Buzz Out Loud 1422: Gamer-cising is good for you! (podcast)

Facebook is going to start showing movies (and making you buy credits), Microsoft is staking Nokia $1 billion to distribute Windows Phone 7/Nokia love children, and Sprint may buy T-Mobile USA and create a massive mobile carrier third head. Plus, in data porn, Android tops the U.S. smart phone market, AT&T dominates on downloads, and the iPad 2's dual-core processor is apparently not all that. But iOS 4.3 is! Also: vote for Asian Usher! --Molly

Facebook is going to start showing movies (and making you buy credits), Microsoft is staking Nokia $1 billion to distribute Windows Phone 7/Nokia love children, and Sprint may buy T-Mobile USA and create a massive mobile carrier third head. Plus, in data porn, Android tops the U.S. smart phone market, AT&T dominates on downloads, and the iPad 2's dual-core processor is apparently not all that. But iOS 4.3 is! Also: vote for Asian Usher! --Molly

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NEWS

DEALS DEALS DEALS!

Warner Bros. to Rent Movies Digitally on Facebook, Starting With ‘Dark Knight’
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warner-bros-rent-movies-digitally-165218

Deutsche Telekom, Sprint Said to Discuss T-Mobile USA Deal
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-03-08/deutsche-telekom-sprint-said-to-discuss-t-mobile-usa-deal.html

Microsoft Is Said to Pay Nokia More Than $1 Billion in Deal
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-03-07/microsoft-is-said-to-pay-nokia-more-than-1-billion-in-deal.html

YouTube Acquires A Producer Of Videos
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/technology/08youtube.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2011/03/08/134348493/alien-microbes-attack-dangers-of-science-news-that-isnt-science-or-news

Alien Microbe Claim Starts Fight Over Meteorite
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/richard-hoover-meteorite-bugs/

Android Tops U.S. Smartphones, says comScore
http://www.wirelessweek.com/News/2011/03/Devices-comScore-Tops-US-Android-Smartphones/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/08/microsoft_mobile_marketshare_slips_further/

New study finds AT&T dominates on downloads
http://gigaom.com/apple/new-study-finds-att-iphone-4-dominates-on-downloads/

Early iPad 2 benchmarks: CPU performance remains mostly unchanged
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/03/cpu-performance-data-costs-remain-largely-unchanged-for-ipad-2.ars

Adobe outs experimental Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool, calls it Wallaby
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/08/adobe-outs-experimental-flash-to-html5-conversion-tool-calls-it/

Quick Hits
iOS 4.3 to be released at 10AM today; personal hotspot supports 5 connections?
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/08/ios-4-3-to-be-released-at-10am-today-personal-hotspot-supports-5-connections/

Cisco cuts pricing on HD home video conferencing
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20040320-266.html

App Stores Everywhere! Opera Opens Mobile App Storefront
http://gigaom.com/2011/03/07/app-stores-everywhere-opera-opens-mobile-app-storefront/

iPads could replace paper charts in airline cockpits
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-20040322-243.html

Spotify reaches one million subscribers
http://www.spotify.com/int/blog/archives/2011/03/08/spotify-reaches-one-million-subscribers/

Happy Ending
Study: Interactive exercise games qualify as exercise
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-20040326-247.html?tag=cnetRiver

Balloons float real-life ‘Up’ house near LA
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20040371-1.html

Mark Zuckerberg’s Puppy is His Newest Facebook Friend
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381628,00.asp

Vote for Brian Tong, the Asian Usher!
http://www.aaja.org/aajamobcalendar/

Charlie Sheen, autotuned
http://youtu.be/9QS0q3mGPGg

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JC San Diego – Guitar mod

Trevor from Connecticut Groupon Slogan of his own

EMAILS

I’m 16 years old and I usually get 4 hours of sleep a night and so do many of my friends. Everybody at school is incredibly tired; today in my AP Statistics class there were at least half the kids asleep while the teacher was lecturing. My school also opened a coffee shop last year, and the lines before school at the shop are incredibly long. They sell coffee, cappuccinos, doughnuts; its like a mini Starbucks. A bunch of the kids also drink some sort of energy drink throughout the day to be able to stay up during class since we get loads and loads of homework each night. Its 1am right now and I think I’m gonna go to sleep. Goodnight BOL.
Love the show,
Anthony.

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