html

Happy Ending
Congrats Detroit! A giant RoboCop will soon protect you!
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/02/congrats-detroi.php

VOICEMAIL

John, who loves his Netflix – RE: Android

Patrick has an idea for AT&T and Apps from Apple

EMAILS

I just noticed this on the Roku Private channel, looks promising! Can watch the basic local channels ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CW, PBS for free on the roku. Apparently they use the antenna in Pennsylvania and broadcast that. Then you have options to pay for other channels packages like espn, etc….. by day, week, month etc…. Do you have any details on this thing and is this legal at all?
-Jeff

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Hey Buzz Crew!

Scott the podcaster from Ottawa, Canada here. In episode 1409 you talked about Borders going bankrupt and Kobo reassuring its users that they can still get e-books. This might be partly due to how well it sold up here, especially at Christmas. The Kobo is the official reader for Chapters, one of the largest bookstores up here. I see Kobos in the wild far more often than Kindles. This is likely because Chapters has the rights to many more books in Canada than Amazon does. Anyway, here’s hoping that us Canadians can keep the Kobo going strong!

Love the show!

Scott

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Hey Buzz crew,

I work in book publishing. Within the last year, there’s been jubilation as Amazon has brought their eBook cut down from 70% to 30%.
That move included its fair share of price fixing (price of eBook has to be between 1.99 and 9.99, and the physical book cannot be available for less than the eBook). If book publishers haven’t been able to take Amazon down for that structure, I’m not sure that subscription service providers will be able to take down Apple for rolling out the same.

How awesome would it be if Amazon was the one who took the stand?
Every statement they made could be used by the publishing industry against them. That’d be sweet.

Love the show!

Andrew, the publishing hack

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