Buzz Out Loud 1351: I can haz Facebook mail? (podcast)

We're joined today by Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh, who's trying to get Brian Tong to love cats. Also, we dissect Facebook's new attempt at a universal inbox: it's email, but not really email, and there's some stuff you're probably going to want to opt out of. As usual. Also, previewing Apple's "unforgettable" iTunes announcement tomorrow, and why did Netflix delay its Android app? --Molly

We're joined today by Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh, who's trying to get Brian Tong to love cats. Also, we dissect Facebook's new attempt at a universal inbox: it's email, but not really email, and there's some stuff you're probably going to want to opt out of. As usual. Also, previewing Apple's "unforgettable" iTunes announcement tomorrow, and why did Netflix delay its Android app? --Molly

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EPISODE 1351

NEWS

Facebook event
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20022564-75.html
http://www.livestream.com/facebookinnovations

AOL revamps mail with “Project Phoenix”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20022736-36.html

Unforgettable’ iTunes announcement tomorrow
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20022795-263.html

Path: the social network that’s not viral, by design
http://networkeffect.allthingsd.com/20101114/path-the-social-app-thats-not-viral-by-design/
Introducing Path: the personal network
http://blog.path.com/post/1576969971/introducing-the-personal-network

Netflix delays Android mobile apps over DRM, security fears
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20022750-93.html
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Netflix-Delays-Android-Mobile-App-Over-Security-DRM-Fears-314055/

Microsoft launches casual gaming hub
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2010/nov10/11-15GameHub.mspx
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/15/not-so-casual-microsoft-to-revitalize-msn-games-live-messenger-and-bing-games/

HP Slate 500 sees “extraordinary demand;” six-month waiting period
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/13/hp-slate-500-sees-extraordinary-demand-experiences-six-week-s/

TiVo Premiere now free on contract for $20 monthly fee
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/14/tivo-premiere-now-free-on-contract-for-20-monthly-fee-as-tivo/

QUICK HITS

Google gives top execs 30% pay bumps, millions in equity
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-gives-top-execs-raises-2010-11

Saudi Arabia unfriends, refriends Facebook
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372651,00.asp

China unseats U.S. in Supercomputer rankings
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20022731-260.html?tag=topStories1

Facebook passes eBay in value becoming No. 3 U.S. Web company
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-11-15/facebook-passes-ebay-in-value-becoming-no-3-u-s-web-company.html

GADGETS

Phone app takes pictures of your food to count calories
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101112/wr_nm/us_japan_diet_phone

SCIENCE NEWS

NASA funding hypersonic space plane to send humans to Mars
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/11/nasa-funding-hy.php

HAPPY ENDING
Google preparing to launch G-town
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16586782?nclick_check=1&forced=true
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/11/15/0010210/Google-Preparing-To-Launch-G-Town

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Email (buzz@cnet.com)

“So the last couple months I’ve been distracted from my podcast watching by the fact that the Audible.com app is finally available in the Android Market, and have been rushing to get caught up. I just saw the show where you were discussing People hacking the Kinect hardware, and it occurs to me that Call of Duty: Black Ops has a radio-controlled car with a video camera and microphone in the Prestige edition. Now, not only is that thing begging to be hacked for some sort of wifi remote surveillance, but coupled with hacked Kinect hardware? Could it actually single out individual people and follow them around autonomously? CREEPY!

Paul from Los Angeles

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“Sup MoBeBr,

Why couldnt Lenovo call LePad the ThinkTab? Just sayin’..

Russ

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“Hellooo, Buzz Crew!

I was listening to you guys talking about this super special attack relaunch of the Kin phone from Verizon and I had THE BEST IDEA.

What if Verizon tried to get data-addicted, blog-crazy suckers (like me) who do not have and do not want a cellphone to buy a Kin phone and then baited us with their “”Beyond Talk”" 25 dollar a month unlimited text and data plan?

The one that only has 300 actual talking minutes?

Not gonna lie, I would be all over that a drunk B-Tong on a karaoke bar. I cannot be the only one!

LTS,
~Gail-Marie in Japan

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