Buzz Out Loud 1317: Pay per punch (podcast)

It turns out that you all totally disagree with us about $30 being too high a price to pay for movie rentals with a shorter release window than DVDs. But I'm sticking to my guns here: don't pay them to stop punching you in the face. In other news, we examine the PlayBook and agree on this: good name. And we get leaked pics of the HP Slate 500! Dishy! --Molly

It turns out that you all totally disagree with us about $30 being too high a price to pay for movie rentals with a shorter release window than DVDs. But I'm sticking to my guns here: don't pay them to stop punching you in the face. In other news, we examine the PlayBook and agree on this: good name. And we get leaked pics of the HP Slate 500! Dishy! --Molly

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EPISODE 1317

Top Stories

RIM unveils its tablet, the ‘PlayBook’
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20017777-248.html
The new BlackBerry Messenger
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20017721-85.html

Hold on a second: is BlackBerry growing as fast as Android?
http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/09/27/hold-on-a-second-is-blackberry-growing-as-fast-as-android/

I was able to get some hands-on-time with the HP Slate 500 prototype. Very cool device. Apple has to be scared. The HP contact said it’s coming end of October. I can’t wait.
Love the show,
FanOfShow
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20017895-1.html

Apple Has Already Approved The Official Google Voice App For iPhone, Expect It Soon
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/27/google-voice-iphone-3/

Goldman Sachs says Apple working on thinner iPad, with camera
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/27/goldman_sachs_says_apple_planning_thinner_ipad_with_camera_mini_usb.html

Yep, Amazon launching their own Android app store, too
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/27/amazon-android-app-store/

Amazon working on Android tablet to go with app store?
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/27/amazon-android-tablet/

Amazon launches Kindle for the Web
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20017835-1.html?tag=cnetRiver

Confirmed: Hulu coming to Roku
http://blog.streamingmedia.com/the_business_of_online_vi/2010/09/confirmed-hulu-coming-to-roku-streaming-boxes.html

Newark mayor 40 percent of the way toward matching Zuckerberg donation
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2010/09/28/newark_mayor_is_40_percent_of_the_way_to_matching_zuckerberg_pledge

AOL buys TechCrunch: only $25 million?
http://www.businessinsider.com/aol-techcrunch-price-25-million-2010-9

Exclusive: Want Twitter to Help You Find More Followers? Pay Up For a "Promoted Account."
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100927/exclusive-want-twitter-to-help-you-find-more-followers-pay-up-for-a-promoted-account/

Kickers and Science
Another Twitter feed gets CBS comedy deal
http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/09/another-twitter-feed-gets-cbs-comedy-deal.html

UN plan for ‘alien ambassador’ a case of science fiction?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2010/sep/27/un-alien-ambassador-mazlan-othman

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Anonymous: why you actually love the $30 movie releases

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Hello Buzz Crew,

Avoiding bed bugs may be a good reason to pay extra in order to see a movie without going to the movie theater. New York movie theaters are the latest target of bed bugs. Link to CBS articles:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20014216-10391704.html

If I lived in New York and a movie was playing that I couldn’t wait to see I would pay the extra money in order to watch it home. It’s tough to enjoy a movie while you are scratching and looking for bugs.

Molly, have you run into any little friends while traveling to NY?

Love the show,

RJ

 

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