Buzz Out Loud 1217: Where's the digibeef? (podcast)

Steve jobs picks a digital beef, or digibeef, with Adobe over Apple's holdout on Flash, Palm and HP get married, we talk about the Sony Dash and whether or not we will give it to our mama's for Mother's day. Also, Natali knows nothing about the Boy Scouts, and Donald knows way too much about Lifetime, Television for Women. And Natali is also a little too familiar with iPhone Apps for those over 17.

Steve jobs picks a digital beef, or digibeef, with Adobe over Apple's holdout on Flash, Palm and HP get married, we talk about the Sony Dash and whether or not we will give it to our mama's for Mother's day. Also, Natali knows nothing about the Boy Scouts, and Donald knows way too much about Lifetime, Television for Women. And Natali is also a little too familiar with iPhone Apps for those over 17.

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EPISODE 1217

Palm and HP, sittin’ in a tree
http://blog.palm.com/palm/2010/04/palm-and-hp.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20003695-260.html

Steve Jobs speaks out about Flash
http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

AT&T gives more iPad 3G details
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ytech_gadg/20100428/tc_ytech_gadg/ytech_gadg_tc1842;_ylt=Av_9STHugfRid47cmvZ8T0p0fNdF

PlayStation user sues over removal of other OS button
http://games.slashdot.org/story/10/04/29/1222247/Sony-Sued-Over-PS3-Other-OS-Removal

Kindle firmware update includes social networking, password lock, and more
http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/29/kindle-version-2-5-update-gets-facebooked-and-twitterized

Sony Dash on sale now
http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/29/sonys-dash-goes-on-sale-officially-this-time

HTC plans Windows 7 phone by end of the year
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363219,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121

New Polaroid camera with a new kind of instant film
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/04/polaroid-finall.php

So Long, Nerds! Syfy Doesn't Need You
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/television/So_long__nerds__Syfy_doesn_t_need_you-92264704.html

Cub Scouts can now earn gaming badge
http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/cubscouts/awards/boys/sanda/video_games.aspx

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http://www.cnet.com/8301-19709_1-20003121-10.html

Voicemail
Jeff from Delaware – You guys crack me up!!

Gil from San Deigo – The Opera Browser is for… porn?

Email
Hey Buzz Crew,

As a United Airlines Continuous Improvement Intern and Buzz Out Loud fan for a few years – I’m very sorry to hear you think UA is the WORST company in the world…*tear*
1. Molly, you do not need to worry about United’s maintenance! We have one of the best records for keeping our planes in the sky.
2. I think the reason you all hate UA and right now comes down to many of our ‘front line’ employees (those you will interact with). Many have lost a passion over the years for great customer service. Actually, United is looking to new Disney execs to begin the long-term fix.
3. You must not be Premier, 1K, or the mythical Global Services frequent flyers. Once you get that the experience might as well be a totally different airline. I know every guest should have that experience…but… we’re working on it.
4. Our First and Business class international are a techies dream!

However if we merge with US Air or Continental… I quit – that would suck.
Seth

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Dear Buzz crew,

I heard you discussing the collapse of the Hulu talks in the UK on episode 1216.

As a UK listener, it doesn’t particularly surprise me that local broadcasters, particularly ITV, Channel 4 and Five, saw no real value in putting their content on Hulu, as they all have their own web player solutions, most if not all of which publish their broadcast material immediately after it has been aired on live television (and, for some special events, at the same time). Further, they air at most two advertisements per show (always one at the beginning and end, occasionally one mid way through a programme). Given that some recent stories had revealed plans for Hulu to air as many as twelve ads per hour, the service would have been actively shunned by UK viewers.

In addition, the largest satellite TV provider, Sky, has an online player which syndicates shows from over 900 different channels, incorporating many US shows, and provides free access to these for its subscribers. It also provides a selection of these shows for free to those without a subscription to its services.

Bearing all this in mind, I find it hard to imagine what extra value Hulu would add to the UK space, beyond perhaps having all these shows in one place, and possibly in HD.

Thoughts?

Love the show,

Sean

 

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