Buzz Out Loud 1508: Google + is now 10 million strong (Podcast)

Google + is making some changes, but hopefully it's only going to keep the G+ train going: estimates have it at 10 million users and on track for 20 million by this weekend. Yeah, no, really. Plus, Netflix makes a change that makes us sing and pushes you toward either DVDs or streaming, but probably not both. Plus, happy anniversary, Neptune!

Google + is making some changes, but hopefully it's only going to keep the G+ train going: estimates have it at 10 million users and on track for 20 million by this weekend. Yeah, no, really. Plus, Netflix makes a change that makes us sing and pushes you toward either DVDs or streaming, but probably not both. Plus, happy anniversary, Neptune!

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EPISODE 1508

NEWS

Google+ To Pass 10,000,000 Users Tomorrow
https://plus.google.com/117388252776312694644/posts/bGJPTALDkDe

Changes to Google + coming this week
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218303/Google_Changes_coming_to_Google_this_week

Kleiner backed startup Katangos organizes your FB friends into groups for you
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20078651-93/katangos-algorithmic-approach-to-google-circles-problem/

HP shakeup: webOS now led by Stephen DeWitt, Jon Rubinstein in charge of 'product innovation'
http://thisismynext.com/2011/07/11/hp-shakeup-webos-led-stephen-dewitt-jon-rubinstein-charge-product-innovation/

Netflix unveils shakeup in plan pricing
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20078765-17/netflix-unveils-shakeup-in-plan-pricing/?tag=cnetRiver

Foursquare Partners Up
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304584404576440370377577198.html

Why Did Anonymous Hack Booz Allen Hamilton, Release 90K U.S. Military E-mails?
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/178235/20110711/anonymous-hack-booz-allen-release-90k-u-s-military-emails-antisec-nasa-the-department-of-justice-irc.htm

Anonymous Leaks 90,000 Military Email Accounts in Latest #AntiSec Attack
http://gizmodo.com/5820049

U.S. government: we can force you to decrypt that laptop
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20078312-281/doj-we-can-force-you-to-decrypt-that-laptop/

Pew: 25 Percent Prefer Smartphones To PC For Internet Access
http://searchengineland.com/pew-25-percent-prefer-smartphones-to-pc-for-internet-access-85125

Ballmer mocks Mac sales while touting Microsoft's products
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2011/07/11/ballmer-mocks-mac-sales-while-touting-microsofts-products/

Quick Hits

New Mac Pros and MacBook Airs to launch this week with OS X Lion
http://9to5mac.com/2011/07/11/new-mac-pros-and-macbook-airs-to-launch-this-week-with-os-x-lion/

Cisco Said to Be Cutting as Many as 10,000 Jobs
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-11/cisco-may-cut-about-5-000-jobs-in-august-gleacher-analyst-says.html

LinkedIn passes Myspace as No. 2 U.S. social network
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/07/11/linkedin.myspace/index.html?hpt=te_bn1

TiVo iPhone app works with TiVo HD, Series 3 DVRs
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20078730-1/tivo-iphone-app-works-with-tivo-hd-series-3-dvrs/?tag=river

Science News

Happy Anniversary, Neptune! After 165 Years, The Most Distant Planet is Back Where We Found It
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-07/happy-anniversary-neptune-after-165-years-most-distant-planet-back-where-we-found-it

EMAILS

Hi BOL-crew.

The paying Spotify customers in Europe gets invites, so they can invite friends without going through Spotify.
I hope this will work when Spotify comes to the U.S market. If it works I´ll be happy to send the three of you one invite each so you can use this fantastic service we have been using for many years :)

Keep up the good work.

Best regards
Robin from Sweden

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Regarding Spotify invites, if the U.S. Spotify will be run like here in Europe, the invites are only needed for the ad-supported free service, anyone can start paying the monthly fee for the paid version. As far as I know the invites are sent by paying customers, so you need at least an initial number of subscribers to get the invites spread around…


Tor from Norway

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Brian, you made me feel less bad about myself. I too have been wanting a dedicated reader and love the size and shape of the new nook, plus all my books are already thought B&N. My problem is that I’m already becoming “that guy” at 18. I have a G2, iPad 1, 15″ MacBook Pro, and a CR-48. The discussion has proven they are not the same device, e-readers and tablets, and that they both have a place. Plus I’m still not as bad as Molly, Sony dash! NO NAME KEEP IT!

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