Buzz Out Loud 1287: Giant Angry Earth Fart (podcast)

On today's show, we've discovered the secret of the Bermuda Triangle -- well, some scientists discovered it. We just call it a giant angry Earth fart, like the one that's apparently going to destroy us all. Oh, and also, soft-core porn, falsified expense reports, and a vengeful board. It's the HP Way!

On today's show, we've discovered the secret of the Bermuda Triangle -- well, some scientists discovered it. We just call it a giant angry Earth fart, like the one that's apparently going to destroy us all. Oh, and also, soft-core porn, falsified expense reports, and a vengeful board. It's the HP Way!

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EPISODE 1287

HP CEO roundup
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20012978-92.html

HP CEO Mark Hurd resigns in sexual harassment scandal
http://mashable.com/2010/08/06/hp-ceo-resigns/
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/hp-ceo-mark-hurd-resigns-cfo-cathie-lesjak-appointed-interim-ceo-hp-announces-preliminary-results-and-raises-full-year-outlook-2010-08-06

Statement: Jodie Fisher’s statement on her relationship with ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_15708046

Who is Jodie Fisher?
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/08/08/actress-jodie-fisher.html

Executive Leaves After iPhone Trouble
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/technology/08apple.html

WSJ: Apple lost confidence in Papermaster months ago, Jobs accepted iPhone 4 antenna risks
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/09/wsj-apple-lost-confidence-in-papermaster-months-ago-jobs-acce/

Why The Verizon iPhone Rumors are True--CDMA iPhone Due in January
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/08/verizon-iphone-january/

Skype Files for a $100 Million IPO
http://gigaom.com/2010/08/09/skype-files-for-a-100-millionipo/

How Skype Plans to Grow Its Business
http://gigaom.com/2010/08/09/how-skype-plans-to-grow-its-business/

Watch the skies for Google mapbots?
http://gawker.com/5608269/googles-creepy-drone

Droid 2: $199 with 2-year activation, $599 without
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/08/best-buy-pegs-droid-2-at-199-with-2-year-activation-599-witho/

The Easier Way to Install Flash on iPhone 4 and iPad
http://gizmodo.com/5608095/the-easier-way-to-install-flash-on-iphone-4-and-ipad

Mozilla plans to silently update Firefox
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180272/Mozilla_plans_to_silently_update_Firefox

How Brilliant Computer Scientists Solved the Bermuda Triangle Mystery
http://salem-news.com/articles/august062010/bermuda-triangle-ta.php

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hi guys,

I just heard you talking about the Apple ‘try before you buy’ story from 9to5mac. I’m the developer of “”Easy Books”" and I had a huge jump in downloads by setting the price to free, and offering enhancements to purchase in-app. For me its really working; people can download the free version, try it out fully and they only pay if they decide it suits them

But there is a problem with this, which is the referral fees. Anyone who links to the apple store for the app receives a percentage of zero, not that attractive. There isn’t any credit given to people linking to an app that then goes on to provide in-app purchase revenue to Apple.

LTS!
Mathew Waters

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Hello everyone,

I have one thing to add to the whole net neutrality debate that was going on in Friday’s show. Won’t it be more difficult, as wireless improves, for the carriers to claim limited resources?

For an example from the carriers themselves, look at Sprint and the EVO 4G. They marketed the hotspot feature themselves by saying that while there’s a cap on 3G bandwidth, if you have 4G it’s all you can eat.

The only other thing I had to say was that Brian Cooley’s vision of different content on different internet providers (like cable TV) scares the holy bejeebus out of me. No consumer anywhere wants that.

Matt from northern Virginia

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