Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1156: Tweet to the handbag

On today's show, Amazon gets called out on price-fixing, even though Macmillan wants to charge too much for e-books. AT&T redefines "unlimited," and Microsoft is redefining the bar code, Apple got the fake Flash out of its iPad ads, and big news! Jason ha

On today's show, Amazon gets called out on price-fixing, even though Macmillan wants to charge too much for e-books. AT&T redefines "unlimited," and Microsoft is redefining the bar code, Apple got the fake Flash out of its iPad ads, and big news! Jason had his baby, and Molly's coming back to Buzz Out Loud full time as of next week. Yeah, you read that right. Not a punk. See you Wednesday! -- Molly

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EPISODE 1156

Congrats Jason Howell!
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19709_1-10444573-10.html
Amazon Caves To Macmillan's eBook Pricing Demands
http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/31/amazon-caves-to-macmillans-ebook-pricing-demands/
(Molly Rants) Amazon: get out of the e-book pricing business
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31322_3-10438385-256.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-hey-john-sargent-ceo-of-macmillan-books-screw-you-2010-1

Apple excises the false Flash in its iPad promo video
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/30/apple-excises-the-false-flash-in-its-ipad-promo-video/

Other Stories

8.9-inch ExoPC Slate has iPad looks, netbook internals, Windows 7 soul http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/31/8-9-inch-exopc-slate-has-ipad-looks-netbook-internals-windows/

Zune Phone to Debut at MWC, Will Use Nvidia Tegra
http://gizmodo.com/5461215/

Microsoft tries to reinvent the bar code
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10444432-56.html

Foursquare Teams With Bravo TV
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/foursquare-partners-with-bravo-tv/

Southwest Airlines is getting WiFi
http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/it-is-official-wi-fi-is-on-the-way

Kickers and Science

Grammys: Imogen Heap Accepts Award Wearing "Twitter Dress"
http://mashable.com/2010/01/31/grammys-imogen-heap-twitdress/

Colbert starts iPad campaign at the Grammys
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10444898-71.html

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Voicemail

Gonzo’s theory on the iPad microSIM

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Email

Dude,
You guys totally missed why samsung beat out hp in sales last year.
Kinda low tech but so true!
Appliances! Have you looked at refridgerators latley? Samsung has
great reliability and style. I’m lusting after a jet black fridge by
them with dual compressors, led back lights and a computer controlled
quad climate system plus, a touch screen. All this for the low price
of $1100.00
My 13 year old daughter has beat her samsung phone to hell and back
with no problems. A company that can bear the abuse that a 13 year old
compulsive texter can put out, (4000 a month average!) probably knows
how to make a reliable icemaker too.

Been listining for two years,
Love the show (most of the time)

The other Josh from Denver.

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Buzz Crew,

Love the show!

There is a problem to polarized contact lenses (ep. 1155) beyond the cold of Maine. Polarized lenses must be oriented in order to be effective as sunglasses (decreasing sun glare off the ground or other horizontal surfaces), and one lens must be oriented 90° different than that for use in 3-D viewing. Yet contact lenses tend to slip around, losing their orientation.

Possible solution: Magnets? But you’d have to have some electromagnetic field on your eyes, generated by something nearby. Temple implants? I’m not sure it’s sellable.

Keep up the good work!

Scotty
Mechanical Engineer
Cupertino, Ca
Brian Tong
Dear BOL … ?
Dear Bollers?
Dear Bowlers?

Dude..

Okay.

Has a replacement for the JaMoTo name ever been agreed upon?

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