Buzz Out Loud 1442: Netflix streams to the top, Xoom zooms to the bottom (Podcast)

Netflix reportedly will pay about $100 million to stream every episode of Mad Men: chump change, if predictions of an $800 million streaming TV market turn out to be true. Also, it seems that everyone wants to get in on the tablet market, but given reported XOOM sales of only about 100,000, it's possible the only tablet market there is is for iPads. Plus, AT&T iPhones and their dropped calls, and Obama goes to Facebook. -- Molly

Netflix reportedly will pay about $100 million to stream every episode of Mad Men: chump change, if predictions of an $800 million streaming TV market turn out to be true. Also, it seems that everyone wants to get in on the tablet market, but given reported XOOM sales of only about 100,000, it's possible the only tablet market there is is for iPads. Plus, AT&T iPhones and their dropped calls, and Obama goes to Facebook. -- Molly

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EPISODE 1442

NEWS

DISH Wins Bankruptcy Auction, Buys Blockbuster Assets For $228M In Cash
http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/06/dish-wins-bankruptcy-auction-buys-blockbuster-assets-for-228m-in-cash/
http://gigaom.com/video/dish-blockbuster-acquisition/

Lions Gate Finalizing Netflix Deal to Stream All Seasons of "Mad Men"
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703806304576245322457993318.html

Estimate: In Two Years, Streaming TV Will Be An $800 Million Business for Netflix and Hulu
http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/05/streaming-tv-800-million-netflix-hulu/

House moves to overturn FCC on Net neutrality
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20050971-281.html

ChangeWave Survey Results: AT&T iPhone 4 Owners vs. Verizon iPhone 4 Owners
http://www.changewaveresearch.com/articles/2011/att_verizon_iphone4_20110405.html

Motorola Mobility: Xoom, Atrix Both Duds, Pacific Crest Says
http://blogs.forbes.com/ericsavitz/2011/04/05/motorola-mobility-xoom-atrix-both-duds-pacific-crest-says/
http://www.businessinsider.com/motorola-xoom-sales-2011-4?op=1

Google loses autocomplete defamation case in Italy
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/regulation/2011/04/05/google-loses-autocomplete-defamation-case-in-italy-40092392/

Conde Nast Wires $8 Million to Scammer in Alleged Spear Phishing Scam
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Conde-Nast-Wires-8-Million-to-Scammer-in-Alleged-Spear-Phishing-Scam-732291/

Twitter unveils a new homepage, with a focus on interests
http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2011/04/05/twitter-unveils-a-new-homepage-with-a-focus-on-interests/

Twitter tries turning #newtwitter off and back on again
http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/860124-twitter-tries-turning-newtwitter-off-and-back-on-again

Tweetdeck launches Web-based alternative to Twitter.com
http://www.businessinsider.com/tweetdeck-web-version-2011-4

Quick Hits

Obama and Zuckerberg to Field Questions From Users at Facebook Live Town Hall
http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/04/05/obama-zuckerberg-town-hal/

Facebook tries out targeted ads
http://www.siliconvalley.com/ci_17777794?nclick_check=1

Intel Unveils 10-Core Xeon Processors
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/04/06/0112222/Intel-Unveils-10-Core-Xeon-Processors

Microsoft's Courtois Says to Spend 90% of R&D on Cloud Strategy
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-04-06/microsoft-s-courtois-says-to-spend-90-of-r-d-on-cloud-strategy.html

Sulzberger: $40 Million Estimate For Paywall Cost Is 'Vastly Wrong'
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-sulzberger-40-million-estimate-for-paywall-cost-is-vastly-wrong/

Gadgets

GameStop considering a gaming tablet
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20051247-17.html

Evil dead iPad, iPhone shooter game launching
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/evil-dead-ipad-iphone-shooter-175074

Science News

The Life Aquatic with Richard Branson
http://techland.time.com/2011/04/06/the-life-aquatic-with-richard-branson/

Happy Ending

Online Vending Machine Dispenses Snacks at Your Behest
http://mashable.com/2011/04/05/snackandmunch/

HTC Desire solves dodecahedron Rubik’s Cube, will blow your mind (video)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/06/htc-desire-solves-dodecahedron-rubiks-cube-will-blow-your-mind/

EMAILS

I also immediately checked the date on the Commodore 64 announcement, since I was suspicious of it being an April Fools’ joke. So imagine my surprise when I found a Commodore 64 ad insert in the new Tron: Legacy Blu-ray disk packaging yesterday. I’ll give them this: if it is a prank, nice follow-through.

- Richard
Washington, D.C.

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Hey Buzz Crew,

On yesterday’s show, Molly was discussing her gadget addiction. I just want to let you know that you are far from alone. Let me tell you about my setup any given night:

There’s my Vizio HDTV which can be found plugged into my PS3 and Wii (with the required dust) and my ASUS nettop. The nettop will be controlled either by my wireless keyboard and mouse OR my rooted Nook Color (using RemoteDroid).

Next to me, you’ll see 2 laptops:
My Google CR-48 for Facebook and Twitter and a little light browsing My more powerful HP laptop for media playing and downloading

And of course there’s the trusted BlackBerry Tour and HTC EVO (gotta keep work and personal life seperate). And those phones are subject to change every few months.

The only thing I’m missing is the Sony Dash, but only because you said it sucked. I almost bought it.

Love the show,
Travis

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http://bol.cnet.com, 800-616-2638 (CNET), buzz@cnet.com

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