Buzz Out Loud 1467: Angry Chrome Birds (Podcast)

Google keeps the news ball rolling, dropping two new Chromebook laptops and an enterprise-ready Chromebox. Plus, of course, they make Chrome OS official. Oh, and how could we bury the lead? Angry Birds is now available in the Chrome App Store! For free! Plus, it turns out 100,000 Facebook apps were accidentally leaking your data, Apple and Google hit the privacy hot sheet, and a dude jumps out of a helicopter with a rocket pack strapped to his back. We won't spoil the ending for you. --Molly

Google keeps the news ball rolling, dropping two new Chromebook laptops and an enterprise-ready Chromebox. Plus, of course, they make Chrome OS official. Oh, and how could we bury the lead? Angry Birds is now available in the Chrome App Store! For free! Plus, it turns out 100,000 Facebook apps were accidentally leaking your data, Apple and Google hit the privacy hot sheet, and a dude jumps out of a helicopter with a rocket pack strapped to his back. We won't spoil the ending for you. --Molly

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EPISODE 1467

NEWS

Google I/O Day 2 Breakdown

Chrome 160 Million active users – speed improvements
10x 2D and 3D performance
Chrome Web Store available worldwide now
in-app payments chrome apps -
taking only 5% vs Apple’s 30% for in app transactions web apps, not mobile apps
Angry Birds coming to …THE WEB..for Chrome Pla the game offline, caches it for you in Chrome, supports OpenGL, Chrome Exclusive levels!!! OMG! And the Mighty Eagle is available.
ChromeBook all day battery life – 8 second on, always improving
dual core, flash support, better trackpad
Hardware
Samsung 12.1-8hr – built in 3G option – $429 $499 for 3G
Acer 11.6 inch screen 6.5 hr – $349 and up
Samsung Chrome Box – like a MacMini
Chromebooks for business $28 a month
here’s a Web console for IT admins to manage all Chromebooks — add users, manage apps, set group policies. “”Dead simple to manage.”"
Chromebooks for education $20 a month
Chromebooks for everyone!

Google to Launch the Chromebook in June
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20110511/google-uncrates-the-chromebook/

Google To Announce Chrome Laptops-$20/Month
http://blogs.forbes.com/quentinhardy/2011/05/10/google-to-announce-chrome-laptops-20month/

100,000 Facebook Apps Have Been Accidentally Leaking Personal Data For Years
http://gizmodo.com/5800542/100000-facebook-apps-have-been-accidentally-leaking-personal-data-for-years

Senators Grill Apple And Google Over Smartphone Privacy
http://blogs.forbes.com/kashmirhill/2011/05/10/senators-grill-apple-and-google-over-smartphone-privacy/

Apple and Google agree to review DUI app policy
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20061593-248.html

Microsoft stops tracking specific Windows Phones
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20061558-94.html

Anonymous: Group didn’t hack Sony, but members may have
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20061518-260.html

Sony says PlayStation Network restart at least a few days away
http://venturebeat.com/2011/05/10/sony-says-playstation-network-restart-at-least-a-few-days-away/

Google Lobbies Nevada To Allow Self-Driving Cars
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/11/science/11drive.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

US Judge: an IP address is not a person
http://www.techspot.com/news/43664-us-judge-an-ip-address-is-not-a-person.html

Confirmed: Qik will become part of Microsoft, too
http://www.geekwire.com/2011/confirmed-qik-part-microsoft

Gadgets

Death of the iWatch? Next iPod Nano gains a cam, loses its clip?
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/05/death-of-the-iw.php

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch (First Take): The iPad 2 of Honeycomb tablets
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20061516-251.html

Happy Ending

JetMan’ pulls off Grand Canyon flight -- quietly
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42977241/ns/us_news-life/

VOICEMAIL

007 Apple TV could learn from Google TV

EMAILS

Hey Molly,

You implied in the show on Tuesday that the Expendables bit torrent lawsuit was the result of a desperate money grab because of poor box office results. Well actually, the film was a financial success. It grossed over $100 million domestically and another $175 million at the foreign box office. Hardly a bomb.

Love the show,
Luke in Seattle

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Hey gang,

As a father of a 10 year old boy who is on Facebook, I can say that I have zero problems with it. And if Facebook was smart they would embrace their future power users. First off, I sat down with him and explained the internet security when it comes to Facebook. I’ve made sure that all of his settings are as private as possible. And I’ve even gone over this with his friends when they come over since most of his friends’ parents don’t listen to BOL everyday. Secondly, I monitor his Facebook traffic, making sure he knows who he is accepting friend requests from and ensuring there is no crap going on (ie Bullying). Some people disagree with the fact that I have his gmail account added to my iPhone mail to monitor his account. I think of it like a learner’s permit: Once he learns of to drive the superhighway, I will stop monitoring but until then I don’t think there is anything wrong with it.

Why do I let him use it? It is the best way for him to share photos and videos with his friends and family accross the country. He also has some friends on his Moguls race team that he doesn’t see for 6 months of the year. Facebook lets them stay in touch.

Like I said, Facebook should be embracing these underage users since in a few years they will be their main users.

Cheers,
Wayne
Montreal, Canada

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Hey buzz crew,

Microsoft buys skype? Double win for Facebook! Since there were rumours earlier this week about google and Facebook bidding for Skype, the fact that a third party came in and swooped up Skype means that facebook did not have to buy the company, Google did not get it (so facebook is happy) and facebook get to use the services for free now by virtue of their “”big brother”" microsoft. So its good news all round for facebook because they dint have to invest in any servers for a video chat feature and they get the infrastructure for paying nothing! On the other hand, google already has video chat as part of their gtalk offering so I really don’t think they are too bummed about microsoft swooping in and picking up Skype.

Love the show!
Rudy.

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Hey Buzz Crew, it’s Chris from Cleveland.

First of all, I LOVE that Molly sang a bar of Joan Jett in the show…amazing.

Second, I think you had some good thoughts on the possibilities with the Kinect/XBox/etc. but I think what might make this a killer addition to Enterprise versions of Windows is the interoperability with Windows Phone 7 stuff and integrate the Kinect as an Enterprise tool for business conferencing. This could overnight put them in a position to build into the teleconferencing industry, where they could make some noise (If I were at Cisco right now,I would be sweating bullets). As someone who has had numerous bad experiences with the current rash of teleconferencing systems, a solution like a PC-connected Kinect or other easy-to-set-up system would be VERY attractive and could make waves. After all, Redmond is pretty enterprise oriented, so this seems like a natural fit. Just my thoughts, thanks

Love the show.


Vaya Con Dios
~Chris R~

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