Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1147: Mint-fried Quicken (SarcMark!)

Though Apple has officially announced an announcement, we don't know what it is. So we speculate anyway. Sue us. Will you pay $2 for a new character that indicates sarcasm?

Though Apple has officially announced an announcement, we don't know what it is, so we speculate anyway. Sue us. Will you pay $2 for a new character that indicates sarcasm? Most of us won't, either. We also discuss the meaning of privacy in search engines and Quicken hides it's online service behind Mint, which, oddly, makes Natali hungry.

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EPISODE 1147

Apple officially announces January 27 event
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10436586-37.html

Expect to see iPhone 4, Tablet, and new iLife
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/01/18/apple-tablet-iphone-launch-confirmed-january/

Apple tablet invites went out. Announcement confirmed for 1/27 and Harper Collins may be one of the first content providers?
http://gizmodo.com/5451366/rumor-ebooks-for-apple-tablet-from-harper-collins

Asus tablet has some teeth too, rumor-wise, anyway
http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/01/17/asus-getting-into-the-e-reader-game-in-a-big-way/

Tablet computers will sell in the millions this year claims Deloitte
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7021253/Tablet-computers-will-sell-in-their-millions-this-year-claims-Deloitte.html

Google scraps mobile launch in China because of ongoing tiff
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/19/technology/AP-AS-China-Google.html

Microsoft to erase search records after 6 months
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=abfPep3Wn1Kc
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/187174/bing_data_retention_shift_a_sign_of_privacy_struggle.html

Self publish on Rock Band. Yikes! :)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703626604575011000646263636.html

Our friends at Rev3 very seriously recruiting Conan O’Brien
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-louderback/why-conan-obrien-should-j_b_427527.html

AT&T rolls out unlimited text, voice, and data plans
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10436302-1.html
http://www.billshrink.com/blog/cell-phone-plans-comparison/

Google launches missing person finder for Haitian earthquake victims
http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2010/01/staying-connected-in-post-earthquake.html

Rumor roundup: The when and what of Windows Mobile 7
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/01/rumor-roundup-the-when-and-what-of-windows-mobile-7.ars
http://gizmodo.com/5451916/zune-phone-expected-in-2-months

In Mexico it becomes illegal to Tweet police drunk driver stakeouts
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/19/twitter-users-reveal-poli_n_428140.html

SarcMarc is the new LOL, haha, JK, etc.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10436071-71.html
http://02d9656.netsoljsp.com/SarcMark/modules/user/commonfiles/loadhome.do

VOICE MAIL
Marshall in Montreal talks about app stores

EMAIL
I just listened to Friday’s episode 1145, where you were (somewhat
justifiably) slamming Real Networks. You do realize that Rhapsody is
Real, right? Don’t get me wrong–I’m no fan of Real, nor certainly of
RealPlayer, but I think it’s fair to conclude that Real Networks is
not quite dead yet.

Richard Gunther
Washington, D.C.

***********

Hi BOL team.

I don’t know if this is on your radar, however, I’m sure you’re aware of Intuit’s acquisition of Mint.com. Well, as of Saturday morning, it appears that they flipped the switch, and QuickenOnline is no longer available (easily) from the homepage, you’re instead directed to the Mint.com site.

Unfortunately, with the the change, they did not follow through on their word to introduce functionality from QuickenOnline to Mint. Specifically, you can no longer enter payments or have any kind of recurring bills. For myself and I’m sure countless others, this is a HUGE problem, as we use this functionality to mke sure we pay our bills on time.

If this is the direction that Intuit/Mint is taking, they’re (IMHO) shotting themselves in the foot, by removing the whole POINT of finance software.

Thanks for listening to me vent.

– Mike

 

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