Buzz Out Loud 1504: "Awesome" is dead. (Podcast)

Today we listened in on Mark Zuckerberg's awesome announcement which we found to be not so awesome. Skype is being integrated into Facebook but I think we are more excited about Spotify finally coming to the U.S! Apple Passes RIM In U.S. Smartphone Market Share and Microsoft wants Samsung to pay a smartphone fee of about $15 for every phone it makes. Yikes! And Japan Discovers Rare Minerals in the Pacific Seabed. All this as well as your calls and emails on today's Buzz Out Loud.

Today we listened in on Mark Zuckerberg's awesome announcement which we found to be not so awesome. Skype is being integrated into Facebook but I think we are more excited about Spotify finally coming to the U.S! Apple Passes RIM In U.S. Smartphone Market Share and Microsoft wants Samsung to pay a smartphone fee of about $15 for every phone it makes. Yikes! And Japan Discovers Rare Minerals in the Pacific Seabed. All this as well as your calls and emails on today's Buzz Out Loud.

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EPISODE 1504

NEWS

FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT URL
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131900996893302
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-20076874-2/facebook-news-event-wednesday-join-us-live/?tag=topStories1

FACEBOOK HIGHLIGHTS

Skype and Facebook – the best of both worlds
http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/features/allfeatures/facebook/

Call Your Friends Right From Facebook
https://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150223135777131

Videocalling signup page is live
https://www.facebook.com/videocalling

Spotify officially announces U.S. launch
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20077211-261/spotify-makes-it-official-announces-us-launch/

Apple Passes RIM In U.S. Smartphone Market Share
http://allthingsd.com/20110705/apple-passes-rim-in-u-s-smartphone-market-share/?p=94624?mod=tweet

Microsoft wants Samsung to pay smartphone license: report
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/06/us-samsung-microsoft-idUSTRE7651DB20110706

WebOS chief: Don’t fret over TouchPad reviews
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20076926-260/webos-chief-dont-fret-over-touchpad-reviews/?tag=TOCmoreStories.0

Report: PlayStation 3 successor launching in 2012
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20076945-17/report-playstation-3-successor-launching-in-2012/?tag=TOCmoreStories.0

EXCLUSIVE: Google to Retire Blogger & Picasa Brands in Google+ Push
http://mashable.com/2011/07/05/google-blogger-picasa-rebranding/

As of July 31st, all Google profiles will be public
http://thenextweb.com/google/2011/07/05/as-of-july-31st-all-google-profiles-will-be-public/

Japan Discovers Rare Minerals in the Pacific Seabed
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388094,00.asp

VOICEMAIL

Matt the Lenux geek in Vegas has a prediction for Google plus via an inside source.

Kieth says they are giving away Galaxy Tabs for free at Taco Bell.

Guy talks about Fitbit and his heart rate monitor.

EMAILS

Hi guys, I've just received the following email from Universal to say my personal data has been stolen.
After I got the email I did a bit of searching to find my information has been offered up for download since 29th June (with plain text passwords).
It is bad enough that Universal has let this happen by why wait six days before suggesting I may want to change my passwords. ARGGHH!!!

Mark
Cheltenham

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