CNET News Daily Podcast: Top TV manufacturers fight back

The big names in LCD TVs retake the sales rankings after being outdone by budget brands last year.

A year after being surprised by upstart budget brands like Vizio and Olevia, the big names in TV have fought back. Samsung showed it too could play their game, and developed its own line of budget model TVs, which have helped it return to dominance in the mid-size LCD market in North America. But what's next for Vizio? CNET home theater expert John Falcone joins us to talk TVs and holiday shopping prices.

Also in Friday's podcast, Apple releases the much needed software update for the iPhone, hackers find their way into one of the computers at CERN used for the Large Hadron Collider project, and Microsoft releases another installment in its Gates and Seinfeld ad campaign.

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Today's stories:

Apple stomps bugs with iPhone 2.1 release

Hackers break into Large Hadron Collider computer

Google buys Korean blog platform TNC

One of alleged T.J. Maxx hackers pleads guilty

Midsize LCD sales: Major names beat Vizio

Seinfeld and Gates hit the road for Vista

Yahoo Open: Finally a real answer to Google

Reading the Apple tea leaves: Cheaper MacBooks coming?

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.


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