Buzz Out Loud 1273: A little bit of the old UltraViolet (podcast)

Another decade, another attempt at an almost certainly ill-fated universal DRM scheme. Hooray! This time, it's UltraViolet, and no, Disney (meaning Apple) isn't on board. Also, new details on how Google and China reached their license renewal deal. Upshot: diplomacy in action. And Apple is closing in on surpassing Microsoft in actual revenue. Yowsa.

Another decade, another attempt at an almost certainly ill-fated universal DRM scheme. Hooray! This time, it's UltraViolet, and no, Disney (meaning Apple) isn't on board. Also, new details on how Google and China reached their license renewal deal. Upshot: diplomacy in action. And Apple is closing in on surpassing Microsoft in actual revenue. Yowsa.

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EPISODE 1273

Breaking: New Google Image Search
http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/20/live-from-googles-image-search-event/

Introducing UltraViolet: Buy Your Digital Movie Once, Play It Anywhere?
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/07/19/128626624/introducing-ultraviolet-buy-your-movie-once-play-it-anywhere

China says Google renewal due to legal compliance
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20011054-264.html

Amazon: Kindle titles outpacing hardcovers
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20010975-93.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/sorry-amazon-kindle-e-books-outselling-hardcovers-isnt-that-impressive-2010-7

Apple closes in on Microsoft in revenue race
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/07/19/apple-closes-in-on-microsoft-in-revenue-race/

Apple’s REAL Earnings Expectations
http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-apples-real-earnings-expectations-2010-7

Users Rate Facebook Slightly Above the Tax Man
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/07/20/users-rate-facebook-slightly-above-the-tax-man/

Nokia Conducting Search to Replace CEO
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703720504575377750449338786.html

Apple responds to query about privacy policy changes
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20010948-260.html

MOG Launches All-You-Can-Eat Music Service For iPhone And Android
http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/20/mog-iphone-android/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13526_3-20010859-27.html

The Loris Lives! First Pictures of Primate Thought To Be Extinct
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/07/horton-plains-slender-loris-lives/

Today's featured Buzz Out Loud remix(es) at the end of the show:
Jan Neland
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_JanNeland.mp3
Thomas Canada (find more music by Thomas here! http://StreetSpiritSoundStudios.Bandcamp.com and hire him here! http://StreetSpiritSoundStudios.com)
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_ThomasCanada_epic.mp3

Voicemail (800-616-2638)
Chris on the Zune

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hey Buzz Gang;

Two quick points between Friday’s Show and Monday’s Show.

1. I had the infection/virus on my router at home and successfully removed it over the weekend. It is a complete pain; essentially your router sprouts up pop-up ads and browser redirections no matter what browser you are using. It is especially common when clicking on Google links. There is no really simple way to remove all of the malware; but you have to reset your router and clear settings on your computer. (Big thanks to http://www.majorgeek.com for all their help. If you or anyone else happen to get this router infection, head over there and they can help you out). If you notice your computer having a lot of pop-ups or links in Google not working and bringing up “”Google Analytics”" then you most likely have it.

-Chris

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Hey Buzz Crew,

Improv Everywhere did the whole desktop at Starbucks thing back in 2008. And they did it epically with not one, not two, but three desktop computers. And did they use nice portable LCD monitors? No they used CRT monitors.

http://improveverywhere.com/2008/02/25/mobile-desktop/

Just thought you should know,
Dustin in Huntington Beach, CA

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Here’s a picture of a guy playing on a console at Starbucks. – Colton
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/7633/thatguy07202010.jpg

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