Buzz Out Loud 1553: Facebook is now following Twitter (Podcast)

The Buzz Crew feels like Facebook is losing its identity after adding the Subscribe button a day after Smart Lists. You guys really don't have to be like Twitter and Google+. Windows 8 embraces HTML5 in their Metro UI, while Flash takes another punch to the gut. And there's a reason why you don't tell Apple internal secrets. You'll be scared for the rest of your life. Just like Donald.

The Buzz Crew feels like Facebook is losing its identity after adding the Subscribe button a day after Smart Lists. You guys really don't have to be like Twitter and Google+. Windows 8 embraces HTML5 in their Metro UI, while Flash takes another punch to the gut. And there's a reason why you don't tell Apple internal secrets. You'll be scared for the rest of your life. Just like Donald.

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EPISODE 1553

NEWS

Introducing the Subscribe Button
https://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150280039742131

Facebook IPO delayed until late 2012
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/2b842146-dec3-11e0-a228-00144feabdc0.html

New Facebook Integration with Skype 5.4 for Mac OS X Beta
http://blogs.skype.com/en/2011/09/facebook_integration_skype_54_mac.html

Ballmer: 500,000 Downloads of Windows 8 Since Last Night
http://allthingsd.com/20110914/ballmer-500000-downloads-of-windows-8-since-last-night/

Microsoft jettisons Flash with ‘plug-in free’ Windows 8 Metro IE1
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/09/15/microsoft_to_jettison_adobe_flash_with_plug_in_free_browsing_in_windows_8_metro_ie10.html

Netflix Cuts Its Guidance by One Million Subscribers
http://allthingsd.com/20110915/netflix-cuts-its-guidance-by-1-million-subscribers/

YouTube adds a built-in video editor
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-20106131-2/youtube-adds-a-built-in-video-editor/?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks

Apple IPad Data Was Given to Fleishman, Samsung Witness Says
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-09-15/apple-ipad-data-was-given-to-fleishman-samsung-witness-says.html

Apple bans app that shows ugly side of electronics
http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/14/tech/mobile/apple-bans-app/index.html

Surf the web and fry an egg on this futuristic computer
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/surf-fry-egg-futuristic-computer-230312472.html

Quick Hits

Amazon’s Ad-Supported Kindles to Get Local Deals When Idle
http://techland.time.com/2011/09/15/amazons-ad-supported-kindles-to-get-local-deals-when-idle/

Google Buys 1,000 Patents From IBM, Again
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393022,00.asp

Groupon Back on Track for Its I.P.O.
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/groupon-back-on-track-for-its-i-p-o/

iPhone 5 to pop Oct. 15, says France Telecom chief
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20106622-37/iphone-5-to-pop-oct-15-says-france-telecom-chief/#ixzz1Y2Z0oP2g

VOICEMAIL

Brian in Chicago was in a sprint store

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Crew,

First, bummed about the weekly show, sigh…..

Second, regarding yesterday caller about Sony being late to the game with their walkman because she has a Droid X:

That sounds great for her, but as someone who doesn’t own a smartphone this is exactly what I’m looking for. A wi-fi device that gives me the Android Marketplace and great MP3 player. This is really the first iPod Touch-like Android that’s being released like that and there are tons of people who want it (just look up the positive responses for the Samsung Galaxy Player that is yet to be seen stateside).

As far as the price goes, sure it sounds like a lot, but I’ll be sitting pretty with my $250 spent while the caller paid $199 for their phone, plus $29.99 a month for 24 months on contract for data (totalling ~$920). You enjoy that phone while I use all my apps and music that extra ~$670 paid for.

Love the Show!

– Claymation

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Hey Buzz Crew,

I don't know if you've mentioned this as I'm a few shows behind, but this is the 1st daily deal I've received from Amazon. Not only that, I don't remember ever signing up to receive deals from Amazon. So if Amazon is going to get into the daily deal space and just push our deals to their entire customer base I think Groupon and the other deal services may really be in trouble.

Love the Show
Glenn
Eating Yogurt in Ft. Lauderdale

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Hello Buzz Crew,

Just a couple of suggestions for the format change. First, as an homage to the soon-to-be extinct daily schedule, you could introduce the new show as “”CNET’s podcast of predetermined length”" as opposed to something more pedestrian as “”hour-long”". Also, budget permitting, it might be a good opportunity to update the show’s logo. (something with a vintage microphone perhaps?)

R/S
Chris

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