Buzz Out Loud 1388: Everybody hates Netflix (podcast)

Our hilarious Internet video of the day is also a disturbingly meta metaphor for what's got to be happening if the FCC would just roll over and approve a Comcast-NBCU merger 4-1, like they did today: walking headlong into the fountain. Hello, content balkanization! What could possibly go wrong? Also in the news, Steve Jobs on medical leave again, get your info off Facebook, for god's sakes, and why everybody hates Netflix. --Molly

Our hilarious Internet video of the day is also a disturbingly meta metaphor for what's got to be happening if the FCC would just roll over and approve a Comcast-NBCU merger 4-1, like they did today: walking headlong into the fountain. Hello, content balkanization! What could possibly go wrong? Also in the news, Steve Jobs on medical leave again, get your info off Facebook, for god's sakes, and why everybody hates Netflix. --Molly

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EPISODE 1388

NEWS

Steve Jobs to take medical leave again
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20028675-37.html
A deep bench of leadership at Apple
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/technology/18cook.html?src=busln
Apple’s quarterly earnings report
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20028615-260.html

Apple shares fall 6.5% as Jobs takes medical leave
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703954004576089633611009272.html

Facebook suspends address, phone number sharing feature
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_suspends_controversial_data_sharing_featu.php
http://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/447

How to delete your address and phone number from Facebook
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-20028708-238.html

Comcastrophe: Comcast/NBC Merger Approval Expected Today
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-silver/comcastrophy-comcastnbc-m_b_810380.html

AD BREAK

Netflix enrages subscribers by limiting DVD queue
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-netflix-enrages-subscribers-by-limiting-dvd-queue/

HBO: Netflix would have to charge $20 to get us on board
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-execs-privately-netflix-71957

Stupidest channel on Roku?
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wealthtv-enriches-roku-users-114093334.html
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-exclusive-roku-lands-its-first-cable-channel/

Sprint raises smartphone data plans by $10
http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1771&view_id=7008
http://www.wirelessweek.com/News/2011/01/Carriers-Prices-Postpaid-Data-Sprint/

Quick Hits

Lenovo launches ecosystem division
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703396604576088991784724916.html

Eighth grader knocks Angry Birds out of the top (free) spot on the app store http://venturebeat.com/2011/01/17/eighth-grader-knocks-free-angry-birds-out-of-the-top-spot-on-the-app-store/

Science News

Angry Birds and the instinctive satisfaction of a parabolic ballistic trajectory http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703779704576074222543274268.html

Happy Ending

Mall camera catches girl texting…as she does a header into a fountain. http://current.com/entertainment/comedy/92921617_girl-falls-into-fountain-while-texting-at-the-berkshire-mall-in-reading-pa-video.htm

VOICEMAIL

The Zodiac … explained. Quickly.

EMAILS

Buzz Crew!

One of my listeners shared this video with me. It demonstrates a technology that matches active shutter 3-D glasses but with a glasses-less approach. How can this happen, you ask? By forcing your eyelids to alternately open and close at 60 times a second each, of course! Thus, it mimics the shutters in shutter glasses. This can't possibly be good for you. . . . and it certainly looks like you're guaranteed to give anyone around you nightmares if they spot you watching television. Check it out!

Jonathan Strickland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uef17zOCDb8

http://bol.cnet.com, 800-616-2638 (CNET), buzz@cnet.com

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