Buzz Out Loud 1582: The Dickensian drama of the music services world (Podcast)

On this week's show, BOL special counsel Gil Cabrera joins us to break down the mobile apps privacy protections (meh), the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (unenforceable without Congress), and the "Do Not Track" button (weak). He's kind of a buzz kill. Also, poor little T-Mobile, Microsoft's most unprofessional legal lawyer ever, and Nilay Patel buzz-kills Pinterest, big time. Plus, "Into It/Not Into It" returns!

BOL's Special Counsel Gil Cabrera

BOL's Special Counsel Gil Cabrera joins us to break down the mobile apps privacy protections (meh), the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the "Do Not Track" button. He's kind of a buzz kill. Also, poor little T-Mobile is losing customers, Microsoft's most unprofessional legal lawyer ever writes a great blog post, and Nilay Patel buzzkills Pinterest and Molly is worried big time. Plus, another installment of "Into It/Not Into It" returns!

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EPISODE 1582

NEWS:

-Tech firms agree to privacy protections for mobile apps

-Obama unveils Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

-Web Firms to Adopt 'No Track' Button

-T-Mobile USA Reports Huge Customer Defections, Says It Will Launch LTE in 2013

Bob Loblaw’s Law Block:

-Google: Please Don't Kill Video on the Web (says Microsoft)

-Microsoft-accuses-Google-Motorola-Mobility-of-frand-patent-abuse

-Apple-and-Microsoft-united-by-a-common-enemy

-Pinterest’s uneasy relationship with copyright law: what happens next

-Amazon Yanks 5,000 Kindle Titles In Fight Over Terms

-Google Music not living up to expectations (exclusive)

GADGETS:

-OnLive Desktop Plus adds Flash to your iPad, for $5 a month (hands-on)

-Google to Sell Heads-Up Display Glasses by Year's End

INTO IT NOT INTO IT:

-DARPA plans ‘Avatar’ surrogate robots

-Smart cows’ can text owners when mooood strikes

-3D printing to build robotic dinosaur models

-Now your tongue can secretly operate a computer, wheelchair

-Rewinery uncorks wine delivery app for iPhone

-Beam Brush turns Android into dental coach

-Just for BT. “The Jeremy Lin Word Generator”. Leave it to the internet to create awesome things like this.

EMAILS:

As an Android user, I sympathize with Molly
In reference to Molly’s recent cellphone purchase from episode 1581: [sarcasm] How wonderful it must be for Molly to be caught in the middle of the Apple/Android fanboy war![/sarcasm] Honestly, as a person who switched from the iPhone to an Android HTC Inspire, I sympathize with Molly. I love how smooth and reliable my HTC phone is….9 months later and after two carrier-delayed software updates. People talk of how the iPhone is a year behind in technology, yet it took nearly a year for my bleeding-edge Android phone to become equally reliable. By this time, my carrier had already replaced the Inspire with 7 new Android phones with bleeding-edge features that sort-of work. The Android manufacturers are too eager to push features over fully “”baking”" the technology, and they are spineless to the carriers’ wishes.

As an engineer, I still love my more-capable Android phone over the current iPhone, but my fellow Android users need to accept that Apple’s tightly-controlled and feature-limited management of the iPhone does result in benefits that other people need or desire. Quit apologizing to the Android fanboys, Molly. I think it’s pretty clear that the iPhone is a far better fit for you. It’s not like the Android population is going to collapse with your decision.

(I own an iMac, a Dell laptop, a Mac Mini, an Android phone, an iPod touch, an iPod Nano….I can’t make up my friggin mind either….)


Jim, the Space Engineer, Fremont, CA

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Hey guys,
First I have seen BT wear a tie a few times now. And, after reading Molly’s column about Apple winning and her purchase of a 4S, everything Hitler said has come true. Thought you guys might like to revisit his thoughts.
Fast forward to the 1:45 mark. Craig Happ

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Change the Name Once again I think you should change the name to Apple Out Loud (AOL) :) now that I don’t know any of you are using anything but Apple products.

Sent from my iPhone

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