Buzz Out Loud 1466: Google and the nine OS strategy, and Microsoft buys Skype (Podcast)

Huge news day today, with Google's I/O presentation packing about a day's worth of news into a single hourlong presentation--and this is just the first day. We wonder whether Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Chrome OS can exist in the same world, and whether the music labels will ever again get a seat at the table. Plus, why Microsoft bought Skype, cellphones getting disaster notification texts, and the New Yorker comes to the iPad. --Molly

Huge news day today, with Google's I/O presentation packing about a day's worth of news into a single hourlong presentation--and this is just the first day. We wonder whether Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Chrome OS can exist in the same world, and whether the music labels will ever again get a seat at the table. Plus, why Microsoft bought Skype, cellphones getting disaster notification texts, and the New Yorker comes to the iPad. --Molly

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EPISODE 1466

NEWS

Google I/O: Top takeaways and reality checks
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/google-io-top-takeaways-and-reality-checks/48546

Google Music Beta Launching At Google I/O 2011
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/10/google-music-beta-streaming-launching-google-io-2011_n_859849.html

Highlights

100 Million users activated worldwide – 4.5 billion app installs

Honeycomb 3.1

Ice Cream sandwich
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/10/google-ice-cream-sandwich-logo_n_860007.html

Android Market
http://www.starkinsider.com/2011/05/google-upgrades-honeycomb-enters-movie-rental-business.html

Music beta by Google
http://music.google.com/about/

Music by Google Beta is LIVE
http://music.google.com/about/

Android Open Accesory
http://www.bgr.com/2011/05/10/google-announces-android-open

Android@Home Application Framework

Samsung 10.1 tablets for everyone!

Microsoft to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20061371-17.html
http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/may11/05-10CorpNewsPR.mspx

Skype and Kinect could be Microsoft’s new killer combo
http://www.geekwire.com/2011/reason-microsofts-skype-deal-sense-kinect

Cellphones to get disaster alerts
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2011/05/10/cellphones_to_get_disaster_alerts/

Survey: 7.5M Facebook users below minimum age
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-20061298-238.html

Biggest BitTorrent Downloading Case in U.S. History Targets 23,000 Defendants
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/05/biggest-bittorrent-case/

Do-Not-Track bill introduced in US Senate
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/10/do_not_track_bill_in_senate/

Quick Hits

Senate Mobile Privacy Committee Hearings
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/10/senate-mobile-privacy-hearings-watch_n_859907.html

Conde Nast in deal with Apple to offer digital subscriptions to 7 magazines
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/conde_nast_magazines_deal_with_apple_q62IPGhrXCa256o7TAdIcL

Xbox Spring Update Adds PayPal, Launches May 19
http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/219310/xbox-spring-update-adds-paypal-launches-may-19/

Upgrade offer boosts Firefox 4 share by 30%
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9216559/Upgrade_offer_boosts_Firefox_4_share_by_30_

Google Partners With Sony Pictures, Universal And Warner Brothers For YouTube Movies
http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/09/google-partners-with-sony-pictures-nbc-universal-and-warner-brothers-for-youtube-movies/

Science News

New tech could charge cellphones with your voice
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/05/new-tech-could.php

Happy Ending

The iPad in Your Hand: As Fast as a Supercomputer of Yore
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/the-ipad-in-your-hand-as-fast-as-a-supercomputer-of-yore/

VOICEMAIL

James, Don’t hate the TIVO…

Bill the Admin, from Cleveland…

Aaron from Illinois, Counterstrike can help us all

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Out Loud crew,

I just wanted to make a comment on what Brian had said on the previous show where he said that he could play songs off of Amazon’s Cloud Player but he couldn’t scroll down and see more than like 30 songs. I just wanted to make the suggestion that actually all you have to do within iOS to scroll down is just use two fingers, kind of like the scrolling on the Mac track pad. So if you use two fingers to scroll down, you should find that you are able to scroll down and see the rest of the list of your songs in Amazon’s Cloud player on your iPad. Hopefully you find this useful and share it with others.

Thank You,

Harold

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first off you all are awesome. But I’m surprised you didn’t mention or joke around a little more abput at&ts release of not one but two “4G” phones. On the same day the big ol samsung phone is released the smallest smartphone is being released on at&ts “4G” network. The HP/Palm Veer. The whole phone could probally sit on the Samsung screen without touching the edges, but that new version of WebOS may make this almost as powerful to the samsung. Seeing these 2 phones side by side will be like seeing Penn and Teller side by side. Both good in their own rite and each have their own following. Keep up the good work there. -Josh-

http://www.precentral.net/ATT-infuse-4g-launch-same-days-veer-4-5-inches-vs-2-63-inches

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Hey Buzz Crew,

Lately, when I log into the Netflix website, it’s been nagging me to re-agree to the Terms of Service, so I looked through it to see if anything had changed. Honestly, I couldn’t tell. But, I did come across this gem in their Privacy Policy:

Unfortunately, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and cannot assume liability for improper access to it.”"

http://www.netflix.com/PrivacyPolicy

- See section on Security, third paragraph.

I don’t know if this has always been there, or if it’s a recent revision, but WHAT??? Am I reading this out of context? Is this the new “”solution”" to getting hacked?

Love the show!

- James in Berkeley

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Thanks for the great episode Monday!

BT — I laughed out loud when you suggested responding to, "Listen to me!" with, "I can't help it if my brain is bigger!" Then I realized that people tell me to listen to them nearly every day.

After filling out a new MENSA application, I then recalled some of the valuable lessons from "Computer Love." They seemed to be in conflict with your new suggestion. So I decided to do an experiment on this with my wife as the subject.

Sadly, I was unable to accumulate a statistically significant sample before the subject quit responding. However, preliminary results indicate romance is not well served by the brain-is-bigger response.

My new hypothesis is that, "Of course, Dear" would be a more productive response. I hope I get to try it someday.

Anyway, I thought you might want to know. ?

"LOVE—THE—SHOW"

– Dan Jeffrey

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