Buzz Out Loud 1460: Twitter breaks the Osama Bin Laden news! (Podcast)

Twitter shines in another moment for citizen journalism and the internet. And then there's that guy who live-tweeted the whole raid, without knowing about it. Sony officially apologizes for the PSN outage and they're giving back to the users, but is it enough? And we "Like" what the BOL Menu is serving.

Twitter shines in another moment for citizen journalism and the internet. And then there's that guy who live-tweeted the whole raid, without knowing about it. Sony officially apologizes for the PSN outage and they're giving back to the users, but is it enough? And we "Like" what the BOL Menu is serving.

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EPISODE 1460

NEWS

First Credible Reports Of Bin Laden's Death Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter
http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/01/news-of-osama-bin-ladens-death-spreads-like-wildfire-on-twitter/

Twitter Just Had Its CNN Moment
http://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-just-had-its-cnn-moment-2011-5?op=1

Here’s the guy who unwittingly live-tweeted the raid on Bin Laden
http://eu.techcrunch.com/2011/05/02/heres-the-guy-who-unwittingly-live-tweeted-the-raid-on-bin-laden/
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/02/twitter-user-reports-live-bin-laden-raid-knowing/

Bin Laden death sends Internet traffic soaring
http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/02/technology/osama_bin_laden_internet_traffic/?section=money_latest

Sony Details PlayStation Network Revival, 'Welcome Back' Gift
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/05/playstation-network-comes-back/

Sony executive Kaz Hirai apologizes for PlayStation Network outage
http://venturebeat.com/2011/04/30/psn-outage-apolog/

Sony Finds No Apparent Anonymous Link to PlayStation Attack
http://www.pcworld.com/article/226803/

Long-running TiVo patent battle settled for $500 million
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/05/long-running-dish-tivo-patent-battle-settled-for-500-million.ars

AT&T’s broadband data caps start today
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/atts-broadband-data-caps-start-today.ars

Windows Phone NoDo updates held up yet again?
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/05/windows-phone-nodo-updates-held-up-yet-again.ars

Phil Schiller: White iPhone isn't thicker, don't believe all the junk that you read
http://www.9to5mac.com/64682/phil-schiller-white-iphone-isnt-thicker-dont-believe-all-the-junk-that-you-read/

Quick Hits

EXCLUSIVES
Apple to fix location tracking bug in iOS 4.3.3; due out soon
http://www.bgr.com/2011/05/02/apple-to-fix-location-tracking-bug-in-ios-4-3-3-due-out-soon/

Time Inc., Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20058776-37.html

BlackBerry PlayBook to get Video Chat and Facebook apps in May
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/02/blackberry-playbook-to-get-video-chat-and-facebook-apps-in-may/

Gadgets

BlackBerry 7 OS brings NFC support, voice search
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20058815-85.html

RIM unveils BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20058806-85.htm

VOICEMAIL

The Nook has a battery life you can only dream of

EMAILS

Hi guys!
I just updated my BOL menu from last week. I can't believe that I forgot the waffles AND the Taburrito - shame on me!
But to make it up to you, I already started working on the Business Plan. In the meantime Brian, you are in charge of finding us some cool & stylish location - you know, something with a decent amount of Aloha.
Steven, you start planning a kickass sound & light system as soon as Brian settles on a place (we're going to need this for Computer Love Fridays - I'm just assuming now that we're gonna have those).
Molly, you are the one who actually has to whip up all those delicious meals; so don't waste too much of your precious vacation time on your keynote presentation and start learning the recipes!
Ok, now gknee, I'm putting you in charge of supervising everything and making sure that nobody screws up or gets lazy (especially Brian; please keep an extra eye on him).
Anyway, I really hope you guys will get to work as soon as possible, because time flies by so quickly and I really want to get this restaurant up and running before the Alien Overlords are comming to get us in 2012.

Jerry - CEO BurpOutLoud INC
(Jerry from Austria; alias: grim_reaper)

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Hey Buzz Crew,

On episode 1459 you made a couple throw-away references to the country music demographic, and I thought I’d let you know that we are out here. I’ve listened to about half of your nearly 1500 episodes while driving a tractor on my farm in Nebraska, and I know that there are a number of others who do the same. You can find plenty of tech-savvy farmers if you search the hashtags #agchat and #agnerd, where we’ll argue Android vs iOS and PC vs Mac as vigorously as we do with brands of tractors, pickups, and corn. So don’t worry, Buzz Nation does already extend deep into the country.
I’m writing this from a John Deere that’s steered by a GPS receiver and has the capability to report info back to a computer at home, so our particular farm might not work for Donald’s neo-Amish utopia.
Love the show,
Zach the farmer in Nebraska
@zjhunn
Sent from my Droid X

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Hi Buzz people.

I ride the train to work every day and, on a normal day, about 75% of my fellow commuters are holding a smart phone or some kind of tablet thing. Only one or two of them is reading an actual newspaper. This morning, I saw a totally different picture. At least half of the people on the train were reading a paper paper. I thought I’d be the last person to say, “”Who says the physical newspapaer is dead?”", but today found my self thinking just this. What gives? Sure there was a big news story, so why wasn’t everyone reading the latest on their gadget? Some theories…

– Maybe they think the important news can only be done right by the “”real”" media, not some blogger or mom-n-pop online “”newspaper”"?

– When there’s big news, is there more comfort in holding a tangible artifact than in something that can disappear as soon as you click the Back button? Or, maybe they want to have a physical keepsake of this event?

– Maybe all these people who carry around Internet-connected devices don’t know that they can actually be used for more than email and texting?

Love. The. Show!

Peter on the train in Chicago-ish.

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