CNET News Daily Podcast: Why Sidekick woes hit deaf users hard

CNET News reporter Ina Fried explains why the recent Sidekick outage took a particular toll on the deaf community.

T-Mobile's Sidekick recent outage caused problems for almost all subscribers, but the deaf community got hit particularly hard. CNET News reporter Ina Fried explains why. Plus, Amazon is rolling out same day delivery in select cities, and some Polaroid instant cameras will make a comeback. All this and more on Thursday's CNET News Daily Podcast.


Today's stories:

Reports: Google to launch online bookstore

AT&T to FCC: Rules must apply to Google too

Where the clean-tech jobs are

Amazon offers same-day delivery to select cities

Nokia hit by $832 million loss in third quarter

Deaf users sound off on Sidekick outage

Microsoft: We've recovered most Sidekick data

Polaroid relaunches instant cameras

About the author

Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.


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