Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1157: Fighting trolls is like fighting ghosts

On the Internet, the only thing harder to fight than frivolous copyright infringement accusations is comment trolls. Nevertheless, we're all going to give it our best shots. In other news, Woz hacks its Prius, the Internet comes up with wishful-thinking r

On the Internet, the only thing harder to fight than frivolous copyright infringement accusations is comment trolls. Nevertheless, we're all going to give it our best shots. In other news, Woz hacks its Prius, the Internet comes up with wishful-thinking rumors to turn the iPad into the thing we all wanted it to be, and we just cannot get excited about the Nexus One on AT&T. Or the JooJoo tablet. --Molly

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Top Stories

Wozniak cites ’scary’ Prius acceleration problem
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10445564-64.html

Apple Rumourpalooza

Rumour mill: New iPad with full OSX and camera on Verizon
http://www.businessinsider.com/verizon-ipad-is-happening-verizon-source-says-2010-2
http://blog.missionrepair.com/2010/02/01/ipad-camera-rumor-becoming-a-reality-we-think-so/
http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/02/01/apple-tablet-os-x-ipad/

Google shows off Chrome OS tablet ideas
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20000034-264.html

And now time for Google tablet rumors. Wonderful
http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/02/01/google-tablet-photos/

Other Stories

AT&T getting its own Nexus One soon
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10444986-266.html

Microsoft investigating Windows 7 batteryissue
http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/160081;_ylt=Au7LX4TsZixx4JlFJ5VGdPB0fNdF
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10445767-56.html

JooJoo tablet may come as early as this month
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20100202/tc_pcworld/joojootabletpcpromisedbyendoffebruary;_ylt=AtejygaFobO.GOqgAPVgkvl0fNdF

Grandma endures wrongful ISP piracysuspension
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10444879-261.html
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/02/dropping-car-analogies-and-finding-common-ground-on-copyright.ars

New reality show coming to PlayStation Network
http://mashable.com/2010/02/01/the-tester-psn/

Engadget turns comments off
http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/02/were-turning-comments-off-for-a-bit/

Kickers and Science

Twitter reduces our grasp on spelling and grammar
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2010/01/31/12686831-cp.html
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/02/student-grammar-failure-capability-or-context.ars

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Voicemail

Max from Fresno on contact lenses for 3D

Anonymous on price fixing

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Hi JaMoTo (glad that I can use that abbreviation again):

I ran across this story on paidContent.org that suggests that Amazon might be the winner in their battle with Macmillan. Basically, the article suggests that because Amazon was losing money on Kindle books, they’ll now stop losing money on Macmillan books (and on books from any other publisher that adopts the agency model). In the end, the prices will naturally go down, but Amazon will no longer be taking a loss on Kindle books. If this is true, then Amazon just lured all of the publishers into a trap.

Still, I don’t buy every argument made in the article. (The author suggests that if e-book prices go up, piracy won’t increase. I disagree with that statement). I seriously think that $9.99 is the sweet spot for new e-books. At prices higher than that, customers will buy the physical copy instead. Only at under $10 does is it appealing to me, at least, to give up my right to loan or sell the book when I’m done with it.

The article presents an interesting theory, and I can’t wait to see how this all turns out.

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-in-amazon-vs.-macmillan-amazon-is-the-winner/

Joe AKA dOgBOi

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Hey Buzz Crew

I’m a big fan of Stanza, I love the ability to share any document no matter what format onto my iPhone, which is perfect for my job. However it looks like Apple has made the devs take away features from the app. An update hit yesterday and all it does is remove the ability to share books from your pc to the iPhone app via USB. This is pretty darn suspicious as Apple just announcement their own iBook platform for the iPad. On the Stanza forums the devs explained that if they don’t remove the feature they risk being booted from the App Store !

Love the show.

Feroze

From London, England

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