Buzz Out Loud 1456: Sony's new Taburrito: the Tech Wrap Supreme (Podcast)

Facebook is unveiling, YouTube's going Hollywood, Nook Colors are Flashing, Netflix is growing, the White iPhone is coming, and Location Gate continues with Microsoft joining in the mix. All this while the USA tries to catch up with its superslow download speeds. I'd like a Tech Wrap Supreme please to help me digest all of this.

Facebook is unveiling, Youtube's going Hollywood, Nook Colors are Flashing, Netflix is growing, the White iPhone is coming, and Location Gate continues with Microsoft joining in the mix. All this while the USA tries to catch up with its superslow download speeds. I'd like a Tech Wrap Supreme please to help me digest all of this.

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EPISODE 1456

NEWS

Facebook unveils Deals service, takes on Groupon and Living Social
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/facebook-is-latest-rival-to-groupon-livingsocial-facebook/

Facebook unveils “Sharing,” death of the “Like” button?
http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150158394647131

EXCLUSIVE: YouTube Finally Goes Hollywood With New Movies on Demand Service
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/youtube-challenge-apple-new-movies-demand-service-%E2%80%93-hooray-says-hollywood-26788

Microsoft collects locations of Windows phone users
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20057329-281.html

Microsoft: Windows Phones Do Not Store Location History
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384239,00.asp

Apple is sued over location tracking
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2011/04/26/apple_is_sued_over_location_tracking/

Welcome to the Age of Data: watch your back!
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31322_3-20057178-256.html

Netflix Earnings Up 88 Percent, Adds 3.6 Million Subscribers
http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/25/netflix-earnings-88-percent/

Netflix Now Officially Bigger Than Comcast
http://gigaom.com/video/netflix-1q-2010-earnings/

Amazon.com tries to toss Apple 'app store' trademark suit, cites Steve Jobs in its own defense
http://www.geekwire.com/2011/amazon-seeks-to-toss-apple-app-store-suit-cites-steve-jobs-in-its-defense

Android Accounts for Half of New Smartphone Sales, Nielsen Says
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-04-26/android-accounts-for-half-of-new-smartphone-sales-nielsen-says.html

State of the Internet: Fiber, Fast Cities and Faster Broadband
http://gigaom.com/broadband/the-state-of-the-internet-fiber-fast-cities-faster-broadband/

Quick Hits

Nook Color to Let Authors Autograph E-Books
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384309,00.asp

Qik now with LIVE iPhone to Android video chat
http://qik.com/blog/

Google Traffic to Demand Media Sites Down 40 Percent
http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2011/04/25/google-traffic-to-demand-media-sites-down-40-percent/

FBI Raids Apartment of Alleged King’s Speech Uploader
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/04/kings-speech-uploader/

Social Network Pioneer Friendster To Erase All User Photos, Blogs And More On May 31
http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/26/social-network-pioneer-friendster-to-erase-all-user-photos-blogs-and-more-on-may-31/

Michael Vick: Dogfighting Android app is wrong
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/25/scitech/main20057319.shtml?tag=mncol;lst;3
http://www.newser.com/story/117194/michael-vick-rips-google-dog-wars-app.html

Gadgets

Sony S1 and S2 dual-screen Honeycomb tablets get official
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/26/sony-to-launch-two-honeycomb-tablets/
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/04/sony-enters-tablet-war-with-wedge-and-burrito-shaped-devices/?pid=1755

Report: White iPhone 4 Comes Out Wednesday
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384304,00.asp

Science News

Space apologies to the royals
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/26/scitech/main20057449.shtml

Happy Ending

Amazon Algorithm Price War Leads to $23.6-Million-Dollar Book Listing
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384102,00.asp

Ancient Chinese Angry Birds, Huh?
http://micgadget.com/12264/ancient-chinese-angry-birds/

VOICEMAIL

Anonymous talks about Data used as a Mass Noun

Ben from Rural Ohio says that he has been studying unsecured networks and finds hundreds on his way to work

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Crew.

I think Molly is right about AT&T throttling Netflix. I was able to stream without interruption when I first signed up 6 months ago. The past month has seen the movies stopping every few seconds to buffer. Sad to say, but it's so bad I had to cancel my account. It's just not worth it.

Perhaps I can revisit the service once the whole world matures a bit...perhaps not.

Todd A. Spargo

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Hi,

What happened to the MobiTV app?

I had bought a subscription two months ago. I got a warranty replacement on my iPhone 4 and restored from a backup of my old phone. Although the app transferred, it gave a message that I needed to repurchase, but that lead to an error message indicating that the app was withdrawn in favor of MobiNow which lacks the live channels of MobiTV. On the phone, the Mobi rep said I was out of luck and should try to get a refund through iTunes.

AT&T is still advertizing their own more expensive MobiTV service. Did they kill the iTunes app? Is this a conflict between AT&T and Apple?

Will

New Haven

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Hey Buzz Crew,

I listened too yesterdays show and had some comments regarding Barnes & Nobles update of the Nook Color. I received my Nook Color as an early birthday gift (my birthday is April 26th). I was particularly jazzed about the addition of Flash support. Unfortunately, Flash seems to be practically useless, constantly freezing or having audio/video sync issues. I was able to watch yesterdays show after downloading it in a lower resolution, but watching in the browser came with constant issues. I tried other sites (CBS, Youtube) Am I missing something or is this the normal Flash/Android expierience? If so, gotta say I’m dissapointed.

As always, love the show!

Jimmy, Roseville Ca.

Sent from my NOOKcolor

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Hi Guys,
I have followed your commentary on Locationgate with interest, and agree with Molly wholeheartedly.
But viewing this from a different perspective, after BT’s comment on OJ., can you imagine now if someone really WANTS to commit a crime, all they need to do before donning their skimask is leave their iphone on the other side of town for the duration of the crime.
Watertight i-alibi.
Love the show.

Zululeppard

Sent from my iPad

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Dear buzz crew,
In regards bourbon and Kentucky. Real Bourbon only comes from bourbon county Kentucky like real champagne only comes from champagne France. Other wise it is just whiskey.
BTW I hate hummus so I guess ill have to sell my macbook.
Daniel northern Kentucky.

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Email to Stephen this morning from Friendster

Dear Stephen,

We are introducing a new and improved Friendster site in the coming weeks. As part of this change, we will remove a number of social networking functions in Friendster. This includes your existing account profile, photos, messages, blogs, and shoutouts. However, your list of friends will be preserved, along with your basic profile information.

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