Buzz Out Loud 1468: Bad Facebook! No biscuit for you! (Podcast)

Facebook gets busted for actually hiring a PR agency to try to plant anti-Google stories in the press. Wow. What are you guys, like 14? Oh, wait. Kind of, yeah. In other rant bait, an FCC commissioner who blocked any conditions regulating the NBC/Comcast merger got a lobbying gig at Comcast! How ... sleazy. Plus, the sad story of the other Mark Zuckerberg, and I finally finish my Keynote presentation about my spring break to Alaska. --Molly

Facebook gets busted for actually hiring a PR agency to try to plant anti-Google stories in the press. Wow. What are you guys, like 14? Oh, wait. Kind of, yeah. In other rant bait, an FCC commissioner who blocked any conditions regulating the NBC/Comcast merger got a lobbying gig at Comcast! How ... sleazy. Plus, the sad story of the other Mark Zuckerberg, and I finally finish my Keynote presentation about my spring break to Alaska. --Molly

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EPISODE 1468

NEWS

Facebook Busted in Clumsy Smear on Google
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-12/facebook-busted-in-clumsy-smear-attempt-on-google/?cid=topic:mostrecent1#

Google clarifies Chromebook subscriptions, might have just changed the industry
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/11/editorial-google-clarifies-chromebook-subscriptions-might-have/

After approving NBC buyout, FCC Commish becomes Comcast lobbyist
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/after-approving-comcastnbc-deal-fcc-commish-becomes-comcast-lobbyist.ars
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-tech/post/fcc-commissioner-meredith-baker-to-join-comcast-nbc/2011/05/11/AFYfl1rG_blog.html

AT&T defends T-Mobile deal to U.S. Senate
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20061889-94.html

The Surprising Reason Publishers Are Finally Saying Yes to Apple
http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2011/05/11/the-surprising-reason-publishers-are-finally-saying-yes-to-apple/

iFlow Reader developer rages at Apple (Q&A)
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-18438_7-20062030-82.html

Music labels to Google: We’re counting on Apple
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20061811-261.html

Quick Hits

Bing continues to capture more searches
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20062177-93.html

35 percent use mobile apps before getting out of bed
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/051211-35-percent-use-mobile-apps.html

Facebook Shuts Down Mark Zuckerberg's Account
http://www.scribbal.com/2011/05/facebook-shuts-down-mark-zuckerbergs-account/

VOICEMAIL

Joe The Deaf School IT Guy doesn’t think he can trust Molly anymore and he has the clips to prove it

EMAILS

Hey Buzzers / BOLers

Because of the PSN hack, I’ve been trying to go through all my accounts that can be linked to my PSN login or PSN address and change passwords and security questions. When I got to facebook, I found out that they won’t let you change your security question answer. How terrible of a security measure is that? Now that my security answers has been hacked from the PSN network, all of my accounts are at risk until I update passwords and answers, but facebook won’t let you update the answer. Bad facebook! no biscuit!

thought you might like to know,

Dave Stanford

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In The Morning Buzzards,
I emailed you a couple weeks ago explaining how Chrome OS was going to be the even-better Google TV. CHROME BOX! If it has HDMI out and is cheap, you have a full Chrome PC that you can hook up to your TV. What. Up.
-Kevin in Cali

COMPUTER LOVE

I’m 14 and the only nerd in my school and neighborhood. It’s hard growing up when the people you have most things in common with are (I hate to admit) tech journalist/bloggers (from Twitter.) Well, I want to be a tech journalist when I grow up but that is still far off in the distant future. (I look forward to working at cnet w/ you guys.)

I’m concerned about the present and more precisely an upcoming FORMAL in 3 weeks. There’s this girl that I’ve been liking for a year now… but things have not gotten anywhere. She makes me laugh, which is a rare thing, and feel good about myself.

I want to ask her out but don’t know whether I should or how to.

Any advice on the girl or how to grow up being a nerd.

Thanks,
Nick

P.S. can I get a plug for my twitter account. @technacity. thanks, again for everything and keep up the good work.

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Hey Buzz crew!
So about a year ago two of my friends got married and I was a groomsman in their wedding. Back in December he moved from the Northeast to the South for his job she moved down about a month later because she had to finish up school.

Things have not gone well since, he cheated on her in that month he was down there alone and since has been verbally abusive towards her constantly threatening to divorce her and kick her out on her own. Since she doesn’t have a job yet he try to control the money. Complaining that she spent $50 on a rug while he loses $500 at the casino.

She has been asking me what she should do and I don’t feel comfortable giving her advice either way because I don’t want to lose him as a friend (bro code-I was friends with him first).
Love the show!
Michael

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