Buzz Out Loud 1451: Apple: finish Samsung!! (Podcast)

Tong stood in line all night for Mortal Kombat, while Molly went to bed with her laptop and her brand new Keynote download. Impressive, right? In the actual news, Apple files a major set of patent and trademark lawsuits against manufacturing partner Samsung, Netflix is doing family plans, and what happened to all those 1-800 numbers. Dial carefully children. Dial carefully.

Tong stood in line all night for Mortal Kombat, while Molly went to bed with her laptop and her brand new Keynote download. Impressive, right? In the actual news, Apple files a major set of patent and trademark lawsuits against manufacturing partner Samsung, Netflix is doing family plans, and what happened to all those 1-800 numbers. Dial carefully children. Dial carefully.

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EPISODE 1451

NEWS

Apple Files Patent Suit Against Samsung Over Galaxy Line of Phones and Tablets
http://mobilized.allthingsd.com/20110418/apple-files-patent-suit-against-samsung-over-galaxy-line-of-phones-and-tablets/
http://thisismynext.com/2011/04/19/apple-sues-samsung-analysis/

Samsung vows counter-action over Apple patent suit
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110419/bs_afp/usskoreaitcompanypatenttelecominternetapplesamsung

ITC Staff Recommends Siding With Nokia, HTC in Apple Case
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-18/itc-staff-recommends-siding-with-nokia-htc-in-apple-patent-case.html

Twitter in advanced talks to buy TweetDeck for $50 million?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704004004576271262772728114.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20055046-36.html

Next Up for Netflix: Family Plans
http://gigaom.com/video/netflix-multiple-streams-family-plans/

Exclusive: Wal-Mart Paid $300 Million-Plus for Kosmix
http://kara.allthingsd.com/20110418/exclusive-wal-mart-paid-300-million-plus-for-kosmix/

Get Ready: Grooveshark Promises a Fight to the Finish…
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/041811grooveshark

Gadgets

Wal-Mart, Target, GameStop Cut Wii Price to $179
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/135707/20110418/wal-mart-target-best-buy-wii-price-cut-179.htm

PSP sales still ahead of the 3DS
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/135332/20110418/psp-nintendo-3ds-mediacreate-baseball-game-pro-yakyu-famista-2011-amagami-wired-co-review-final-fant.htm

T-Mobile Officially Announces G-Slate Release For April 20th
http://www.tmonews.com/2011/04/t-mobile-officially-announces-g-slate-release-for-april-20th/

First look at the OGT Tablet -- the world’s thinnest Android tablet
http://www.androidcentral.com/first-look-ogt-tablet-worlds-thinnest-android-tablet

Quick Hits

BlackBerry PlayBook now on sale in the US and Canada, starting at $500 with 16GB of storage
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/19/blackberry-playbook-now-on-sale-in-the-us-and-canada-starting-a/

MobileMe, iWork deals disappear, suggesting updates are imminent
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/04/mobileme-iwork-deals-disappear-suggesting-updates-are-imminent.ars

Seagate agrees to buy Samsung’s drive business
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20055186-264.html?tag=topStories1

DROPBOX: We’ll Turn Your Files Over To The Government If They Ask Us To
http://www.businessinsider.com/dropbox-updates-security-terms-of-service-to-say-it-can-decrpyt-files-if-the-government-asks-it-to-2011-4

Verizon ends termination fees for DSL, simplifies plans
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20055025-266.html

Dish Taking Over Blockbuster Leases, Will Maintain Physical Stores
http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/04/19/dish-taking-over-blockbuster-leases-will-maintain-physical-stores/

Happy Ending

Lionsgate Hires Craig Gillespie to Direct ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lionsgate-hires-craig-gillespie-direct-179434

It’s Screen FREE WEEK!
http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/screenfreeweek/

POWER OF THE INTERNET and Madden: Hillis and Vick vie for ‘Madden’ cover
http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/6382682/peyton-hillis-vick-vie-madden-cover&go

One phone sex company owns 25% of all 800 numbers
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/phone_sex_company_controls_nearly_25_of_1-800_numb.php

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Crew, “holla!”

Just thought I would send a note saying how amazing social media is these days. Being here in central North Carolina and growing up in Sanford, North Carolina, this weekend’s tornadoes proved to me how far social media has come in such a short time. With relatives in the St.
Andrews community hard hit by the storms, we were able to help Facebook friends find missing relatives on the day of the storms. So a Facebook connection plus a charged cell phone equals relief. Japan was great to see but experiencing similar activity here was great!
Love the show!

Rodney Edgar
Raleigh, NC
Sanford, NC (hometown)

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In the morning Buzzards,

You seem to be awful hard on Chrome OS. Imagine this though: If they can make a Chrome OS netbook for under $250, how much cheaper would it be if you removed the screen, keyboard, and battery? $150? $99? So long as it has HDMI out you now suddenly have an awesome Google TV. I think that Chrome OS is going to be the new Google TV. A real-real browser with Flash integrated, plus all the games and webapps available in the Chrome Web Store. Bonus: any Android device could work as a remote with the Google TV app. I know, mind blown.
Kevin from Cali

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Hey buzz crew,

I was listening to episode 1450, and I agree with Molly and I think that if Apple starts making TV’s it would get kinda weird. I mean what would happen if they started making household appliances? Can you imaging the iFridge? The worlds thinnest fridge?!?! I sure can’t. I think that Apple should stick to what their good at. (But if Steve says it’s magical, I’ll totally buy one)

-Bradley

Sent from my brand spanking new iPad 2!!!

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Hey Buzz Crew,

In episode 1450 you mentioned about the secure online identity-system that the President called for – with uber praise, as if it was the best thing since sliced bread! Really? I would have expected Molly to mention privacy concerns regarding such a leap. I see this as a tool that can be used to track individuals, electronic money transfers, purchases and possibly web usage.
I don’t think that all sides were considered in the broadcast and I wanted to let you know how it freaked me out a little. I see the upside to this possibly standard but the implications could be devastating to net privacy.

P.S.- Molly: I’ve been blocking the chatter to the servers outside of Pandora services on my iPhone with a firewall app of course, I’m jailbroken.

Love the show!

Justin from PA

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