Buzz Out Loud 1184: Warning: BOL may result in loss of toe (podcast)

Today's BOL happened before a live studio audience at SXSW in Austin, TX. Cali Lewis and Nicole Lee joined us on stage to discuss the state of SXSW Interactive, the on-going Google/China kerfuffle, and pharmaceutical companies' struggles to fit the risks of drugs into a Twitter-friendly 140 characters. Also, Cali Lewis nearly loses a toe.... um, sorry?

Today's BOL happened before a live studio audience at SXSW in Austin, TX. Cali Lewis and Nicole Lee joined us on stage to discuss the state of SXSW Interactive, the on-going Google/China kerfuffle, and pharmaceutical companies' struggles to fit the risks of drugs into a Twitter-friendly 140 characters. Also, Cali Lewis nearly loses a toe.... um, sorry?

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EPISODE 1184

Digg 2.0 unveiled at SXSW: “faster,” “instant”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20000411-52.html

AT&T’s network up to SXSW iPhone onslaught
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20000406-52.html

Google to shut China search engine
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/dd69e680-2e06-11df-b85c-00144feabdc0.html

iPhone browsing could be faster with Opera — if Apple approves
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/03/12/sxsw.iphone.opera/

Day 1 estimate: 120,000 iPads sold
http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/03/13/day-1-estimate-120000-ipads-sold/

Apple’s iPad battery replacement policy: baby out with the bathwater
http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/13/dead-ipad-battery-never-mind-replacing-it-apple-just-sends-ano/

Privacy concerns derail Netflix contest
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20000370-261.html

Classmates.com to pay up to 9.5 million in “phantom friends” lawsuit
http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2010/03/classmates_paying_up_to_95m_in_settlement_president_resigns.html

Pharma faces a character count conundrum
http://blogs.nature.com/nm/spoonful/2010/03/pharma_faces_a_character_count_1.html

#OMGConan: The big Digg party Twitter hoax
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20000410-52.html

Email
Hey guys,
Remember a while back you guys reported about an online community built car where people got to vote on the design and the stuff that went into it?

It was featured on the cover of Wired magazine… yeah you guys probably forgot.

But that’s ok… the company Local-Motors. ( http://www.local-motors.com ) is going to be there in Austin during SXSW with that specific car.

It’s called the Rally Fighter and yes it’s probably –if you allow me to use a Gadgettes’ term– a Gender Gap. It looks amazing! A forrealzzz Hotwheels!! lol

Here’s a link to their tour page. http://www.local-motors.com/static.php?p=RFTour

Sorry for the long email.

Have fun and love the show,
Fred

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World’s oldest whiskey goes on sale in Scotland — This is maybe more for Tom and Cooley, but I give it my vote for the CNET Christmas party or next big BOL milestone. Oh, and even though you’re probably already there and getting this after the fact, I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at the SXSW meetup tomorrow night. Good luck, safe travel and have fun!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1257273/Worlds-oldest-malt-whisky-costing-10-000-bottle-goes-sale.html
Chad Ford

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Hey Buzz Crew!

I have been a listener for a long time, and recently with the increased talk about ACTA, I have decided to do something about it. What can a nobody like me do to stop this treaty, you ask? Why, create a Facebook group of course! The link is here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=387879991802 .

I think the biggest problem here is not enough people know what ACTA is. I think that a Facebook group might just help with that.

Lets fight this thing by spreading the word.

Love the show,

Matt Weber
Portland, Mi

P.S. Who is Pink Floyd?

 

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