Buzz Out Loud 1292: You're a Koobface (podcast)

Happy 15th birthday to Internet Explorer and AT&T says Net neutrality is indeed onerous and it's all for Verizon and Google's proposal (um, duh). The Facebook "dislike" button finally launches, but it's a scam; WiFi-sniffing aerial drones are the new black, and we celebrate 50 years of broadcasting to the world the following: "looking for a good planet to plunder? Call Earth."

Happy 15th birthday to Internet Explorer and AT&T says Net neutrality is indeed onerous and it's all for Verizon and Google's proposal (um, duh). The Facebook "dislike" button finally launches, but it's a scam; WiFi-sniffing aerial drones are the new black, and we celebrate 50 years of broadcasting to the world the following: "looking for a good planet to plunder? Call Earth."

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EPISODE 1292

Happy 15th birthday, IE!
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/43606/20100816/microsoft-internet-explorer-browser-google-firefox-chrome-opera-safari-spyglass-mosaic-windows-vista.htm

Lycos is alive, acquired for $36 million
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20013712-17.html

AT&T: Net neutrality is “oppressive”
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1728087/at-t-claims-net-neutrality-oppressive

“Wireless is different”
http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/ATT-Wireless-Is-Different-109903

Google To Acquire Like.com After Leaving Them At The Altar In 2005
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/15/google-to-acquire-like-com-after-leaving-them-at-the-altar-in-2005/

Record Five Million Sites Were Likely Infected By Hacked Web Widget
http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2010/08/16/record-five-million-sites-were-likely-infected-by-hacked-web-widget/

Facebook “dislike” button scam hits FB users
http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/08/16/139201/Dislike-Button-Scam-Hits-Facebook-Users

Epic 4G review
http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/samsung-epic-4g-sprint/4505-6454_7-34129371.html

Dual-core smartphones on the horizon
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/081210-dual-core-smartphones-on-the.html

LTE or not, WiMax 2 set to roll out in 2012
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180628/LTE_or_not_WiMax_2_set_to_roll_out_in_2012

Hulu Is Said to Be Ready for an I.P.O.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/16/technology/16hulu.html

Star Wars getting Blu-Ray in 2011
http://www.starwars.com/themovies/saga/mebd/bluray/index.html

Dutch hackers create Wi-Fi sniffing aerial drone
http://www.suasnews.com/2010/08/587/wi-fi-aerial-surveillance-platform-wasp/

50 years ago, humanity first searched for alien life in the universe
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/0816/Fifty-years-ago-humanity-first-searched-for-alien-life-in-the-universe

Today’s featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Owen Clark!
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_OwenClark.mp3

Voicemail (800-616-2638)
Brandon: why doesn’t CableCARD support VOD?

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hey guys. I’m not sure (since I haven’t heard Friday’s episode yet) whether you reported this, but I thought it was hillarious and crazy. Murdock apparently thinks he owns not just the word “”sky”" but also any name containing the letters “”sky”". Next up SkyMall.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/rupert-murdoch-claims-to-own-the-sky-in-skype-2048607.html

Mike

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Apple using the name iPhone from Cisco and iPad from MagTek is a far different matter from them using the name iTV from the british TV channel ITV. iPhone and iPad were merely registered trademarks with no product line. ITV is a strongly recognizable television brand in the UK, second only to the BBC. Cisco and MagTek don’t really have much incentive to keep the copyright, but ITV needs to protect their brand, and no matter what Apple announces, there’s far less of a reason for ITV to back down. If google came out with a set top box called “”The NBC box”", wouldn’t people be under the assumption it was an NBC branded box with NBC content?

P.S. Love the show.
-Ian from Jersey

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In regards to why anyone would want to buy a Dell streak without a contract even though it’s a locked cell chip, you can buy the iPad without a contract and still get great use out of it. The streak has wifi and you don’t always need 3G sometimes. I think the streak could be a great, though small iPad competitor with, or without 3G.

Thanks,
Jonathan, the facilities manager from San Jose.

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