The Buzz Report
Best of Buzz 2011Our best jokes, most stunning graphics, oh, and a bunch of insightful newsy stuff, too. If you're into that kind of thing.
Hey everyone I'm Molly Wood and welcome to the buzz report that show about the tech news that everyone is talking about. This week it it's Christmas. We are on vacation and of course gearing up for CES in January but the year would not be complete without our annual best of the buzz compilation. The cheap shots that dirty jokes and occasionally even the Cogent analysis. Or something like that enjoyed. A new segment that I'm calling. -- Late last week it was discovered that I am not fake Apple stores were operating in the Chinese city of Kunming. And now PC magazine reports that another fake store has been photographed in Chengdu. Now they look exactly like Apple stores even -- into the employee and years -- T -- In fact some employees said they thought they were working at a real Apple Store. -- says that FaceBook needs to be destroyed because it's turning over personal information to the government and spying on which. I -- I mean I guess that's bad but my -- You need FaceBook to find out if that one sick would that one party in order without one -- -- -- And I need to know who got back from high school and what about my scrabble games -- not -- where I get a prospector -- food. Molly you think that's bad November 5 is my birthday. How is anyone going to know -- just -- -- Score one for Apple in the great Apple Amazon -- contest until eleven. A judge in Germany says Samsung can not keep selling the Galaxy Tab ten point one anywhere in Europe. Well except the Netherlands for them and now for a new segment -- the buzz report you are -- -- -- in the UK found that one and fixed and mobile phones were tainted with E. Coli bacteria. Which is typically found in fecal matter -- you have poop on your phone. I get the good news is that five out of six that you are not he'll be paying. Let me break it down for you stop doing your business while using your phone and for God's sake wash your hands. -- best part of all look how easy it is -- all. It is so amazing. Let's -- again -- -- -- -- And a. Ha ha. I'm here electrician on speed dial and -- other even that it's actually pretty awesome. For a thermostat. And in other Apple related news it's time for my favorite segments. Of all -- China. Chinese police shut down -- smuggling operation that was sneaking ipads and iphones across the border from Hong -- How. -- this is the -- park. Allow me to demonstrates. First the smugglers shot a crossbow. From Hong Kong -- Shenzhen -- they have and they've zip line to -- tags with Apple stuff across the border so they wouldn't have to pay import taxes. -- -- And he doesn't see that not even people. -- -- -- I guess I'm on the manage to get -- -- -- -- -- And now for the news FaceBook held a press event this week to announce something awesome. And here -- is a short tutorial on the meaning of exponential growth. It. If you plotted out the amount of stuff that people are sharing. On its growing at this exponential rate. One of our investors always I was hoping that. Humans are really bad understanding accidents over -- you don't potential look at them like this because they just go off the -- you quickly. I'm so you tend to look at them and mountain. What we call log normalized -- bright so that -- on if you look at the Y axis here it's on its skewed it's it's not going up when nearly. -- What I really find amazing though is that Google apparently agreed. To take its wallet feature out of its flagship pure Android phone. That was supposed to get mobile and FC -- off the ground and give us that Japan found mobile phone payment system -- -- -- In its earnings report this week sensitive -- Netflix says it just hates to that its customers that -- on rate hike. Understands that this decision will cost them on YouTube with officer and Netflix is just -- sorry. All well Netflix. Most of you -- and the extra money that Netflix -- in from the height it reached them to global of one. Billion dollars in revenue. During -- single quarter. It was ridiculous. At one point CEO Tim -- that we were selling so fast we think we might accidentally a couple of -- In other news this week I would like to -- Cameron and Tyler -- -- for providing me with -- steady stream of news I can't believe. The -- -- -- as you recall were denied their grudge match against FaceBook. The third time last month. But -- three federal appeals courts telling them they have no case the mockery of millions and the fact that -- settlement is now worth about a hundred million dollars. The -- Abbas plan to take this case all the way to the US Supreme Court. I mean why but. There's a Briton Greg has nothing better to do than indulge a couple of rich white boys -- -- about one good idea about one time and apparently haven't ever have a good one -- And that's it for this week everyone thank you for watching -- see -- next year.