Buzz Out Loud 1387: The lol j/k defense (podcast)

Will Courtney Love's lawyers argue that Twitter is just so fun and awesome that she can't be held responsible for defamatory crazy talk she types on it? If so, we're about to go crazy on Twitter. Also, Apple and News Corp may have pushed back their launch date for the Daily, BBC says no to Smart TV fragmentation, and why can't Samsung just give us our dang Froyo already? --Molly

Will Courtney Love's lawyers argue that Twitter is just so fun and awesome that she can't be held responsible for defamatory crazy talk she types on it? If so, we're about to go crazy on Twitter. Also, Apple and News Corp may have pushed back their launch date for the Daily, BBC says no to Smart TV fragmentation, and why can't Samsung just give us our dang Froyo already? --Molly

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EPISODE 1387

NEWS

A Delay for the Daily: Apple, News Corp. Push Back Launch Date
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20110113/a-delay-for-the-daily-apple-news-corp-push-back-launch-date/

BBC says “no” to Smart TV fragmentation
http://gigaom.com/video/bbc-smart-tv-fragmentation/

New Survey Shows Verizon iPhone Will Have Major Impact on U.S. Wireless Service Providers
http://www.investorplace.com/28029/impact-verizon-apple-iphone-wireless-service-providers/
Comscore: not that bad for Android
http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/ComScore-Verizon-iPhone-is-likely-bad-for-ATT-probably-not-for-Android/1295020570

Is Samsung Blocking Updates To Froyo?
http://it.slashdot.org/story/11/01/13/2334213/Is-Samsung-Blocking-Updates-To-Froyo
Samsung responds:
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20028478-251.html

Which manufacturers deliver the timeliest Android updates?
http://blogs.computerworld.com/17649/android_upgrades

Groupon I.P.O. Said to Value the Company at $15 Billion
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/01/13/groupon-readies-for-an-i-p-o/

RIM to ship 1 million PlayBook tablets in 1Q11
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110113PD226.html

PlayBook to allow tethering to BlackBerry smartphones
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9204960/PlayBook_to_allow_tethering_to_BlackBerry_smartphones

Virgin Mobile Throttles Unlimited Service
http://wifinetnews.com/archives/2011/01/virgin_mobile_throttles_unlimited_service.html

Game sales shrunk, but Xbox set records in 2010
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-20028504-235.html

Spotify leaps to US
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/spotify_leaps_to_us_oCGRiUlgBbgU8076NBkyuN

Quick Hits

South Korean director uses iPhone 4 to shoot horror movie
http://iphone.tmcnet.com/topics/iphone/articles/134474-south-korean-director-uses-iphone-4-shoot-movie.htm

Pentagon closes social media office
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/01/unfollowed-pentagon-deletes-social-media-office/

DOJ mulls antitrust suit to block Google’s ITA purchase
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/doj-mulls-antitrust-suit-to-block-google-ita-deal.ars

BlackBerry Storm 3 shows up; tells all
http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/14/exclusive-blackberry-storm-3-shows-up-tells-all/

Gadgets
Is the Motorola Atrix 4G coming to AT&T March 1?
http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-atrix-4g-coming-att-march-1

Science News
Relax, everyone: your astrological sign has NOT changed!
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20028500-1.html?tag=cnetRiver

Pet-Size Dinosaur Was Early Ancestor to T. Rex, Researchers Say
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/science/18obdino.html

NASA Sets Date For Discovery’s Final Mission
http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/leadership/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229000659&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All

Happy Ending
Intel showering employees with 4X bonuses
http://venturebeat.com/2011/01/13/intel-showering-employees-with-4x-bonuses/

Courtney Love’s Twitter defamation defense: Twitter made me do it!
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110112/00392712611/courtney-loves-twitter-defamation-defense-twitter-made-me-do-it.shtml

EMAILS

Molly can get the Scosche dock adapter to solve the charging issue with her Bose Sound Dock

http://www.scosche.com/products/sfID1/210/sfID2/318/productID/1695

I recently purchased one discounted to $9.95 here in the Toronto area.

Check online since the regular price is $39.95

Comes in black or white and includes black and white adapter rings for Bose Sound Dock!

This device simply re-routes the firewire pin power of older Sound Docks to the USB pins on newer ipods and iphones so that charging can happen.

:-)

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Hey Buzz crew,

In listening to your live podcast yesterday (which I stream on my iPhone), you guys mentioned the amount of usage of data due to streaming on smartphones.

At that moment I decided to check my own usage and found that since the beginning of the month, with the constant CES streaming and with watching both BOL and the 404 live, I’ve already racked up over 3GB of usage…

All I can say is that I’m never giving up my old Unlimited data plan.

Also, you guys are awesome,

Salvador

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hello buzz crew,

I remember a while back when a shuttle mission had a two astronauts who were married to each other. The following is clipped from wikipedia, which we all know is always right

The first married couple to fly in space together were N. Jan Davis and Mark C. Lee who both served as mission specialists aboard Endeavour on STS-47 in September 1992. Lee and Davis had met during training for the flight and had married in secret. They disclosed their marriage to NASA shortly before the flight, when it was too late to train a substitute. NASA has since changed the rules and will not allow married astronauts on the same flight.[2]

Now don’t tell me that these two didn’t find time to complete some scientific experimentation with a little zero gravity bumping and grinding. The should have shot video because I’m sure it was hysterical with no friction or gravity.

With no gravity, how do you know who is on top?

Greg from Los Angeles

Ps this was written on my iPad, which is f-ing impossible. So no corrections from Molly.

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COMPUTER LOVE

“Soooo me and this guy I’ve been seeing first started talking on Blackberry messenger. Actually was my first friend on BBM and pretty much the only person I talk to on there. Since BBM is a chat, it feels way more personal and “”real”" than texting does, which is kind of a choppy way to communicate and just doesn’t do it for me like BBM can. We get to see when the other reads our messages, or notice when we are on the phone when the messages don’t deliver. He wants to give up his Blackberry.. and I love mine, but the FEW times we have had to text because BBM was down, it felt….weird. Almost like I wasn’t talking to the same person. What am I gonna do when he moves on from his Blackberry? I don’t like other messaging programs…but that’s the only option I can think of.

Btw, cute unrelated note, when we met, we discovered we had the same service provider, phone model, and color, both purchased at almost the same time.

Love the show!

-Chels from KS

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