Buzz Out Loud 1501: Is Timberlake bringing Myspace back? (Podcast)

Myspace has been sold to Specific Media for a whopping $35 million & Justin Timberlake is reported to be one of the investors. Can Justin bring the sexy back to Myspace? Google's Google Plus social media site opens & closes the invites within 1 day & Antuan Goodwin might be to blame. And Donald Bell joins us to give his two cents on the HP TouchPad. It's show 1501... Join us tomorrow as we go back in time for show 1500!

Myspace has been sold to Specific Media for a whopping $35 million & Justin Timberlake is reported to be one of the investors. Can Justin bring the sexy back to Myspace? Google's Google Plus social media site opens & closes the invites within 1 day & Antuan Goodwin might be to blame. And Donald Bell joins us to give his two cents on the HP TouchPad. It's show 1501... Join us tomorrow as we go back in time for show 1500!

Podcast




Subscribe: iTunes (MP3)iTunes (320x180)iTunes (640x360)RSS (MP3)RSS (320x180)RSS (640x360)

EPISODE 1501

NEWS

Exclusive: Myspace to Be Sold to Specific Media for $35 Million
http://allthingsd.com/20110629/exclusive-myspace-to-be-sold-to-specific-media-at-35-million/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-20075451-2/myspace-sells-to-specific-media-for-$35-million/?tag=topStories2

Justin Timberlake an investor in MySpace buy
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20075532-93/justin-timberlake-an-investor-in-myspace-buy/

Google opens up, then closes Google+ invites due to "insane demand"
http://venturebeat.com/2011/06/29/google-opens-up-then-closes-google-plus-invites/

Amazon: associates program in California to be terminated
http://thenextweb.com/industry/2011/06/30/amazon-associates-program-terminated-in-california-immediately/
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/06/29/california-passes-amazon-tax-amazon-pulls-plug-on-affiliates/

Buzz Crew,

This is going to cost me a lot of money every month!

Stay aware, stay safe!

-Alex


Alex Haddox

Donald reviews the TouchPad – His two cents on it

New MacBook Airs with OS X Lion, Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge in mid-July
http://9to5mac.com/2011/06/28/new-macbook-airs-with-os-x-lion-thunderbolt-and-sandy-bridge-in-mid-july/

Supply of Apple’s white MacBook severely constrained ahead of Lion debut
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/06/29/supply_of_apples_white_macbook_severely_constrained_ahead_of_lion_debut.html

In US, Smartphones Now Majority of New Cellphone Purchases
http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/?p=28237

Massive botnet ‘indestructible,’ say researchers
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218034/Massive_botnet_indestructible_say_researchers

IBM develops ‘instantaneous’ memory, 100x faster than flash
http://venturebeat.com/2011/06/29/ibm-makes-breakthrough-in-new-kind-of-memory-chip/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20075608-264/ibm-leaps-two-hurdles-for-next-gen-memory/?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks

Happy Ending

Tweet Jesus! Pope starts tweeting on iPad
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20075470-1/tweet-jesus-pope-starts-tweeting-on-ipad/
http://www.news.va/en

VOICEMAIL

Anonymous guy talks about the iPhone 5 and Tongs prediction.

Landon from Nebraska talks about how watching episodes of TV shows early on the internet can hurt the ratings of some shows.

EMAILS

Hey Buzz crew. Wanted to let you know how excited I am do ditch Facebook for Google+. The UI looks great, it’s practically integrated with all pages “”Google”" already which will eliminate the hassle of configuring my account, and they addressed security and privacy which is my biggest issue with Facebook. “”Plus”" how can you go wrong with circles? I am practically muzzled by having my family included in my Facebook friends. Circles is the answers to my prayers.

Oh and by the way, on yesterdays episode 1502, you talked about moving your Facebook friends over to Google+. Here is a little article describing how to export your Facebook friends and import them back into Google+.

How to import your Facebook friends to Google+
http://lifehacker.com/5817003/import-facebook-friends-to-google%252B-by-going-through-yahoo-first

Congratulations on episode 1500 :)


Best wishes,
Jon
http://lifehacker.com/5817003/import-facebook-friends-to-google%252B-by-going-through-yahoo-first

—–

Hey Buzz Crew,

After reading Donald’s review of the HP TouchPad and comparing what we expected to what was actually produced by HP I have com to the conclusion that the company which will give Apple the most tablet competition in the coming years is………wait for it………..Microsoft. Now as Stephen’s laughter subsides and Brian’s hair colour returns hear me out. After seeing brief demos of windows 8 in action I can picture a scenario where enterprise PCs will be running windows 8. The tablet can be integrated as a second screen display and as an external drive. You are working on a project, report etc realise that it is time for your meeting, interview, podcast, you just flick the document you want for the meeting in the direction of the tablet, grab your tablet from the dock and go… with all of the relevant information. Just like in that early scene in Avatar. With enterprise level integration and security, business can justify providing tablets for employees. Once Microsoft is able to do all of the other fun things that people want an their tablets (Netflix, ebooks, Angry Birds etc) along with extras like some kind of kinect integration, then your work Slate by day becomes your personal fun tablet by night. A dual personality device if you will. A home run. Typical microsoft playing the long game. Potential to be the x-box of tablets. Then again this is Microsoft so it could be the Zune of tablets. Or the Kin of tablets. Now I am depressed. Your thoughts? Love the show and by the way Stephen Beacham is the MAN!!!!!!!!!

Andre

—–

http://bol.cnet.com, 800-616-2638 (CNET), buzz@cnet.com

Follow us on Twitter: @mollywood @brian_tong @stephenbeacham

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

Want affordable gadgets for your student?

Everyday finds that will make students' lives easier: chargers, cables, headphones, and even a bona fide gadget or two!