Buzz Out Loud 1331: Of privacy and Blook Doodles (podcast)

On today's show, it's a total Monday, so we devolve into nonsense words a little bit. It's mostly to stave off our justified rage over Cablevision and News Corp.'s money-motivated, consumer-unfriendly standoff. In other news, Google offers personalized Doodles on your birthday, and Borders offers yet another manifesto outlet. --Molly

On today's show, it's a total Monday, so we devolve into nonsense words a little bit. It's mostly to stave off our justified rage over Cablevision and News Corp.'s money-motivated, consumer-unfriendly standoff. In other news, Google offers personalized Doodles on your birthday, and Borders offers yet another manifesto outlet. --Molly

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EPISODE 1331

Top Stories
Facebook in Privacy Breach
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304772804575558484075236968.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20019827-93.html

Other Stories

News Corp. Shuts Off Hulu Access To Cablevision Customers - And Turns It Back On
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20101016/news-corp-shuts-off-hulu-access-to-cablevision-subs/
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20101016/news-corp-vs-cablevision-another-installment-of-how-to-cut-your-cord/
What Was Fox' Hulu Blackout Really All About?
http://newteevee.com/2010/10/16/what-was-fox-hulu-black-out-really-all-about/
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-fox-uses-hulu-briefly-as-pawn-in-retrans-battle-with-cablevision/

Sprint promises WiMAX in NYC on November 1, LA on December 1, and San Francisco a few weeks later
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/18/sprint-promises-wimax-in-nyc-on-november-1-la-on-december-1-an/

Angry Birds for Android gets over 1 million downloads in 1 day
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/10/17/angry-birds-for-android-gets-over-1-million-downloads-in-1-day/
Over 2M http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20019862-17.html

Borders targets bloggers with new e-book publishing platform
http://www.betanews.com/article/Borders-targets-bloggers-with-new-ebook-publishing-platform/1287169180

Google’s First Personalized Doodle
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/10/googles-first-personalized-doodle.html

Google offers instant-search interface standard
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20019864-264.html

Netflix on Wii drops the clunky disc requirement, starts streaming through Wii Menu
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/18/netflix-on-wii-drops-the-clunky-disc-requirement-starts-streami/

Kickers and Science
Worse: IPv4 Net addresses now 95 percent used up
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20019836-264.html

World’s Most Considerate Computer Thief Backs Up Victim’s Data, Mails It to Him
http://www.thelocal.se/29636/20101015/

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Email (buzz@cnet.com)
As to your comments on the Apple iBook store not faring well in epsiode 1330, I am guessing that Apple never cared about making their own book store. They just wanted to show off the bat that the iPad can be used as an eBook reader and that it can compete with the Kindle and others. It created such a threat to Amazon and other eBook sellers that they had to create the Kindle app and others specific for the iPad, instead of using the iPhone app. In this way, Apple wins as they can ride the coat tails of other eBook sellers in order to sell the iPad instead of them spending their own resources to line up more books.

Love your podcasts and I listen everyday working out.

Phil

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Hi BOL crew. I’m Rodrigo from Chile, land of earthquakes and mining catastrophes.
I’m writing about episode 1330 and the iPods for the miners.
well, first of all, the iPods weren’t delivered until they got out of the mine because the guys in the surface didn’t wanted to get them in solitary activities, isolating them from the group.
second, they were current shuffles and nanos.
third, they had psp’s but they had to send them back to the surface due to the same isolation issue.
maybe Steve thought that the iPod touch was too big to fit in or the batteries wouldn’t last long enough (or it was too much of a hassle to get them synchronized to iTunes).

Rodrigo from Chile

just a quick thing I forgot.
It’s Chílean (accent in the i), not Chiléan (accent on the e). I’ts painfull to hear it the second way.

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