Buzz Out Loud 1545: Netflix isn't seeing Starz anymore (Podcast)

Just in time to force us all to streaming plans, Netflix announces that its content streaming deal with Starz has fallen apart. Eek. But at least they protected us from the tiered pricing Starz wanted in addition to $300 million per year. AT&T prepares its pro-merger death ray, Dominos announces plans for a pizza delivery joint on the moon (seriously), your responses to our decision to go weekly, and Pastor Luke mans up on Computer Love.

Just in time to force us all to streaming plans, Netflix announces that its content streaming deal with Starz has fallen apart. Eek. But at least they protected us from the tiered pricing Starz wanted in addition to $300 million per year. AT&T prepares its pro-merger death ray, Dominos announces plans for a pizza delivery joint on the moon (seriously), your responses to our decision to go weekly, and Pastor Luke mans up on Computer Love.

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EPISODE 1545

NEWS

Netflix loses a ton of content in 2012 as Starz ends renewal talks
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/09/01/netflix-just-lost-a-ton-of-content-as-starz-ends-contract/
http://www.businessinsider.com/reed-hastings-heres-why-netflix-let-starz-walk-away-2011-9?op=1
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/09/netflix-offered-300-million-plus-but-starz-wanted-higher-prices.html

AT&T prepares concessions to save T-Mobile deal
http://venturebeat.com/2011/09/02/att-save-t-mobile-deal/
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/02/us-att-tmobile-idUSTRE78102D20110902

Sprint: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Would Destroy Jobs, Here's A Study To Prove It
http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/01/sprint-attt-mobile-merger-would-destroy-jobs-heres-a-study-to-prove-it/

T-Mobile users rejoice at Justice Dept. blocking AT&T merger
http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/01/tech/mobile/t-mobile-users-rejoice/index.html?hpt=te_r1

Apple quietly puts Final Cut Studio back on sale
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20100703-248/apple-quietly-puts-final-cut-studio-back-on-sale/

Brian Green BOL ID
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I5U4xrTcwQ

Jeffrey Bennet was the time to make the donuts guy from yesterday. Thanks Jeffrey!

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet gets $150 price cut
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20100529-64/blackberry-playbook-tablet-gets-$150-price-cut/?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks

Samsung says “no” to Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note in U.S.
http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-says-no-to-galaxy-tab-7-7-and-galaxy-note-in-the-us-02176557/

Oprah to Appear Live on Facebook, Invites Your Questions
http://mashable.com/2011/09/02/oprah-on-facebook-live/

Domino’s plans to open shop on the moon
http://www.tgdaily.com/space-brief/58248-dominos-plans-to-open-shop-on-the-moon

Quick Hits

Suspects in iPhone prototype case plead not guilty
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20100464-37/suspects-in-iphone-prototype-case-plead-not-guilty/

Apple Responds to The Most Phenomenal Fake Apple Store in China
http://micgadget.com/15221/apple-responds-to-the-most-phenomenal-fake-apple-store-in-china/

Scotland Yard Arrests LulzSec Hacker ‘Kayla’
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/02/uk-police-arrest-lulzsec-hacker-kayla/

Facebook quietly launches Like button for Google Chrome
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-quietly-launches-like-button-for-google-chrome/3199?tag=content;selector-blogs

Stephens Video Pick of the Week
From The Geek Mom and Geek Daughter

VOICEMAIL

Clayton Dorris says that the new BOL Weekly Show Better Be Amazing!

Caller says -1 to BOL. We are the Ginger Bread to his Droid X

Mexican Dude talks about changes to BOL. He still loves us

EMAILS

I thought I'd write in and say I totally understand why BOL is going weekly, what with August being such a slow month in tech news and all. It must have been so hard coming up with stuff to talk about!

Naw, but seriously, I hope you guys find much success in your new shows and other endeavors! I will miss listening to you at work every day though.

Cheers!
-Caleb Cornelius
Corvallis, OR

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A little part of me died yesterday when I heard the news.

I’ve been a quiet listener to every single show since BV (before Veronica.) I actually look forward to my commute home, because your podcast keeps me sane while keeping me up to date on tech news and entertaining commentary. While I want to stay on top of the day’s tech news, I don’t have time to read every news story that comes across the RSS. Your podcast provided me with the most pertinent stories in the perfect amount of time.

