Buzz Out Loud 1539: It's so hard to say goodbye to Steve Jobs (Podcast)

On today's show, Josh Lowensohn joins us to talk about Steve Jobs' departure from Apple, the coming Tim Cook era, and the new org chart. And don't worry, there's other news, too: Google pays $500 million for assisting pill popping in the U.S., GameStop's dirty tricks, CmdrTaco pulls a Steve Jobs, and the best song tribute to Steve Jobs you'll ever hear (listen all the way to the end!).

On today's show, Josh Lowensohn joins us to talk about Steve Jobs' departure from Apple, the coming Tim Cook era, and the new org chart. And don't worry, there's other news, too: Google pays $500 million for assisting pill popping in the U.S., GameStop's dirty tricks, CmdrTaco pulls a Steve Jobs, and the best song tribute to Steve Jobs you'll ever hear (listen all the way to the end!).

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EPISODE 1539

NEWS

Steve Jobs steps down from Apple
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20096895-248/steve-jobs-steps-down-from-apple/

“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come,” Jobs said.

Exclusive: Tim Cook e-mails Apple employees: “Apple is not going to change”
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/08/tim-cook-e-mail-to-apple-employees-apple-is-not-going-to-change.ars

Steve Wozniak: Jobs is the greatest technical leader we’ve ever seen
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20097233-37/wozniak-jobs-greatest-technical-leader-weve-ever-seen/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20&dlvrit=142337

Apple posts new official executive organization chart
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/08/25/apple-posts-new-official-executive-organization-chart/

Steve Jobs’ best quotes
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/08/24/steve-jobss-best-quotes/

NON-JOBS NEWS

Google pays $500 million to settle probe into drug ads
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hr7vmpcMWhex50TcwA0B0wJB32QA?docId=ecc78f4d73d6417fba3762cf0c5595c5

GameStop responds to Deus Ex controversy by pulling it from shelves
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/08/gamestop-responds-to-deus-ex-controversy-removes-game-from-shelves.ars

Ladies love e-readers; guys prefer tablets
http://gigaom.com/2011/08/25/ladies-love-e-readers-guys-prefer-tablets/

Quick Hits

YouTube Refuses "The Godfather" After All
http://allthingsd.com/20110824/youtube-refuses-the-godfather-after-all/?mod=googlenews

Tab injunction upheld for the time being
http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2011/08/german-galaxy-tab-101-injunction-its.html

Samsung Galaxy S II will not be released on Verizon, says WSJ
http://androidos.in/2011/08/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-will-not-be-released-on-verizon/

Facebook Targets Instagram With Photo Filters
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/facebook-targets-instagram-with-photo-filters/

RIM Announces Music Service for BlackBerry Messenger
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2391810,00.asp

New Claims of iPhone 5 Coming to T-Mobile USA
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/24/new-claims-of-iphone-5-coming-to-t-mobile-usa/

Cmdr Taco resigns from Slashdot
http://meta.slashdot.org/story/11/08/25/1245200/Rob-CmdrTaco-Malda-Resigns-From-Slashdot

VOICEMAIL

CBJ from Charlston talks about Steve Jobs

wow…its a slow month for tech news

EMAILS

I'm listening to episode 1538 and your discussion about whether or not the $99 Touchpad affected the market. Regardless of whether the entire consumer market now expects $99 tablets (and obviously they do). I think the more important factor is that approximately 500,000 POTENTIAL BUYERS were just taken off the market. I personally have lusted after an iPad or Galaxy Tab since they came out but can't justify the $4-500 price when I already have an iPhone for my couch and/or mobile surfing needs. Obviously there was pent up demand for tablets at a lower price point, but the entire tablet market just shrank by HALF A MILLION CUSTOMERS! Not to mention all of us who bought Touchpads are now on an island and not in the iOS or Android world (until they port Ice Cream sandwich to the Touchpad) . If google were smart I could see them assisting the dev team trying to port Android because Google is just all about the clicks. What an easy way to pick up 500,000 customers!

Just my thoughts!

As always, Love. The. Show.

Chris from Los Angeles

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Hey Buzz Crew, I just thought I’d put in my two cents on the mobile phone outage due to overuse after the earthquake. I work in DC and immediately following the earthquake I was unable to make any calls from my phone (from Verizon), however, I was capable of making/receiving calls through Google Voice integrated through google chat to let my family know that I was okay. Until Google decides they’re going to stop providing/supporting Voice it will remain my version of a land-line.

Jason from DC

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Just wanted to give a message to Steve Jobs.

Dear Steve…

Your great mind and innovative thought has brought so much joy into this world and has changed lives for i phone lovers like me i just wanted to say….

Thank You…for everything. Your one of the great ones of our time.

Brian aka buzzfan2008 and addmitted i phone 4 addict.

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