Buzz Out Loud 1465: I left TiVo because TiVo left me (Podcast)

Comcast and TiVo's long-running negotiations (think five years, people) to bring TiVo software to Comcast's set-top boxes is now officially dead. As are TiVo's hopes, as far as we're concerned. Also, CNET may have tipped off Sony to yet another planned attack this weekend, and good news! They stopped it! Bad news: PSN and Qriocity may not be fully operational until May 31. Also, a civil war seems to be brewing over at Anonymous, and you can't pay attention because you have too much brain. --Molly

Comcast and TiVo's long-running negotiations (think five years, people) to bring TiVo software to Comcast's set-top boxes is now officially dead. As are TiVo's hopes, as far as we're concerned. Also, CNET may have tipped off Sony to yet another planned attack this weekend, and good news! They stopped it! Bad news: PSN and Qriocity may not be fully operational until May 31. Also, a civil war seems to be brewing over at Anonymous, and you can't pay attention because you have too much brain. --Molly

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EPISODE 1465

NEWS

Anonymous civil war as AnonOps sites are hacked
http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/5/9/anonymous-civil-war-anonops-sites-are-hacked/

Sony may have headed off planned weekend attack
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20061035-260.html

Sony's PlayStation, Qriocity Services Remain Shut, 'Uncertain' on Restart
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-09/sony-s-playstation-qriocity-services-remain-shut-uncertain-on-restart.html

Comcast Scraps TiVo Set-Top Deal, But Will Open VOD Tap
http://www.multichannel.com/article/467974-Comcast_Scraps_TiVo_Set_Top_Deal_But_Will_Open_VOD_Tap.php

Skirmish shuts down Beijing Apple store
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/05/09/china.apple.iPad.fight/index.html

Apple Brand Value at $153 Billion Overtakes Google for Top Spot
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-09/apple-brand-value-at-153-billion-overtakes-google-for-top-spot.html

HP launches DataPass to sell prepaid 3G data plans, service piggybacks on Sprint’s network
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/09/hp-launches-datapass-to-sell-prepaid-3g-data-plans-service-pigg/

Google to build its own office space
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_18011875

Quick Hits

Amazon Cloud Player Now Works With iOS… Sort Of
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2385061,00.asp

Turn-by-Turn directions, Voice to text, Bing Audio/Vision all coming to WP7 Mango
http://www.wpcentral.com/turn-by-turn-directions-voice-text-bing-audio-vision-all-coming-wp7-mango

Angry Birds developer eyes IPO in 3-4 years: report
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/09/us-angrybirds-idUSTRE7480ET20110509

GrouponLive: An Online Ticketing Deals Marketplace From Groupon, Live Nation
http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/09/grouponlive-an-online-ticketing-deals-marketplace-from-groupon-live-nation/

App Watch: DoubleTwist Lets Android Users Stream Media to Apple TV
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/05/09/doubletwist-lets-android-users-stream-media-to-apple-tv/

Gadgets

Hands-On With Samsung's Mammoth Android Phone, the Infuse 4G
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/05/hands-on-samsung-infuse-4g

Everybody's hot for Samsung's Galaxy S II, hits 3 million pre-orders
http://venturebeat.com/2011/05/09/galaxy-s-2-3m-preorders/

Science News

Easily distracted people may have too much brain
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20453-easily-distracted-people-may-have-too-much-brain.html

Happy Ending

Can Planetary iPad App Make iTunes Fun?

Bin Laden Hideout Recreated In Counter-Strike
http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/05/09/0118226/Bin-Laden-Hideout-Recreated-In-Counter-Strike

EMAILS

Hey BOL crew,

First of all, I really enjoy your show, and have been a listener for two years. But something’s getting on my nerves just a little bit.

It’s statements like “”anonymous came out and said”", and other treatment of this ‘anonymous’ as being an organized group of scary hackers. I’m sure the media love this view of anonymous, but it’s just a sensationalist approach.

A bit of background on ‘anonymous.’ It all started on a certain kind of image board where everybody posted anonymously. The lack of distinction between these people gave the whole community a single ‘personality’, based on the way all these people would post, act and think. That community is what is now known as anonymous.

Sometimes, a lot of these anonymous people agree that a certain group should be ‘punished’ for its actions, or at least have them brought to light (see Scientology). Sometimes, someone posts “”let’s do prank X”", and it catches on. But there’s no membership, no official statements. There are people posting those, but frankly, they’re usually just teenagers who like to think they’re part of some internet-mafia, and referred to rather… unkindly, by many in this community.

(I hope I did a good enough job of explaining it, it took me a lot of looking into it to grasp the concept myself. Views differ, but this seems to be the general consensus.)

There. Some food for thought. Keep up the show!

- Melvin from the Netherlands

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In response to BT from episode 1464 about the D-Box seats I just want to say that my local theater has had these for the past couple years. The first movie released with D-Box formatting was Fast and Furious. Oh and Fast Five was awesome in these seats.

Topher from Monroe, WA

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