Thanks for the years of entertainment and news. I’m looking forward to hearing what’s next.

Bob McClenahan
Napa Valley

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Good luck guys with your new endeavors. I have been listing to BOL since year one of the show. I have not missed an episode since Belmont left the show. It is very depressing to hear a show you like go off the air. If y’all had made it possible to pay for the show I would have. Again good luck; of course we all will still listen to whatever content you guys make, but you know it is not the same.

Love you guys

Andrew B. From Tallahassee, Fl.

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Hey BOL crew!

Looking forward to the new changes, a weekly show could be quite awesome, and everybody doing more shows is definitely a great thing (I really miss Gadgettes, almost as much as Molly).

Keep making me laugh while keeping me informed! (it’s really not that hard)

–Patrick Casey
London, Canada

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Dearest Buzz Crew,

Without question, I’m saddened that Buzz Out Loud will be transformed to a weekly show.

It’s the small things I’ll miss. Feedback won’t loop, loop, loop. Donald Bell won’t be there randomly to share his neo-Amish advice for the coming techpocalypse. My Chicken and Gaga bunker will go empty. When I hear some cool science news, I won’t be prepared for it. HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN SKYNET IS ABOUT TO TAKE OVER?

But I’m very happy for you all. I know you’ll still be there – delivering the news and analysis we all love. I just hope you don’t lose a bit of the ridiculousness that makes Buzz Out Loud so much fun. I know the quality of the show will improve, and the time you would normally spend on BOL will let you make even more awesome CNET programming. Molly, I’m even more excited for your new show – whatever it will be – than you are.

I speak for all of Buzz Nation when I say that we are all a part of this showmance, and I am grateful that it will all continue, unabated. Keep up the great work.

Jon in Orlando
tpettyrox in the Chat

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I am super excited to see all the new stuff coming up! However I have to admit I am a little sad. Actually, VERY sad! BOL is my favorite time of the day. I work from home and NEVER miss the live stream. BOL is the ONLY show I watch! Seriously! Have no clue what’s on TV. But I never miss my BOL. Love that you guys have been a part of my every day. Now I will look forward to seeing you guys once a week! Very happy for all the new and great stuff you have coming up. Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you guys put together daily. I plan to stick around no matter what schedule changes you make!

Love you guys!,

-Ed Bondanza
Ventura, CA

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COMPUTER LOVE

From Jim in Vegas
What’s up buzzers, well school has just started and I’m getting out of summer mode by going out with this girl whom I’ve had a texting and Facebook relationship for the last 2 years. The thing is, is that she gos to a different school than me and at my young and adventurous age of 16 I don’t know if not being able to see her that much is something I can handle. Not to mention the fact that with neither one of us at the same school can we really trust each other?
Asking for your guys’ opinion, Jimmy.

Sent from my HTC

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Hey Buzz Crew,
I thought moving back to New York City would have helped my chances of finding someone. I mean, the odds of finding a fellow geek and gamer has to be better than one in eight million, right? No luck so far though. Perhaps I’ve just been in the wrong places… [see attached picture]
Love the show guys,
Have kidding,
ddawg/Derrick
Baja Fresh

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Dear Buzzers:

I’ve had an online relationship with a girl the last few years. Let’s call her Bol (odd name, I know). Initially, I heard from her occasionally, a few times a week, but as time moved on it came to a point that I’d hear from here almost every day. Although she changed over the years, and the length of our contact seemed to be indeterminate I always knew I could count on her to be informative, silly and ranty and give me everything I need. Today, out of the blue she told me she wants to back off on contact and I’d only hear from her once a week. I have to say it hurts, it feels like she wasn’t taking this relationship as seriously as I was. But there were signs, my first indication should’ve been that she didn’t want to spend holidays with me. I’m not just talking Christmas and Thanksgiving, she needed space on holidays like Labour Day, Columbus Day and Arbor Day.

I’m so depressed, Perhaps I’ll sit in my corner with some TNT and hope I don’t blow up….

Seriously, good luck with your new format. I know it will be great!


Sean from NYC

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Lukes Video Voice Mail to Molly asking her out on a Pete’s coffee date

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