Buzz Out Loud 1439: Google wants your face! (Podcast)

Google's face recognition scares us with its privacy implications, Hollywood gives us $30 dollar movies, and its not an April Fool's Day joke. Honeycomb needs to bring more native apps to the platform, ASAP, and a SmartFart App already exists!

Google's face recognition scares us with its privacy implications, Hollywood gives us $30 dollar movies, and its not an April Fool's Day joke. Honeycomb needs to bring more native apps to the platform, ASAP, and a SmartFart App already exists!

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EPISODE 1439

NEWS

Fox gearing up for fight with Time Warner over iPad TV streaming
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2011/03/fox-gearing-up-for-fight-with-time-warner-over-ipad-tv-streaming.ars

Time Warner Cable Adds 17 Channels To Live TV IPad App
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110401-710283.html

Hollywood Rolls Out $30 Rentals. Smart.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118034714
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20110331/hollywood-rolls-out-30-rentals-smart/

Google making app that would identify people’s faces
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/03/31/google.face/

He Said/She Said Between Google & CNN On Face Recognition Story
http://searchengineland.com/cnn-pushes-back-against-google-denial-of-face-recognition-71077

One month later, Honeycomb has just 50 native apps
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/03/one-month-later-honeycomb-has-just-50-native-apps.ars

Mozilla’s Do Not Track header gaining ad industry support
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/mozillas-do-not-track-header-gaining-ad-industry-support.ars

Acer CEO Resigns Over Board Disagreements
http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229400731&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_News

New Acer will be more like Apple, less like HP
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/01/new-acer-will-be-more-like-apple-less-like-hp/

HTC ThunderBolt outselling iPhone 4 at Verizon Wireless stores, analyst claims
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/31/htc-thunderbolt-outselling-iphone-4-at-verizon-wireless-stores-analyst-claims/

Quick Hits

Facebook Now Has 250 Million Mobile Users (And A New Unified Mobile Website To Match)
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/31/facebook-now-has-250-million-mobile-users-and-a-new-unified-mobile-website-to-match/

PlayStation games now available on Android Market
http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-brief/55129-playstation-games-now-available-on-android-market

WWDC Tickets Fetch a Premium on eBay
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/wwdc_tickets_fetch_a_premium_on_ebay/

Twitter App finally loses the QuickBar
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/01/6389176-twitter-app-finally-loses-annoying-quickbar-feature

Netflix Adds Fox's "Glee"
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20110401/netflix-adds-foxs-glee/

Happy Ending

Toshiba’s first ever 3D monacle!
http://us.toshiba.com/spectacle

YouTube goes 1911 – Top Viral pictures

Gmail Motion

Angry Birds Pork Rinds
http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/looflirpa/e8bd/

The SmartFart app exists!
http://smartfartapp.blogspot.com/2011/03/introducing-smartfart-tm-app-app.html

VOICEMAIL

Hurricanfreak, doesn’t like the show.

EMAILS

“In response to your call for creating a day in show 1438, I suggest you create “”Computer Love Day.”" It would be a day to celebrate people who are brought together by internet dating, Facebook, Twitter and other online functions. We need a day to recognize these new forms of communication that bring otherwise hermit-like nerdy people together.

And we could celebrate with Kinect Sex.

Gloria Dunlap
Alexandria, VA

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On Thursdays show you said that Google’s +1 does not integrate Twitter or Facebook. I’m here to tell you it does (at least from Twitter). You have to link your Twitter and Facebook account to your Google profile to get this feature.

Daniel

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Hey BOL crew,

Just to let you know, RIM is not joking about marketing it’s playbook. Here in Montreal, they just started the countdown for availability at Staples. It’s on every screen at the store. Here’s a shot of their big posters (in French for Molly to read).

Love the show.

Vincent from Montreal.

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Howzit Buzzcrew.
I’m listening to show 1438, and I was amazed when you got to the Paul Allen slamming Bill Gates story where you were all feeling sorry for poor Bill. I know you’re all youngsters, so you may not remember the old days of Evil Bill, but he was a vicious competitor who left a trail of decapitated opponents in his wake. I know he’s a sweetheart now, but ask Marc Andreesen about how sweet he was back then.
And Brian, why bring this rant on Bill now? He wants to sell his book!
LTS.
Aloha,
Paul Storm
Maui

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