Buzz Out Loud 1398: The Bing sting (podcast)

Is Microsoft copying Google's search results? Probably: but how bad is that, really? Or is it just smart? Plus, the ISP conflict of interest nightmare scenario comes to pass in Canada, and it's bad news for everyone. Are you watching, DOJ? Plus, a lawsuit accuses AT&T of overcharging for data, and petri meat is coming, people. You just wait. --Molly

Is Microsoft copying Google's search results? Probably: but how bad is that, really? Or is it just smart? Plus, the ISP conflict of interest nightmare scenario comes to pass in Canada, and it's bad news for everyone. Are you watching, DOJ? Plus, a lawsuit accuses AT&T of overcharging for data, and petri meat is coming, people. You just wait. --Molly

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EPISODE 1398

NEWS

Google, Twitter build “speak to tweet” program to help Egyptians
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20030144-265.html
http://thenextweb.com/media/2011/02/01/incredible-watch-volunteers-translate-egyptian-phone-messages-into-tweets/

200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Internet
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/canada-gets-first-bitter-dose-of-metered-internet-billing.ars

Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Actually 'Quite Small'
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/01/31/samsung-galaxy-tab-sales-actually-quite-small/

16 percent of Galaxy Tabs are returned
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20110201/16-percent-of-galaxy-tabs-are-returned/

Google: Bing is cheating, copying our search results
http://searchengineland.com/google-bing-is-cheating-copying-our-search-results-62914
Microsoft: ‘We do not copy Google’s results’
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-we-do-not-copy-googles-results/8557

Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/technology/01apple.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Apple’s 4% mobile market share rakes in over half the industry’s profits
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/01/31/apples_4_mobile_market_share_rakes_in_over_half_the_industrys_profit.html

Lawsuit accuses AT&T of overcharging iPhone, iPad customer data use
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/01/lawsuit_accuses_att_of_overcharging_iphone_ipad_customer_data_use.html

Microsoft data confirms Yahoo as WP7 leak culprit
http://windowsphonesecrets.com/2011/01/31/now-microsoft-confirms-yahoo-as-the-data-leak-culprit/

Facebook’s next big media move: Comments
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20030106-36.html?tag=topStories1

Quick Hits

Apple relaxing repair policy for iPods with triggered liquid sensors
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/01/31/apple_relaxing_repair_policy_for_ipods_with_triggered_liquid_sensors.html

Airlines offer free in-flight Facebook
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-02-01-facebook-inflight-wifi_N.htm

26% of apps downloaded were used only once
http://www.localytics.com/blog/post/first-impressions-matter-26-percent-of-apps-downloaded-used-just-once/

Mozy scraps unlimited backups
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20030096-264.html

Gadgets

LG confirms Optimus 3D for MWC 2011: glasses-free screen and 3D camera
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/31/lg-confirms-optimus-3d-for-mwc-glasses-free-screen-and-3d-camer/

Science News

Scientists working to grow meat in a lab
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110130/sc_nm/us_food_meat_laboratory_feature

VIOCEMAIL

Ryan calls out the kindle guy

EMAILS

A data cap for one is a money making opportunity for another. As ISP’s start charging for data usage, does it not make sense for those who’s content leads to such usage (netfixs, Hulu, CNET for that matter) should demand a piece of the action? If BOL is causing me to pay extra bucks for the bandwidth, then you guys should get paid too (from the ISP) for providing “”billable”" content.

Jim

-jimcobber (comment ep. 1394)

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Is there anything preventing large on-line companies like Facebook or Netflix from demanding a payment from the ISPs? If Facebook were to tell an ISP that they would have to pay per subscriber or else they would block that ISPs users from accessing Facebook, do you think the ISPs would change their minds on Net Neutrality?

Thanks,

Darren
Columbus Ohio

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IPv4

duke nukem forever will finally come out.

–Paul

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When we run out of ipv4 addresses, Oracle will invent a new business strategy not based on suing google

-rajsite (comment ep. 1394)”

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I predict the dawn of “IPv4 Time Shares”.

- David
David

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We will all start getting spam in our inboxes for products that promise to make your current IP address last UP TO 5 TIMES LONGER!

- Jason B. in Santa Clara

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Congress decides that personal web pages are unnecessary and individuals should just use that “”facebook thing”"

Zuckerberg takes his new found powers and proclaims himself Emperor of the Interwebs

There is no rejoicing.

Mark
Santa Monica

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