Buzz Out Loud 1311: Facebook's not building a phone, or is it? (podcast)

Facebook denies that it's building its own phone, despite its own claims of how great it would be.Captchas get replaced with ads (evil?). HP invents the tablet-powered printer. And Jason joins us on the other side of the board!

Facebook denies that it's building its own phone, despite its own claims of how great it would be.Captchas get replaced with ads (evil?). HP invents the tablet-powered printer. And Jason joins us on the other side of the board!

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EPISODE 1311

Top Stories

Facebook Is Secretly Building A Phone
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/19/facebook-is-secretly-building-a-phone/

Facebook denies ‘Facebook phone’ report
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20016912-93.html

Anatomy Of A PR Spin (AKA How To Lie Like A Pro)
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/19/anatomy-of-a-pr-spin-aka-how-to-lie-like-a-pro/

Facebook doesn't need a device, this is what they need to do in mobile:
http://scobleizer.com/2010/09/19/facebook-mobile-innovation-needed/
http://www.seanpercival.com/blog/2010/09/19/first-photo-of-the-facebook-phone/

4chan to DDoS RIAA Next - Is This the Protest of the Future?
http://torrentfreak.com/4chan-to-ddos-riaa-next-is-this-the-protest-of-the-future-100919/

RIAA Goes Offline, Joins MPAA As Latest Victim Of Successful DDoS Attacks
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/19/riaa-attack/

Napster makes its way to iOS devices
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20016936-17.html

TiVo Launches Pandora Application Offering Personalized Internet Radio on TiVo Premiere Boxes
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/TiVo-Launches-Pandora-iw-2112504703.html?x=0

HP intros Envy 100, Android-powered Photosmart eStation AIO with Yahoo widgets (update)
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/20/hp-intros-envy-100-touchsmart-printer-prices-android-powered-c5/

Goodbye (Crummy) CAPTCHAs. Hello Ad Dollars?
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100920/goodbye-crummy-captchas-hello-ad-dollars/

Apple Approves Google Voice Apps and BASIC Interpreter in C64
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/09/19/apple-approves-google-voice-apps-and-basic-interpreter-in-c64/

Verizon Wireless Adds Mobile Recovery Application to Total Equipment Coverage Program
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/verizon-wireless-adds-mobile-recovery-application-to-total-equipment-coverage-program-103274814.html

Steve Jobs chops student hack down to size
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/20/jobs_journo/
http://gawker.com/5641211/steve-jobs-in-email-pissing-match-with-college-journalism-student

The transistor-level 6502 simulation, in JavaScript
http://visual6502.org/JSSim/index.html

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Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hey buzz crew,

I happened to catch some of the craigslist list hearing and actually found it really interesting. Lots of good info and afterwords lots of spin.

Something I haven’t heard talked about that Bill Clinton Powell mentioned that CL *wasn’t* charging for adult ads until the attorneys general and FBI asked them to. He said the A.G. and FBI “suggested”
they do it so CL could track the credit card info and consequently more easily track predators.

Is this ignored as craigslist propaganda or just getting buried.

Thanks for a great show-
Savan

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On Episode 1307 someone stated you can call Apple Care and jump through some hoops. I called apple care and said the free case app wasn’t allowing me to get a case, I was transferred to the online store rep who told me over and over that I was not eligible since I was 3 days outside my return.

I am dropping so many calls in my area it’s unusable. The best part was when the call dropped and they had to call me back to reiterate they could not give me a case.

LOVE THE SHOW.

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RYAN GALLAGHER

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MoRaJas,
This is Mike from Newport. I think you're missing a very, very important point about the CDMA version of WinPho7. I think Microsoft has completely dropped the ball yet again in another HUGE marketing mistake. As a student at the Naval War College, if you're going after an enemy, attacking their weakness is far more preferable to attacking their strong point. Now, if Microsoft wants to compete with the iPhone, would it make more sense to go straight at them on AT&T, or attack one of their weak points which is AT&T, with their network and customer service issues. Putting WinPho7 on Verizon and Sprint first would likely have resulted in some poaching of those dissatisfied customers and established a beachhead of an installed user base on the largest network before the worst kept secret in the industry happens, the Verizon iPhone. Seriously, its Kin all over again. Or I could be wrong.

Mike

 

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