Buzz Out Loud 1348: Call of Duty: Black Socks (podcast)

Amazon comes up with the best idea ever for converting terrible gifts to good gifts -- before they even get to your doorstep. Take that, Aunt Mildred! Also, RockMelt stands us up, so we demand 50 more invites (which seems counterintuitive, I know). Also, Glassgate hits case-makers, goodbye to Ask.com, and what social networks are doing with all those email addresses, anyway! --Molly

Amazon comes up with the best idea ever for converting terrible gifts to good gifts -- before they even get to your doorstep. Take that, Aunt Mildred! Also, RockMelt stands us up, so we demand 50 more invites (which seems counterintuitive, I know). Also, Glassgate hits case-makers, goodbye to Ask.com, and what social networks are doing with all those email addresses, anyway! --Molly

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EPISODE 1348

NEWS

Google Gives All Employees Surprise $1,000 Cash Bonus And 10% Raise
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-bonus-and-raise-2010-11

Google-Facebook slapfight goes on with lies and more lies!
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/09/facebook-slaps-google-openness-doesnt-mean-being-open-when-its-convenient/
FB: You have no right to export email addresses, except when you do
http://searchengineland.com/facebook-you-have-no-right-to-export-email-addresses-55247

Microsoft Sells 40K Windows 7 Phones
http://www.thestreet.com/story/10916575/1/microsoft-sells-40k-windows-7-phones.html

iTunes 10.1 and OS X 10.6.5 Coming Tomorrow, iOS 4.2 On Friday at 10 AM PST
http://www.macstories.net/news/itunes-10-1-and-os-x-10-6-5-coming-tomorrow-ios-4-2-on-friday-at-10-am-pst/

Rumor: Apple Has Cancelled Support for AirPrint Through Mac and Windows http://www.macstories.net/news/rumor-apple-has-cancelled-support-for-airprint-on-mac-and-pc/

Glassgate Hits Case Makers As Apple Suspends Sales of iPhone 4 Slide-Ons
http://www.cultofmac.com/67948/67948

QUICK HITS
IAC’s Barry Diller Surrenders to Google, Ends Ask.com’s Search Effort
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-09/iac-s-diller-surrenders-to-google-juggernaut-ends-ask-com-search-effort.html

RIM to Sell Tablet for Less Than $500 to Take on IPad
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-11-10/rim-to-sell-tablet-for-less-than-500-to-take-on-ipad.html

iPhone 4 Deemed Most Reliable, Least Rugged Among Popular Smartphones
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/09/iphone-4-deemed-most-reliable-least-rugged-among-popular-smartphones/

SlingBox signup for iPad
http://www.slingbox.com/get/ipad-signup

GADGETS

Sprint ZTE Peel: a mobile hotspot case for your iPod Touch
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/10/sprint-zte-peel-officially-announced-adds-a-little-3g-to-your-i/

HAPPY ENDING

Amazon patents bad gift defense system: “gift conversions”
http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2010/11/amazons-bezos-patents-gift.html

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Special Forces + Android = Killer Combo
http://www.androidguys.com/2010/11/09/special-forces-android-killer-combo/

The sender also included this note:

I’m a long time fan. You guys have to talk about this. Thanks!

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Here is a cheaper alternative that we are encouraging schools to investigate:
http://www.entourageedge.com/entourage-edge.html

We have one test unit it is an interesting device.

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hi buzz crew, Ole in Oslo (aka Storebj0rn in the chatroom) here:
when you talked about the Hasbro 3d ipad goggle thingy yesterday, you described it as a potentially immersive experience but you’d look like a dork using it.
now, even as a non-native english speaker, the word immersive is to me a dead give-away.
I propose a new buzzword rule of thumb, for inhabitants of Buzztown to consider:
“if a gadget or system promises an immersive experience, you will most likely look like a dork during said experience”.
love the show,
ole in oslo/aka Storebj0rn

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