Buzz Out Loud 1430 T-Mobile gets super-mooned (Podcast)

AT&T gets bigger, a whole lot bigger with its purchase of T-Mobile. Trust us, mobile plans won't be getting any cheaper. Sprint gets a few consolation prizes, Twitter is 5 years old and we feature the "Morning-After" App.

AT&T gets bigger, a whole lot bigger with its purchase of T-Mobile. Trust us, mobile plans won't be getting any cheaper. Sprint gets a few consolation prizes, Twitter is 5 years old and we feature the "Morning-After" App.

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EPISODE 1430

NEWS

ATT buys Tmobile for $39B
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20045184-94.html

…regulatory hurdles
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20045236-266.html

…why it’s bad for consumers
http://gigaom.com/2011/03/20/in-att-t-mobile-merger-everybody-loses/

ATT press annc
http://www.mobilizeeverything.com/home.php

ATT: Merger is patriotic
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/at-t-makes-its-t-mobile-case-patriotism-spectrum-crunch-mobile-broadband/46288

Japan Atomic Crisis Eases as U.S. Says Worst May Be Over
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-19/japan-s-tepco-seeks-to-restore-power-to-damaged-nuclear-plant.html

Sony to restart battery plant; six others still out
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20045349-17.html

Amazing replay of recent Japan quakes
http://www.japanquakemap.com/

Google accuses China of interfering with Gmail email system
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/20/google-gmail
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20045263-93.html

Privacy lawsuits rain down on Netflix
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20045358-261.html

France fines Google 100,000 euros over Street View
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i8LWOk5EbR94tYyC-4YESoREsbiQ

IBM settles with SEC, pays $10 million for accusations of bribery
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/21/ibm-settles-with-sec-pays-10-million-for-accusations-of-briber/#

Groupon CEO: We Placed Too Much Trust in Agency for Super Bowl Ads
http://adage.com/article/news/groupon-ceo-relied-agency-bowl-ads/149498/

Xbox Kinect on PS3 is Kevin Butler’s worst nightmare come true (video)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/21/xbox-kinect-on-ps3-is-kevin-butlers-worst-nightmare-come-true/#

Quick Hits

Twitter, a five-year-old changing the world
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/twitter-a-fiveyearold-changing-the-world-2247197.html

Apple iOS 4.3.1 coming within one to two weeks?
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/21/apple-ios-4-3-1-coming-within-one-to-two-weeks/

Ping Could Be Draining iPhone Battery Life (iOS 4.3)
http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/971309

Netflix Seals Deal for Original Series
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703512404576208972975699708.html

Gadgets

Introducing Nexus S 4G for Sprint
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/03/introducing-nexus-s-4g-for-sprint.html

Sprint integrates Google Voice
http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/sprint-integrates-google-voice.html

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook goes live on Sprint website; launches this summer
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/21/blackberry-4g-playbook-goes-live-in-sprint-website-launches-this-summer/

Report: Sony to strike with ‘Thunderbolt’ laptop
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20045258-64.html?tag=cnetRiver

Boeing’s 747-8 touches down for the first time
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20044978-52.html

Science News

Nasa’s Messenger Mission is orbiting Mercury.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/media/MESSENGERPoisedInsertion.html

Happy Ending

Last Night Never Happened: the “Morning-After” App
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/last-night-never-happened/id423980628?mt=8

VOICEMAIL

Basan – how the socail media spies might hurt him!

Ray – Why is jon bon complaining

EMAILS

Hey Buzz crew,
I was just catching up on the show and on episode 1427 you had a story about Obama’s plan for streaming video and how America’s copy right laws are anti-consumer. This then reminded of what happened to a couple years back; I live in Canada where copyright laws are a lot more pro consumer, for example theres a law that explicitly says p2p is legal, & so is any piracy if it is done for an educational purpose; such that my school distributes the entire abode cs5 for free without legal problems. Anyways point of the story, mix dmca with boarder patrol and you’ve got problems. We where crossing over to Detroit and i got chosen for a “”random”" car inspection; where you leave everything but your passport in you car (including iPods) while you wait in a little room while they check your car. A while after we where in the room they found my friends iPod with pirated music; and they told us either go back to Canada or pass the boarder and leave the iPod because it had illegal content. We ended going back home and crossing the next day without any problem.

Thought you guys would like the story, love the show.

Ps. if your wondering how they knew the music was pirated, it was because the album names of some songs where of a website for free music.

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I'm a couple days late, but Jon Bon Jovi's comments were funny to me. I'm a product of the late 70s and 80s, so I am a contemporary to him. He laments the change in the way music is purchased. Do you know what I miss? $15 concert tickets!!!! My first concert ticket in the early 80s was $14. I went and saw the same band this last year...for $140. Excuse me, but the economy has not increased in cost by TEN TIMES! And my ticket wasn't the most expensive one! Many concerts cost over $200 per ticket.

So, don't give me crap about how the Internet and digital music has damaged your earning power when you are making ten times the money in touring that you used to. I tell you what. Start charging $25 for concert tickets and I will gladly go back to the days where I had to go to the record store for my music.

Mark Larson
Salt Lake City, UT

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