Buzz Out Loud 765: Thank goodness for robot crabs

I'm so sick of saying the name of that darn phone, but the fact of the matter is, people want to hear about it. So we do one more day about the weekend issues and thank goodness for Microsoft and Yahoo giving us something else to talk about. And robot cr

I'm so sick of saying the name of that darn phone, but the fact of the matter is, people want to hear about it. So we do one more day about the weekend issues and thank goodness for Microsoft and Yahoo giving us something else to talk about. And robot crabs. Thank goodness for robot crabs.
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Episode 765

Yahoo rejects joint-bid for search business by Icahn and Microsoft
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-9989870-93.html

Microsoft' Latest Offer Detailed; Major Shareholder Legg Mason (Still) Unimpressed
http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-microsoft-latest-offer-detailed-legg-mason-unimpressed/
http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/13/1217220

Steve Wozniak out of line at iPhone store?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-9989823-93.html

Apple: One million iPhones sold, 10 million App Store downloads in first weekend
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9990149-2.html

Apple 2.0 Piper Jaffray analyzes first weekend iPhone sales «
http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/07/14/apple-sells-425000-iphone-3gs-in-three-days/

3G iPhone’s mediocre battery life still beats rivals
http://www.pcworld.com/article/148348/3g_iphones_mediocre_battery_life_still_beats_rivals.html

Did Apple set developers up for failure?
http://www.tuaw.com/2008/07/14/did-apple-set-developers-up-for-failure/

Tired of iPhone news? - This one's for you
http://www.willitblend.com/videos.aspx?type=unsafe&video=iphone3g

Tesla Roadsters now rolling off production line
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9990153-54.html

Smart parking spaces in San Francisco
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/13/0141252

Homer Simpson and the Kimya Botnet
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/12/1157244

Robot crabs coming to an office near you
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9990135-1.html

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Tom, Molly, and Jason,

Recently Comcast sent out a letter saying they will be dropping 7 analog channels on July 15 from their "Extended Basic" package and only offering these channels in their digital packages. The minimum digital package is their "Digital Started" package which cost an additional $3.95 a month plus the cost of a converter box for each device. Some of the channels they are dropping like MSNBC are already offered as a digital channel. Even though Comcast is offering fewer channels in their "Extended Basic" package they are not reducing the cost of this package. Most people in my area have several analog TV's and VCR's directly connected to cable without a converter box.

Love the show,

RJ

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My staff and I listen to your podcast every day and enjoy the light-hearted approach to the tech news.
I/we have one major bug bear though.

Why is it that you predominantly discuss Apple products and Google services over all else. Don't get me wrong, they have to be represented, but guys, all your show sounds like these days is an advertisement for Apple and Google.
If your show is paid for, or sponsored by the above then fair enough. As your intro suggests, you are not. So please guys, try to keep a balanced overview of the tech news, as we are sick to the back teeth of hearing APPLE, they are not THAT good and as far as I know, still a minority in the global user market.

Apart from that, we enjoy the show.. keep up the good work.

Keith Fielding

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Hi, Buzz Crew,
I was listening to Friday’s episode where Tom was trying to think of a business model where a small number of people pay while others get by for free. I have the perfect example. Craigslist. A small number of users pay to post job ads in select markets while everyone else can use the service for free.

On a different note, I might be old fashioned, but I really like the security of having a disc even though I transfer (my legally purchased) media to my computer/ipod. Having had two backup external hard drives fail in the last several months, I was very glad that I had a box in my closet full of old DVDs and CDs. I will probably continue to keep them around, at least until we have full cloud computing.

Love the show, keep up the good work!

-Jonathan in Philadelphia

PS: It was great having Veronica on the show again!

PPS: Natalie is great, too! Bring her back more!

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Hey, guys!

Just wanted to thank Evan from Washington, D.C. He saved our marriage! My wife and I got into a big fight when she couldn’t connect to the Internet. Listening to episode 762, and in particular, Evan’s email. I shutdown ZoneAlarm and connected to the net. Voila! It worked! Thanks, Evan. And thanks, BOL!

Tolerate the show.

David

 

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