Buzz Out Loud 1369: If it Biebs, it leads (podcast)

Twitter's top trending topics of 2010 sadly didn't include #mollyontopgear, but it's kind of a plus that Justin Bieber was only around No. 8. Also today, the 4Chan kids go crazy on Gawker and you know what? Innocent people are being caught in this hacker-gang crossfire, and it's frankly just not all that funny anymore. (If, um, it ever was.) Also, could Verizon make my universal data plan dreams come true? --Molly

Twitter's top trending topics of 2010 sadly didn't include #mollyontopgear, but it's kind of a plus that Justin Bieber was only around No. 8. Also today, the 4Chan kids go crazy on Gawker and you know what? Innocent people are being caught in this hacker-gang crossfire, and it's frankly just not all that funny anymore. (If, um, it ever was.) Also, could Verizon make my universal data plan dreams come true? --Molly

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EPISODE 1369

NEWS

Gawker hacked; 1.5 million accounts compromised
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/gawker-hacked-1-5-million-accounts-compromised/
Commenting accounts compromised; change your passwords
http://gawker.com/5712615/

Judge dismisses Paul Allen’s lawsuit against Google, Apple, others
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9200940/Judge_dismisses_Paul_Allen_s_patent_suit_against_Apple_Google_others

Who Wants Nortel's 4G Patents? (Apple, Google, RIM,Nokia)
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20101213/everybody-wants-nortels-4g-patents/?mod=ATD_rss

New Verizon Wireless chief considers data family plans, killing RIM, and more
http://www.dailytech.com/Verizon+Considers+Data+Family+Plans+Android+Killing+RIM+/article20376.htm
Source article:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703727804576011610379077734.html

Analyst: Android comprises 80 percent of Verizon smartphone sales
http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=12028

Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704058704576015630188568972.html

FCC report: 68% of U.S. broadband connections aren’t broadband
http://www.techspot.com/news/41535-fcc-68-of-us-broadband-connections-arent-broadband.html

What Privacy Problem? Web Ad Targeter Media6Degrees Raises $17 Million
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20101212/what-privacy-problem-web-ad-targeter-media6degrees-raises-17-million/

QUICK HITS
Google Latitude finally arrives for iPhone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20025433-264.html

U.S. Online Holiday Spending Approaches $22 Billion for the Season
http://comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2010/12/U.S._Online_Holiday_Spending_Approaches_22_Billion_for_the_Season

Mass Effect 3 will lay waste to the planet in one year
http://www.pcworld.com/article/213400/mass_effect_3_will_lay_waste_to_the_planet_in_one_year.html

Cydia App Store to Rival Apple’s Mac App Store “Within Weeks”
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374228,00.asp

GADGETS

omg wants!

Have a great weekend!

Love,
Dr. Karl :)
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/10/shogun-bros-chameleon-x-1-mouse-flaunts-its-hidden-gamepad/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+weblogsinc/engadget+(Engadget)

SCIENCE NEWS
LHC Prepares Marathon Higgs Hunt
http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/12/13/1559233/LHC-Prepares-Marathon-Higgs-Hunt

HAPPY ENDING
Top 10 Twitter trends for the 25 billion tweets of 2010
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/top-10-twitter-trends-for-25-billion-tweets-in-2010/

Metrodome Collapse Becomes Overnight Viral Sensation
http://mashable.com/2010/12/13/metrodome-roof-collapse/

Voicemail (800-616-2638)

Archos rulz! Samsung droolz!

Email (buzz@cnet.com)

Hey Buzz Crew,

While listening to your podcast highlighting the possible horrors of tiered broadband, I thought of two other services that use an “”unknown”" amount of data, that when capped, would definitely limit the connected customer experience. I wonder how Microsoft feels about this? I have no clue how much data my Xbox live service uses for games, but I would bet that the usage has been increasing consistently as more and more games look for the console to be ‘always connected’. Also, along the lines of game services, what would OnLive do if caps were in place? Fail, that’s what.

Anyways, loving the new direction (and sound effects).

-Ben in Chicago.

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Dear Molly and BOLers,
You Know I waited a week for your one liner that works.
Well I went out Thursday night and met a beautiful girl and opened with,” How much ice can a polar bear eat? “”. I forgot what B T said but I painted stripe in my hair and and just broke out in inappropriate song every couple of minutes.
Needless to say, we were married Friday and I now have a wife, 2 kids and there’s” a bun in the oven “”!
We are calling that “Bun”,Molly,what ever it turns out to be!

Love the show

toedsloth

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Sorry, I couldn’t find a photo of Benito. You guys really need to put a headshot of him on CNet.

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/wTYUVm8XhxHt4x4f

Rock on, BOL!

love,
Raymond in Athens

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bol.cnet.com – buzz@cnet.com – 800-616-2638

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