Buzz Out Loud 1547: Calm down: Netflix stream limits are just a bug! (They say.) (Podcast)

Carol Bartz is out at Yahoo and the stock is up, which has got to hurt. They're still raking in the cash, but shareholders hate nothing more than a plateau. Plus, Netflix swears that at least this time, its jerk move (restricting users to only one stream at a time) was a total accident, and they're definitely not doing that. Promise. Plus, Groupon's IPO roadshow is off and the IPO itself may be off for good, and the Droid Bionic has finally arrived. Hooray!

Carol Bartz is out at Yahoo and the stock is up, which has got to hurt. They're still raking in the cash, but shareholders hate nothing more than a plateau. Plus, Netflix swears that at least this time, its jerk move (restricting users to only one stream at a time) was a total accident, and they're definitely not doing that. Promise. Plus, Groupon's IPO roadshow is off and the IPO itself may be off for good, and the Droid Bionic has finally arrived. Hooray!

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EPISODE 1547

NEWS

Yahoo’s Bartz out as chief executive
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20102332-93/yahoos-bartz-out-as-chief-executive/?ttag=fbw
http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/06/carol-bartz-fired/

Yahoo shares rise following CEO ouster
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20102571-17/yahoo-shares-rise-following-ceo-ouster/?tag=mncol;posts

Here’s the memo Yahoo’s board sent employees after firing Bartz
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-the-memo-yahoos-board-sent-employees-after-firing-bartz-2011-9?op=1

AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Hearing Set for Sept. 21
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392550,00.asp

Sprint files suit to block AT&T’s T-Mobile merger
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20102055-94/sprint-files-suit-to-block-at-ts-t-mobile-merger/?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks
http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2025

New Netflix Restriction: One Stream Per Customer
http://consumerist.com/2011/09/new-netflix-restriction-one-stream-per-customer.html

Netflix: We're not cracking down on simultaneous streams
http://gigaom.com/video/netflix-simultaneous-streams/

In 93-5 Senate Vote, US Patent Overhaul Comes Closer To Becoming Law
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110906-715496.html

Groupon cancels IPO roadshow, IPO may be off
http://www.itworld.com/software/200761/groupon-ipo-now-or-good
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/groupon-weighs-delay-to-i-p-o/

Google Goes Big With Its Hulu Bid
http://allthingsd.com/20110906/google-goes-big-with-its-hulu-bid/

First image taken with iPhone 5?s 8-megapixel camera possibly uncovered
http://www.bgr.com/2011/09/07/first-image-taken-with-iphone-5s-8-megapixel-camera-possibly-uncovered/

Quick Hits

Motorola Droid Bionic (Verizon Wireless)
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/motorola-droid-bionic-verizon/4505-6452_7-34468463.html

New TiVo Elite Includes Four Tuners, 2TB of Storage
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392527,00.asp

Sony hires former Homeland Security employee as head of network security
http://gamergaia.com/ps3/1852-sony-hires-former-homeland-security-employee-as-head-of-network-security.html

Facebook iOS app gets monster update to 3.5
http://9to5mac.com/2011/09/06/facebook-ios-app-gets-monster-update-to-3-5/

VOICEMAIL

Caller is bailing on Netflix after the new policy

EMAILS

Hi BOL,

I’m switching to the Netflix-streaming-only due to the increased cost. Meanwhile, I saw Netflix is still advertising their Starz Play Service:

Is this Netflix’s “”hope springs eternal”"?

- Burning Chrome Guy
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66524440@N08/6122353582/

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Sorry BOL Crew, been a bit behind and spent the weekend catching up on previous episodes.

Last week you mentioned how the 7" form factor was a boat that just doesn't seem to sail. I beg to differ. The 7" form factor has been sailing at a solid clip for more than a year, it's called the Barnes and Noble Nook. The problem, is who is going to pay four to five hundred dollars for any preloaded 7" tablet (Android or otherwise) when you can root a $250 Nook? This is truer now than ever, with $170 refurbished Nooks available!

It makes me laugh a little how shocked an awed the industry seems to be by the SUDDEN interest in the $99 HP tablet. They didn't know it was all about the price point? Marketing research FAIL! So, the price point for a 10" Android tablet is between three and four hundred dollars… If it doesn't do much more than a netbook, it can't cost much more than a netbook. And a 7" tablet is $250, if it can't do much more than my phone, then it can't cost much more than my phone (people tend to forget their phone is "subsidized"). Why is this so complex for folks like HP and Lenovo to figure out?!?

Walter D.

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When Han talks about doing the Kessel run in less that 12 parsecs, he is actually referring to doing a smugglers run between different planets, flying through Hyper Space in as short a route as possible. As we all know “”Travelling through Hyperspace ain’t like Dustin crops boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a super nova, and that would end your trip real quick wouldn’t it?!?!”" So Han is talking about shaving the travel course close to a sun and cutting distance on the trip, thus making it a quicker trip. Yes a Parsec is distance, but in this case it also relates to time for a trip.

Love the show, Stereo Steve in Calgary

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