Buzz Out Loud 1434: Fare thee well, Benito, the cake is not a lie (Podcast)

On today's show, Benito announces that he's leaving us for his one true love, Gamespot--the good news is, he's still in the family, and more importantly, in the building, to help out the new guy, Steve Beacham. Be nice, everyone. Also, Google plays Honeycomb close to the vest, Groupon might be on a downward slide, and laser bongs and douche telecoms. Friday! --Molly

On today's show, Benito announces that he's leaving us for his one true love, Gamespot--the good news is, he's still in the family, and more importantly, in the building, to help out the new guy, Steve Beacham. Be nice, everyone. Also, Google plays Honeycomb close to the vest, Groupon might be on a downward slide, and laser bongs and douche telecoms. Friday! --Molly

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EPISODE 1434

NEWS

FCC official: AT&T's T-Mobile deal will face "steep climb"
http://venturebeat.com/2011/03/24/fcc-att-tmobile/

Google Holds Honeycomb Tight
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2011/tc20110324_269784.htm
http://gigaom.com/mobile/heres-why-google-is-holding-honeycomb-back/

Google begins testing Google Music internally
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20046917-261.html

RIM opens up BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android apps
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/24/rim-opens-up-blackberry-playbook-to-support-android-apps/

RIM Tumbles On 1Q Outlook; Focus Turns To PlayBook Prospects
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110325-706920.html

Revenue gossip suggests not all is roses over at Groupon
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20047127-36.html

Facebook Relaunches Questions: No Threat To Quora, More Emphasis On Friends
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/24/facebook-relaunches-questions-no-threat-to-quora-more-emphasis-on-friends/
http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150110059982131

Facebook Tries To Squash 21 Squatted Domain Names
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/24/facebook-tries-to-squash-21-squatted-domain-names/

Quick Hits

Apple iPad 2 launches internationally; ridiculous lines form in 25 countries
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/25/apple-ipad-2-launches-internationally/

Samsung's app store surpasses 100 million downloads
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/25/samsungs-app-store-surpasses-100-million-downloads/

Samsung starts baking 30nm 4Gb LPDDR2 chips, packaging 2GB mobile RAM in April
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/25/samsung-starts-baking-30nm-4gb-lpddr2-chips-packaging-2gb-mobil/#

Gadgets

Nook Color Android app store coming in April along with Flash support
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20046909-1.html

Torture tests show iPad 2 glass much stronger than original iPad [video]
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/25/torture-tests-show-ipad-2-glass-much-stronger-than-original-ipad-video/#

Holy Smoke! New Tech Creates 3D Images Projected Into Mist
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2382559,00.asp

Science News

Brain-Computer Interface Still Going After 1,000 Days
http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/03/25/1352218/Brain-Computer-Interface-Still-Going-After-1000-Days

Happy Ending

Amanda Hocking scores four-book deal
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/amanda-hocking-scores-four-book-deal_b26297

VOICEMAIL

Bruce is NOT a rubber-stamp monkey

EMAILS

To put the RIAA’s request into perspective, the sum that they’re asking for in judgement in the recently discussed lawsuit against limewire is approximately equal to the amount of money spent by the US government… ever, in the whole history of the country.

Alternatively, it’s a little under the total sum of all money made by the entire US economy during Limewire’s short life.

While it’s not in, certain cases, unheard of to ask for damages of more money than your company has ever made (as the judge noted); it is, in fact, patently absurd to ask for more money than *everyone else* has made.

The RIAA’s request is essentially a more precise way of asking for “”a gazillion dollars”".
-Tyler

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I don’t know if this has been covered; but the best thing about the amazon app store… there is no restriction to android devices you can have paired to one account. So if you have a family of android users; you can log them all into the Amazon app store for one user and buy apps for multiple devices without having to worry about others having access to your email or google account. This is confirmed by Amazon; I got a response tonight from a customer service rep.

-Chris

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