Buzz Out Loud 1332: Steve Jobs pitches a fit (podcast)
In earnings call news, only Steve Jobs can give an earnings call this much drama: a five-minute rant on how Android isn't open, but even if it was open, it would still fail, like that oh-so-open Microsoft Plays For Sure. (What?) Plus, the executive shakeups continue at Microsoft. --Molly
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.
How awesome that the Google Doodle birthday thing comes to my attention on…my birthday.
So, since you asked. You get the special Google Doodle on the homepage. When you click on the doodle, you go to your Profile page where animated confetti drifts down the screen. As an extra bonus, when you point at the confetti, it bounces off the mouse pointer.
One last unexpected pressie. Yea!
Thanks for letting me know,
Greg in DC
In your entire discussion of the Cablevision/Fox battle you you neglected to mention the fact that the withheld Fox station is a free over-the-air broadcast channel. The “over-the-top” solutions that you discussed extensively are rather unnecessary with an over-the-air station.
I live in Manhattan and purchased a small RCA HD antenna which works very well in receiving over-the-air broadcasts. I connected it to my TiVo in conjunction with my Verizon FIOS subscribed package. If Verizon ever blacks out an over-the-air channel I can just switch to the broadcast version of the channel and keep watching and recording.
This Cablevision dispute is occurring in my TV market where Fox resides on the very accessible Channel 5 on the “dial.” Why don’t Cablevision subscribers just get an antenna and watch Channel 5 for free? If it works in a Manhattan high-rise it should work in most places in this market.
New York, NY
I lived in Iraq till a few years back and I wanted to chime in on the 4G situation since it seems to be the hot topic nowadays, WiMax is fully established in Baghdad for the past year or so and it’s fairly cheap, you can get unlimited bandwidth for around 80 bucks a month or you can “buy bandwidth” through prepaid recharge cards without subscription. A lot of people are using it as their primary internet service through MiFi-like devices, keep in mind that this happened in a country where they used GPRS and WAP two years ago and they skipped EDGE and 3G all-together.
On the other end of the spectrum I’m stuck watching BOL on an agonizing 512 Kb (that’s right, half a meg) ADSL line in a close-by country because that’s the best the ISPs can provide if you were lucky to get it (and that’s how much I love you guys!!)…
Keep the buzz coming this way,
Al the Iraqi doctor