Buzz Out Loud 1562: RIM death-watch starts today (Podcast)

On this week's show, a moment of silence for Dennis Ritchie, the father of the C programming language and co-creator of Unix. Another moment of silence for RIM, and the three-day silence of BlackBerry's email servers. Come ON, RIM. Keep it together! Also, Galaxy Nexus announcement coming Oct. 27? And Facebook wants to own your data for serious--like "it's a trade secret now" serious.

On this week's show, a moment of silence for Dennis Ritchie, the father of the C programming language and co-creator of Unix. Another moment of silence for RIM, and the three-day silence of BlackBerry's email servers. Come ON, RIM. Keep it together! Also, Galaxy Nexus announcement coming Oct. 27? And Facebook wants to own your data for serious--like "it's a trade secret now" serious.

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EPISODE 1562

NEWS

Dennis Ritchie, father of C programming language, dies
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20119811-92/dennis-ritchie-father-of-c-programming-language-dies/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie

Mike Lazaridis apologizes for BlackBerry outage: ‘We’ve let many of you down’ (Update: full services restored)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20119851-266/hallelujah-blackberry-service-is-finally-restored/?tag=TOCmoreStories.0
http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/13/rim-founder-apologizes-for-blackberry-outage-weve-let-many-of/

Google gets its Peanut Butter manifesto: We don’t get platforms
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/google-gets-its-peanut-butter-manifesto-we-dont-get-platforms/60554

Meant to be a private memo, but Yegge is “not what you might call an experienced Google+ user”
https://plus.google.com/110981030061712822816/posts

Traffic plunges for Google+ as 60% of users log off
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2046955/Traffic-plunges-Google-60-users-log-off.html

Galaxy Nexus launch delayed due to Jobs’ death
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20117161-85/galaxy-nexus-launch-delayed-due-to-jobs-death/

Rescheduled to Oct. 27?
http://thenextweb.com/google/2011/10/07/samsung-and-google-to-regroup-for-october-27-galaxy-nexus-launch-in-the-uk/

Samsung, Google Delay Nexus Prime, Video Sneaks Out Anyway
http://mashable.com/2011/10/07/samsung-nexus-prime-phone-video/

Should we update this part to iPhone 4S reviews are in…
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20118965-37/new-iphone-4s-winning-rave-reviews/

1M iPhone 4S pre-orders prove naysayers wrong, say analysts
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220689/1M_iPhone_4S_pre_orders_prove_naysayers_wrong_say_analysts

Apple Could Put Movies in the Cloud by the End of 2011
http://mashable.com/2011/10/13/apple-movies-icloud/

Introducing Facebook for iPad http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150311269432131
Facebook Says Some of Your Personal Data Is Its ‘Trade Secrets or Intellectual Property’ http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111011/12190216306/facebook-says-some-your-personal-data-is-its-trade-secrets-intellectual-property.shtml

Netflix cancels Qwikster spinoff
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20117888-261/netflix-cancels-qwikster-spinoff/?ttag=fbw
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/netflix-stock-hits-52-week-low-246209

Help, I’m getting arrested! APP
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20119537-251/help-im-getting-arrested/

Quick Hits

Foursquare turns on Radar for iOS 5 users
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20119373-17/foursquare-turns-on-radar-for-ios-5-users/

U.S. has more mobile subscribers than people, study finds
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20119272-17/u.s-has-more-mobile-subscribers-than-people-study-finds/

Phony Netflix Android app steals account data
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20119498-245/phony-netflix-android-app-steals-account-data/

Privacy alert: Verizon is now monitoring your mobile Web habits
http://blogs.computerworld.com/19089/verizon_mobile_web_privacy

Science

Bird song app identifies feathered friends by tweets
http://www.news.wisc.edu/19882

VOICEMAIL

Apple is copying The Color App
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/230619/20111013/apple-inc-ios-5-features-servers-overwhelming-users-update-upgrade-itunes-error-3200-error-3004-inte.htm

We were incorrect about the price of the Nintendo 3DS

EMAILS

Hello Buzz Crew,

I know Netflix wants the DVD-by-mail business to go away, but it looks like Qwikster died a whole lot faster than anticipated.

The problem for Netflix is that DVD-by-mail is still part of their product offering, and they can’t figure out how to get rid of it while keeping consumers happy. Netflix can’t move everyone to streaming without quality content, but the studios just aren’t going to play ball if Netflix is the only player on the team. They need to form a consortium of content providers – Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Crackle(?) – with the goal of getting competitive streaming rights for all the industry’s players for the content consumers actually want.

Let the services differentiate themselves on advertising vs. subscription models, platform availability, mobile, etc. Netflix would be giving up much of their position in the streaming market, but success here would mean tremendous growth for the market as a whole.

LOVE the show!

Jon in Orlando
tpettyrox in Chat

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Hey BOL Bunch,

Just a quick message to let you all know, Monday this week was awful without BOL to listen to. I can’t wait until Thursday. Also, as a long time listener I appreciate your coverage of Apple events and making even a keynote fun. Even though Steve Jobs could do this on his own, we of course couldn’t watch those. If it was not for your entertaining coverage of those events, I would have not have appreciated how awesome he was, his love of the products he brought to us, and all his accomplishments.

Thanks for being awesome yourselves, and you guys could make watching corn grow entertaining.

Sasha

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