Buzz Out Loud 1374: Zuckerberg pokes China (podcast)

On today's show, we get a brief appearance of Brian After Dentist, but it's not as fun as we hoped, because the poor guy was actually in pain. So, Donald and I soldier on, discussing how Google TV is probably just plain done for, Net neutrality is under attack from all sides, and how college may be useless for entrepreneurs but it's a crucial nerd breeding ground. Plus, in the future, we'll pay for everything in Jobses. Depressing. --Molly

On today's show, we get a brief appearance of Brian After Dentist, but it's not as fun as we hoped, because the poor guy was actually in pain. So, Donald and I soldier on, discussing how Google TV is probably just plain done for, Net neutrality is under attack from all sides, and how college may be useless for entrepreneurs but it's a crucial nerd breeding ground. Plus, in the future, we'll pay for everything in Jobses. Depressing. --Molly

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EPISODE 1374

NEWS

Google TV Faces Delays Amid Poor Reviews
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/technology/20google.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Internet road rules near FCC vote
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6BI1M320101219
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/20/fcc-commissioner-net-neut_n_798998.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/al-franken/the-most-important-free-s_b_798984.html

Wireless carriers openly considering charging per service?
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/19/wireless-carriers-openly-considering-charging-per-service/

Facebook Ramps Up Big E-Commerce Drive
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2010/tc20101217_877527.htm

Facebook also preparing to leap the great firewall?
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/dec2010/tc20101217_877527.htm

AT&T buys Qualcomm’s FloTV spectrum for $1.9 billion; promises 4G awesomeness
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/20/atandt-buys-qualcomms-flo-tv-spectrum-for-a-cool-1-9b-promises/

Google refuses to hand over StreetView data
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/privacy/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228800848&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_News

Bank of America latest to cut off Wikileaks
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20026103-281.html

Facebook financeer offers big money to teenagers willing to leave college
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=414586
http://www.deseretnews.com/mobile/article/700093014/Is-going-to-an-elite-college-worth-it.html

Rumor Mill
Windows Phone 7 coming to Nokia?
http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/handheld/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228800882&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All

QUICK HITS
Free calling in Gmail extended through 2011
http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/free-calling-in-gmail-extended-through.html

Best Buy bundling free Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T MiFis with iPads, contract required
http://www.9to5mac.com/43360/best-buy-bundling-free-verizon-sprint-or-att-mifi-with-ipads-2-year-contract-required

EA chief says Wii console sales would “explode” at $99
http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/201051/6583/Riccitiello-Wii-console-sales-would-explode-if-priced-at-99

iPhone 4 hits new low price of $147 on contract at Sam’s Club
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/20/iphone-4-to-hit-new-low-of-147-on-contract-at-sams-club-this-w/

Foursquare adds photos and comments to its iPhone app
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2010/12/20/foursquare-adds-photos-and-comments-to-its-new-iphone-app/

SCIENCE NEWS

Total lunar eclipse Monday night
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/20/total-lunar-eclipse-monday-night/

Richard Blais has a new food and science show!
http://gizmodo.com/5714771/food-nerds-if-youre-not-at-tron-tonight-watch-this

HAPPY ENDING

Steve Jobs Figures on eBay now…first one SOLD for $2500…seriously no popping up all over
http://www.9to5mac.com/43332/after-2500-sale-steve-jobs-action-figures-popping-up-all-over-ebay

SNL’ pits Assange against Zuckerberg
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20026127-71.html

@Beschizza: Your one-stop google search string shop for sh*t journalism: “some analysts say”
http://bit.ly/e2fTUz

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Hola Buzz en Voz Alta,

Last year I attended a conference where Ray Kurzweil was a keynote speaker. While the group of health care professionals in the audience was wowed by his discussion on nanotech and his OCR demonstrations, I was severely distracted by his nonchalant attitude towards the singularity and impending robapocalypse (not directly mentioned, but certainly implied). I couldn’t help but imagine a wild-eyed Molly Wood (imagine Linda Hamilton in T2) interrupting the keynote to start rambling about Judgement Day.

Anyway, I confronted Kurzweil after the conference to shake hands with one of the proponents of our certain destruction and I have never felt so insignificant in my life. He gave me a look as if to say, “”you’re already dead and/or a robot and you don’t even know it.”"

Embrace or resist. I choose the latter.

Agent Thirty7 in Vancouver, WA

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The official, end all, be all, ruling on how to pronounce ASUS:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/17/how-to-pronounce-asus-video/?b

Sterling from Rob

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