Buzz Out Loud 809: Best Buy, Napster. What, now?

Don Reisinger joins the cast today for a rousing discussion that goes something like this: "Best Buy bought Napster." "Really?" "Yeah, I know, right? Weird." "Huh. Yeah. Wonder why they did that." "Dunno." It's a great show. You'll love it.

Don Reisinger joins the cast today for a rousing discussion that goes something like this: "Best Buy bought Napster." "Really?" "Yeah, I know, right? Weird." "Huh. Yeah. Wonder why they did that." "Dunno." It's a great show. You'll love it. (No, seriously! Don rants more than I do!)


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EPISODE 809

Best Buy nabs Napster for $121 million
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10041431-93.html
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080915-best-buy-eyes-apple-microsoft-with-napster-purchase.html

In-flight Internet: Web sites, but not phone calls
http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/?p=353

American Airlines flight crews want online porn banned
http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/200838/2026/American-Airlines-flight-crews-want-online-porn-banned

AT&T will 'temporarily reduce' speeds for U-verse customers
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080915-att-will-temporarily-reduce-speeds-for-u-verse-customers.html

Employers admit checking Facebook before hiring
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/151044/employers_admit_checking_facebook_before_hiring.html

Hackers break into Large Hadron Collider computer
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10040525-83.html

Survey: Plans to buy a Mac hit an all-time high
http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/09/15/survey-plans-to-buy-a-mac-hit-an-all-time-high/

iPhone: Big trouble in the App Store (thanks, Philip!)
http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/09/14/iphone-big-trouble-in-the-app-store/

Report: HP trying for ‘end-run’ around Windows
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10040719-92.html

Google search finds seafaring solution
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article4753389.ece

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Dale the physics teacher
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Tom
New Buzz forces name is …

E-MAIL

Greetings, JaMoTo + 1 guest

It’s worth mentioning that games without DRM can be successful, an example is “Sins of a Solar Empire”, a real time strategy game .. in SPAAACE…
The game sold over 500,000 copies, 100,000 via digital downloads. The game disc came with no DRM or copy protection.

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2008/09/05/solar-empire-moves-500-000-units

Let’s hope EA learns Stardock (the publisher of Sins of a Solar Empire).

Best regards…

Khaled A.


Hey JaMoTo! I just was wondering if Adam was willing to release Podcaster as a jailbroken application. I know that I personally have been dying for An application like this ever since I had to stop using mobilecast with the 2.0 update. I don’t really mind jailbreaking my phone, if it means incredibly useful applications like Podcaster or Intelliscreen, which Apple has apparently decided are not okay.
Taylor (from Canada)


Buzzcrew + guest,

My prayers have been answered.

I am a field computer tech so I spend a lot of time traveling from customer to customer. There has been an occasion on two that I forget to sync up my iPhone before I leave for work. So I am left in my car without my newest BOL.

I though how great would it be to have an application that could download some of my favorite podcasts. I was excited when Alex S. had sent in an email about his podcaster, not so excited when I heard Apple rejected it. So I was searching through the free apps on the iTunes store and I noticed this application called FlyCast. I read the description and thought it sounded interesting. I downloaded it and installed it. When you launch the program it gives you several option: city guide, radio with 3G/Wi-Fi, radio on Edge, AccuRadio, and something called On-Demand Audio. I clicked the on demand and then clicked on Technology. Lo and behold, what’s on TOP! Buzz Out Loud! It buffered for a while and then played. It was awesome. One cool feature is that it buffered a couple of minutes of audio in case of network problems. I wanted to pass this along to other listeners. Thanks for a great show!

Love the show,
Phillippe (computer tech from Iowa)


Hi Tom, Molly and Jason,
You have been talking a lot about Spore and how the DRM is terrible, so I thought I would bring this to your attention. According to TorrentFreak, Spore is the most pirated game ever, thanks to DRM! Here is a link to the full story, http://torrentfreak.com/spore-most-pirated-game-ever-thanks-to-drm-080913/

Love the show!


Simon

How do I save Podcaster? A Buzz soldier awaits your orders.

Thermonuclear Tom

 

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