Buzz Out Loud 756: Dicker caught dickering

You know how sometimes the punishment fits the crime? In this case the criminal fits the crime. GoDaddy's VP of domain auctions, appropriately named Dicker, was caught bidding (dickering?) on domains on his own auction site. D'oh!

You know how sometimes the punishment fits the crime? In this case the criminal fits the crime. GoDaddy's VP of domain auctions, appropriately named Dicker, was caught bidding (dickering?) on domains on his own auction site. D'oh! Also, Sony starts offering some creative incentives to get you to buy their TVs: their movies. Hmm.
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Episode 756

Save Windows XP
http://weblog.infoworld.com/save-xp/archives/2008/06/editors_blog_sa.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/30/BUDG11GE33.DTL

Google taps ‘Family Guy’ guy for Web series
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9980226-7.html

A movie on your TV at home, before you can rent it
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/technology/30sony.html

GoDaddy VP caught bidding against customers
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/29/0625249

Tech giants form group to buy patents
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9980343-7.html

Get a ticket, get a free gadget
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9979488-7.html

'Unprecedented pent-up demand' for Apple iPhone 3G, RBC says
http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/6/unprecedented-demand-for-apple-iphone-3g

Princeton University to publish Kindle textbooks
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9979179-7.html

Your online profile actually tells a lot about you
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/30/0043232

Type in a song and make a free music link to share music with friends (Thanks Josh Lowehnson of CBS Interactive's Webware.com)
http://tinysong.com/

Voice Mail

Oscar
Tactic for the radio stations.

Bert
If you want to fix the .ocm issue now, here ya go.

E-mail

Dear Buzzards,

Just listening to Episode 755 was intrigued by the the Dual-display e-
book concept. I think in order to make it a more realistic reading
experience, a finger swipe should only flip the page 50 percent of the
time unless you make use of a moisture sensor which you can activate
by licking your finger prior to swiping. Just trying to add to the
reading experience….infatuated with the show.

Andy the Microbiologist

**********

Hi

In Norway there is no such thing as “Unlimited calls” or “Unlimited
bandwith” unless actually unlimited.

The closest thing is a company called “TalkMore” with the slogan “Call
basically as much as you want”--not exactly how an American company
would have put it--And in plain text it says below “Limited upwards
to 3,000 minutes per month”

Using the name “Unlimited bandwith” the way American companies do, is
actually illegal in Norway and looked upon as false marketing. I agree
with Molly on this; the States has some work to do on this.

Sincerely
Christian Knappskog

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Hey, Buzz Crew,

On Episode 754, you covered the story about British Telecom (BT)
threatening to cut off customers accused of sharing copyrighted material
in a cooperative agreement with BPI.

Just wondering if anyone else found it ironic that you followed this
story with one about Bruce Schnier who (according to his personal blog
at http://www.schneier.com/ ) is the Chief Security Technology Officer
at British Telecom (BT).

I just found it interesting.

Love the show.

Thanks,

Keith Albright
Quakertown, PA

 

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