Buzz Out Loud 1566: It's not so hard to say goodbye to Flash...on Mobile (Podcast)

Adobe puts their support behind HTML 5 and ends further development of Flash on mobile browsers. Somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling. Warner Bros. takes down files they never even saw, which makes us feel great about the future of the Stop Piracy Online Act. Plus, a Rotisserie Meatball Passes Between Earth and Moon, and Siri tries to help us get a gift for mom on Christmas.

Adobe puts their support behind HTML 5 and ends further development of Flash on mobile browsers. Somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling. Warner Bros. takes down files they never even saw, which makes us feel great about the future of the Stop Piracy Online Act. Plus, a Rotisserie Meatball Passes Between Earth and Moon, and Siri tries to help us get a gift for mom on Christmas.

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EPISODE 1566

NEWS

Exclusive: Adobe ceases development on mobile browser Flash, refocuses efforts on HTML5

It's not just mobile -- Adobe is abandoning Flash on TVs as well

Why Flash didn't work out on mobile devices

Take that, Adobe! Jobs gets the last laugh on Flash

Barnes and Noble announces their Nook Tablet

Kindle Fire vs. Nook

B&N wants DOJ probe into Microsoft patent tactics

Amazon increases Kindle Fire orders

Warner Bros: we issued takedowns for files we never saw, didn’t own copyright to

RIM’s BBX Phones Won’t Look Like Bold, Will Support BES

iOS Bug Allows Malware to Be Sold in Apple App Store

Voice behind Siri goes public despite warning from Apple

Developer ports Siri to iPhone 3GS

Apple: We Have No Plans To Bring Siri To Older Devices

I See Your Siri and Raise You a Yap: Amazon Quietly Snaps Up Speech-Recognition Startup

Also this week…

Senate to vote Thursday on repeal of Net neutrality

Sprint ordered to hand over internal docs to AT&T

http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/07/republic-wireless-officially-unveils-19month-service-unlimited-everything-no-contracts/

China Telecom Plans to Offer Wireless Service in U.S. in 2012

Here come Google+ Pages for business, at last

So you have 250 Facebook friends, it's likely only two are your close pals

CareerBuilder Releases Annual List of the Most Unusual Excuses for Calling in Sick, According to U.S. Employers

Huge Asteroid Swings Close to Earth
Flyby
Nasa Video
Nasa News

VOICEMAIL

Turbo button on Verizon phone

Mark tells us what he uses Siri for…its great!

Siri is not so great for Vincent…

Sandra chimes in with another GPS app…

EMAILS

Hello Buzz Crew,

My name is Brent from Iowa and my wife and I have been trying to determine which tablet to buy. She wants to be able to watch Netflix and Hulu and I want to be able to check email and surf the web. The iPad isn’t exactly an impulse buy and seems a little overkill for what we’re looking for, so I’ve been keeping an eye on the Kindle Fire and the Nook tablet. We both have iPhones for our music so we’re not really too worried about the hard drive space. The major difference between the two so far in my eyes is the streaming capability. Amazon hasn’t unveiled what will be available for streaming besides what they offer alongside their Amazon prime membership. The Nook on the other hand has already announced Netflix and Hulu compatibility. I really like Amazon as a company so I want to like the Fire, especially for $50 cheaper, but if it can’t compete against the Nook in regards to Netflix and Hulu playback then I think they’ve made my decision for me.

What’s your opinion on the topic? Thanks!


Brent L. Garrow II

Amazon-Kindle-Fire-Launch

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Hey BOL-ers

OK, so I just realized why your show can be amazingly awesome and amazingly aggravating at the same time. I’ve been hoping for something like the Jawbone UP for a while now, and now that I hear it from your show first that this product exists, I immediately stormed my way to their website anxiously anticipating to purchase one. One minor problem. The da[RN]mn thing is only operable with iOS devices! Uh…WTF? I mean I get it, iOS has a “majority” of the market, but I don’t see how you can launch a product without any USB or alternative device support immediately, oh, wait Nike+ [insert FAIL].

Sorry, this wasn’t supposed to be a rant, but a question. Since you guys are so AMAZING and have connections that rival the CIA and NSA, is there anything you’ve heard about Jawbone providing Android support or any other device support soon? And moreover, I can’t seem to find any other products like this on the market with the exception of FitBit which is not water-resistant (let alone sweat-resistant).

I absolutely LOVE the show!

Bestest Regards.

Michael Parvaresh

Motoactv-Music-Player

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Hey buzzers,
Why do I even download your podcast anymore?
I wait a whole week, and all you do is crap on Google and praise Apple.
If Apple was always in the cutting edge of technology, I would sort of understand. But is the same freaking crap all the time: Iphone and Ipad.
The Iphone doesn’t even have multi-tasking for fox sake.
Anyway. Would you please be objective and not be such Apple cheerleaders all the time.

Edgar, The Mafia Boss

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