Buzz Out Loud 1306: We instantly instantized the Internet (podcast)
Today on Buzz Out Loud, the deadly dashboard of patent pendencies, YouTube's new live-streaming test (which we hope will eventually include CNET!), and Halo: Reach launching at midnight. Plus, could Apple launch an iPad with camera in time for the holidays? Rafe's money is on the line. And a Stanford student gets the best tweet ever.
Molly WoodFormer Executive Editor
Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.
Take care and keep up the great work. Congrats on the new gig, Jason.
Rodney, the Data Center grunt from SC.
I know you don’t get Spotify. I know. And it kinda breaks my heart a little bit because it’s such a great service AND it has Facebook integration, in the best way possible! It doesn’t pollute my FB news feed, but only when I log into Spotify can I see what my friends have listened to and shared, with an optional comment attached. The reason I’m telling you this is Ping. Ping is like… not even an alpha version of the social music network that Spotify is becoming, but just because it’s Apple I fear that it will grow fast enough so that when Spotify finally reaches the US it will no longer have the advantage of being first on the market.
Hm. Ok, conspiracy theory: The reason Spotify is having so much trouble getting the record companies on board is because Apple have been planning Ping for a long time and have therefor used their influence to keep the deals from happening. Or, as we say in Sweden, putting sticks in the wheels. As in… Apple putting sticks in the wheels of Spotify… if it had wheels… nevermind.