Buzz Out Loud 1579: Facebook goes public: The Winners and Losers (Podcast)

The Buzz crew talks about Facebook's historic IPO, and the challenges the company will face moving forward. Zynga is smiling, and so is the invite-only Pinterest. We've figured it out, and it's the new social network for girls or metrosexuals. "Into it, Not Into it" brings us vacuum-sealed couples, and that's all you need to know.

The Buzz crew talks about Facebook's historic IPO, and the challenges the company will face moving forward. Zynga is smiling, and so is the invite-only Pinterest. We've figured it out, and it's the new social network for girls or metrosexuals. "Into it, Not Into it" brings us vacuum-sealed couples, and that's all you need to know.

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EPISODE 1579

NEWS:

-Facebook files to go public, plans to raise $5B

-Facebook's S-1 Reveals: 845 Million Users Every Month, More Than Half Daily, Half Mobile

-Facebook's net income and revenues: $1 billion on $3.71 billion in 2011

-All-time top 10 IPOs for Internet companies

-Facebook IPO highlights ‘The Hacker Way’

-Facebook’s biggest winners look to rich payday

-Facebook's platform paid out $1.4 billion to developers in 2011 -- less than what Apple did

WINNERS from the outside:

-Zynga shares soar on Facebook IPO

-From Founders to Decorators, Facebook Riches

Challenges:

-Facebook’s days of hypergrowth may be over

-Facebook’s IPO: What Wall Street still wants to know

-Pinterest nearly equals Twitter and Google in referral traffic

-Google must pay $660,000 for offering Google Maps for free

-Twitter yanks Reading Rainbow handle from squatter

-Reading Rainbow theme song

-Here's how new CEO Kaz Hirai wants to save Sony

-Apple’s supply chain flap: It’s really about us

-Tim Cook: Apple cares about ‘every worker’ in its supply chain

Quick Hits:

-Pirate Bay Founders' Prison Sentences Final, Supreme Court Appeal Rejected

-WikiLeaks Founder Appeals Extradition at Britain's Supreme Court

-Apple Loses German Court Bid to Ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Nexus Phone

-Photos of Debug Software Show Alleged Details of iPad 3 with Quad-Core A6 and LTE

-iPhone’s Siri can’t handle surly Scottish man

SCIENCE:

-NASA spacecraft releases first video of moon’s far side

INTO IT NOT INTO IT:

-Pew, pew! Xappr brings laser tag to smartphones

-Keep your gadgets charged on the go with Powerbag

-Microsoft debuts Kinect for Windows, commercial SDK

-See nano quadcopter robots swarm (video)

-Boxx on wheels makes for unique, eco-friendly ride

-Canadian teens send Legonaut 15 miles into atmosphere

-Artist vacuum-seals couples for portrait series

VOICEMAIL:

Fordo calls in about Foxconn – How to take action

Robert from Atlanta says his school uses iPads

Hank takes personal offense at calling iPhone users douchebags

EMAILS:

Hey guys,
Regarding last week’s discussion about Foxconn and other Apple factories working conditions. The one thing that I don’t hear anybody saying is that Foxconn is actually one of the better factories to work at in China.

A coworker of mine who has been to several big manufacturing plants in China/Asia (including Foxconn) says that there are dozens if not hundreds of plants from big clothing and electronics manufacturers who do not provide any oversight or supervision in the way that Apple does.

Because of all the press surrounding Foxconn, Apple is working to improve things by placing supervisors in the factories and pressuring change. Clearly, Apple can and should do more (being the biggest player in the area) but they are also taking all the heat in the press so that these other companies have no motivation to improve conditions because they are ignored by the media.

Just wanted to point that out, I think it would be great if Apple and Foxconn completely reformed their practices, but the fact is that it’s a problem with the whole system and not just one company. Jesse Potter”

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Hey Buzz Crew,

I’ve heard discussion about Google’s new privacy policy all over the place, generally balanced but with discernible “”anti”" vibes. Well, just now, Facebook showed me an ad for a Commander Shepard Hoodie! That is awesome! Somebody sold them the right information! I wouldn’t mind if Google propositioned cool goods like that to me. Just saying.

You guys are awesome! Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,

Mark from PA

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Hey Buzz Crew,

Like everyone else I received Google’s updated privacy policy and it
is indeed shorter and much easier to read. I have edited and
re-phrased it to make it even shorter and easier to read:

We are Google. You will be assimilated. Your biological and
technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is
futile.

Love the Show,
Jonathan from Chicago

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When interviewing somebody about their website, can you PLEASE spell the website. I *listen* to the show in the car. I was totally interested in the interview about givit.com, but became frustrated because I thought you were saying getit.com, and I couldn’t find the stupid site using my smartphone. Finally found its spelling in the show notes, but, man, what a hassle. Same thing for that website jean simmons was promoting. Or the dating site based on your location. And I could go on and on. Grrrrrrr. Christopher

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