Buzz Out Loud 1249: Yahoo buys a vowel (podcast)

Flicker.com has finally joined Flickr.com in the Yahoo stable. Also, good luck pre-ordering an iPhone 4 -- AT&T can't keep up with Apple users' demands. And introducing the Mac Shuffle! Sorry, we mean the new Mac Mini.

Flicker.com has finally joined Flickr.com in the Yahoo stable. Also, good luck pre-ordering an iPhone 4 -- AT&T can't keep up with Apple users' demands. And introducing the Mac Shuffle! Sorry, we mean the new Mac Mini.

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EPISODE 1249

Top Stories
Obligatory block of Apple news
iPhone 4 pre-orderers overwhelm servers, world on the brink of ending
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/15/iphone-4-pre-orderers-overwhelm-servers-world-on-the-brink-of-e/

Hate commitment? iPhone 4 goes SIM-free and unlocked in the UK
http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/06/15/hate-commitment-iphone-4-goes-sim-free-and-unocked-in-the-uk/

New Apple Store iphone (not ipad) app
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/06/15/apple-store-ios-application-goes-live-in-app-store/

AT&T breach may be much worse than thought
http://www.tombom.co.uk/blog/?p=166

Mac mini updated with HDMI, aluminum unibody, and SD card reader
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/15/apple-updates-mac-mini/

E3 Items
Nintendo 3DS is what we thought
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-21539_7-20007509-10391702.html
Xbox 360 Slim unveiled, available this week; $299
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-21539_7-20007644-10391702.html

Other Stories
HTC Evo problems
HTC EVO 4G and Droid Incredible suffering from unresponsive screen issues
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/14/htc-evo-4g-and-droid-incredible-suffering-from-unresponsive-scre/
HTC EVO suffering from glass separation issues
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/13/htc-evo-suffering-from-glass-separation-issues/

Google music store could launch this fall
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20007673-261.html

Twitter Joins The Place Race -- Foursquare, Gowalla Come Along For The Ride
http://blog.twitter.com/2010/06/twitter-places-more-context-for-your.html

Headlines
Free no-registration WiFi at Starbucks starts July 1
http://www.geeksugar.com/Free-WiFi-Starbucks-All-Customers-8793359

RIM testing new Blackberry, tablet
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704324304575307142201727232.html

Kickers and Science
Yahoo Settles Lawsuit and Gets Flicker.com Domain Name
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/06/14/yahoo-settles-lawsuit-and-gets-flicker-com-domain-name/

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
“Rafe, Rafe, Rafe . . .

Wasn’t it bad enough for you to insult my new phone (see below)? I ignored that, figuring you’d get enough hate mail about that one.

However, when you slighted my beloved instrument (Ep. 1246), I had to come to the tuba’s defense.

(engage offended Southern Gentility voice)

I will have you know, sir, that the tuba is the single most important instrument in the band. Never mind that the tuba is used to play the Jabba the Hutt Theme in “”Return of the Jedi;”" the contrabass brass is NOT, I say NOT (!) “”universally applicable”" to failure.

(removes white glove, slaps Rafe about the face with it it)

(disengage offended Southern Gentility voice)

Also, tuba players are not fat (well, not all of us).

LTS
——————-
Raymond C. in Athens
” What is it they say? The true definition of a gentleman is one who knows how to play the tuba… and doesn’t.

“So I was so stoked about ESPN being on the 360, I posted it on Facebook, told my wife, and pretty much druled all over myself! Until I logged in on my 360. They had a clip of the promo from E3 and underneath the watch video button they had a message saying “” for access to ESPN3.com content, gold members must receive their internet connection from an affiliated broadband provider.”" Well you know what? My ISP is not on that list! So in order for me to get ESPN I have to switch to Comcast, which is $10 more then what I currently pay. This is rediculous I already pay for my live account, and for some reason I was under the impression that this was a deal between Microsoft and ESPN but I guess not. FAIL!
Jon the Electrician

PS. Love the new intro music!
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“Hey buzz crew,

I was considering the EVO vs. the IPhone and found out price might be worth considering. For the family plan (2 phones), EVO is a lot cheaper than the IPhone. The EVO’s family plan for unlimited text and unlimited data is $149/mo. The IPhone family plan is $169/mo with the DataPro plan. Over 2 years, that’s a difference of $480 more for the IPhone. For roughly the same price as 2 IPhones, I can get 2 EVOs with “”unlimited”" data and a 16 gig IPad.

Thanks,

Alan
Minneapolis

 

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