Buzz Out Loud 1259: No, YOUR mom plays FarmVille (podcast)

Today in tech news, Hulu launches its subscription service and we're thinking about going over the top (maybe next year). Also, FarmVille is apparently so prevalent that it forced a Firefox update ... or, put another way, Firefox gets a little bit broken so that FarmVille people can be happy. Sheesh. Steve Jobs sends more email, Kindle for Android arrives, and we fight for a while about Froyo.

Today in tech news, Hulu launches its subscription service and we're thinking about going over the top (maybe next year). Also, FarmVille is apparently so prevalent that it forced a Firefox update ... or, put another way, Firefox gets a little bit broken so that FarmVille people can be happy. Sheesh. Steve Jobs sends more email, Kindle for Android arrives, and we fight for a while about Froyo.

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EPISODE 1259

Windows 8 leaks show Microsoft’s eyes on Apple
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20009078-56.html
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/06/leaked-windows-8-slides-an-app-store-for-windows-ie9-beta-in-august.ars
http://msftkitchen.com/2010/06/windows-8-plans-leaked-numerous-details-revealed.html

The Anatomy of a Leak: Windows 8 Documentation
http://msftkitchen.com/2010/06/the-anatomy-of-a-leak-windows-8-documentation.html

BREAKING NEWS: Hulu launches subscription service, Hulu Plus
http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/29/hulu-plus-premium/

Google update on China
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/update-on-china.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/30/technology/30google.html

Obama Backs More Spectrum for Wireless
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/06/obama-spectrum-wireless/
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15399118
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-memorandum-unleashing-wireless-broadband-revolution

Privacy problems persist in latest Windows Messenger beta
http://www.infoworld.com/t/instant-messaging/privacy-problems-persist-in-latest-windows-messenger-2011-beta-536

Mozilla updates Firefox to appease Farmville users
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178578/Mozilla_updates_Firefox_to_crush_Farmville_complaints

Tesla goes public
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-20009131-54.html

In E-Mail, Steve Jobs Comments on iPhone 4 Minerals
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/steve-jobs-iphone4/

Lines for iPhones at ATT stores
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20009116-266.html

Nokia: Hold your phone any damn way you want
http://asia.cnet.com/crave/2010/06/29/nokia-makes-sly-dig-at-apple-over-phone-grip-styles/

Kindle for Android now available
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/28/kindle-for-android-now-available/

Froyo for Nexus rolling out
http://googlenexusoneboard.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-android-22-software-update-for.html

The warfighter can now take advantage of the new hyperspectral satellite, TacSat-3.
http://www.afspc.af.mil/pressreleasearchive/story.asp?id=123211316

Facebook: friend of divorce lawyers
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/06/28/2255201/Facebook-Friend-of-Divorce-Lawyers

Today’s featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Super Elliott
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_SuperElliott.mp3

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hey Buzz crew…how is this not a bigger story? The HTC Evo is Sprint’s
main “”iPhone”" killer product. They’re running national TV ads for the
Evo, there are posters up around town and plastered all over the Sprint
stores for the product…but it doesn’t exist. It’s not that Sprint is
selling out of Evo’s, they aren’t selling any! The gross sales at
Sprint and ALL local Radio Shack stores in the Seattle metro region for
the last 2 weeks has been $0.00 in HTC Evo sales. Our Sprint stores
haven’t had ANY shipments, not 1000, not 100, not 1 phone in the last 2
weeks. I check back every other day and they just keep repeating the
line “”we’ll let you know when we have some in”". It’s not even that I
have to wait “”x”" days to get one, I can’t even pre-order one if I WANTED
to give them cash. I can go down to the Apple Store and pick up an
iPhone 4 (they still have a few) but Sprint hasn’t had a single Evo
shipped to them in weeks? I can’t pre-order from Sprint’s web site
either. I know there were screen supply issues, but not having any
product available for 2/3 of your launch so far is NOT good. Sprint
already blew it with the Palm Pre…not they’re angering their customers
by not being able to produce any Evo’s…even though they’ll never sell
a fraction as many as AT&T will iPhones. Are they TRYING to make me go
buy an iPhone? I want the Evo, but Sprint is making this VERY difficult.

Dave in Seattle

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Hey BOL crew,

Has anybody ever presented the whole driving distraction problem with Facetime and ubiquitous video calling? A nation full of texting drivers is bad, but a nation full of video callers is pretty bad too. Maybe it’s a good thing that Facetime is wifi only right now.

John

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Hello everyone,

Just wanted to pass along some exciting news. Podcaster, the app that was rejected for duplicating functionality, has finally been accepted into the app store last night after 2 years. Haza!

Keep up the great work.
Almerica
Podcaster Developer

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Hey Molly,

I listened to the show today with beer in hand, hanging on your every word, waiting for the inevitable so I could enjoy my tasty beverage.
Three quarters of the way through the show I started having doubts, but then a glimmer of hope: a perfect opportunity and what do I hear?
“”TOTALLY”"? NOOOOOOOOOO! Utter disappointment, Molly. I hope my pointing it out didn’t end the fun. The totes drinking game was going to be totally bowser.

I remain thirsty, hopefully only until tomorrow’s episode.

Love the show,
Cass

 

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