Buzz Out Loud 1402: AOL and the Huffington Post Unite!

AOL joins forces with the Huffington Post, and let's face it, AOL needs all the help can get. While Donald is a little scared. Motorola's Xoom is $799 and it looks like you'll still have to pay to unlock Wi-Fi. Seriously. Plus we talk about our favorite Superbowl ads from the tech world.

AOL joins forces with the Huffington Post, and let's face it, AOL needs all the help can get. While Donald is a little scared. Motorola's Xoom is $799 and it looks like you'll still have to pay to unlock Wi-Fi. Seriously. Plus we talk about our favorite Superbowl ads from the tech world.

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EPISODE 1402

NEWS

You've Got Arianna: AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million in Cash, Appoints Huffington Editor-in-Chief
http://kara.allthingsd.com/20110206/youve-got-arianna-aol-buys-huffington-post-for-315-million-in-cash/
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/business/media/07aol.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Super Bowl: The tech winners and losers
http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/06/superbowl/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcSiMc0Hxnw

FCC Looking to Overhaul Universal Service Fund, Expand Rural Broadband
http://communication-solutions.tmcnet.com/topics/broadband/articles/142398-fcc-looking-overhaul-universal-service-fund-expand-rural.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/business/07fcc.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Best Buy ad prices Motorola Xoom at $800, affirms February 24th launch date
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/02/more-xoom-details-revealed-800-february-24-launch-data-plan-required.ars

Android 2.4 coming April, leaving 2.3 dead on arrival – not Ice Cream
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/38311/android-2-4-april-release-date

Inside Secure Offers Alternative Android NFC Software Stack
http://www.pcworld.com/article/218863/

Verizon iPhone Pre-Orders Now Arriving in Quantity
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/07/verizon-iphone-pre-orders-now-arriving-in-quantity/

White iPhone 4 starts to get Best Buy, The Source shelf space
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/06/white-iphone-4-starts-to-get-best-buy-shelf-space/

Only 35 Percent of Companies Have a Succession Plan and Apple is One of Them
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20110207/only-35-percent-of-companies-have-a-succession-plan-and-apple-is-one-of-them/

Quick Hits
Google Executive Released by Egypt Government
http://blogs.wsj.com/dispatch/2011/02/07/google-executive-released-by-egypt-government/

Assange extradition hearing kicks off in London
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20030820-38.html?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks

WWDC to Fall on June 5-9th, 2011?
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/07/wwdc-to-fall-on-june-5-9th-2010/

Gameloft to release Starcraft on iOS devices--or so it appears
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/02/gameloft-to-release-starcraft-on-ios-devices-or-so-it-appears.ars

Gadgets
HP unveils a cool reclining touchscreen PC straight out of Star Trek
http://venturebeat.com/2011/02/07/hp-designs-a-cool-reclining-touchscreen-display-for-star-trek-style-experience/

Science News
NASA Releases First 360-Degree View of the Sun
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379573,00.asp

Happy Ending
Angry Birds Coming to 3DS and Wii, Valentine’s Day Version Hitting Today
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379577,00.asp

VOICEMAIL

Brian, Galaxy Tab

Women’s Clothing…

EMAILS

Dear BOL Crew:

Thought you might like to know that Yahoo Mail has had a similar “”throwaway address”" feature in its web mail service for At least the last five or six years now. I’ve used on many occasions when I want to sign up for something I think might end up being a spam vector, or even a bacon vector. Since I can see the address the suspect email was sent to I can tell if that address has been sold or if the original site is spamming me.

Love. Da. Show.

Matt Wilbur
Santa Rosa, CA

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I laughed myself silly when you said give your loved one a thunderbolt for valentines day….. Thunderbolt just happens to be one of the karma sutra positions :-0
Love the show
Craig

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