Buzz Out Loud 1461: Sony, you're killing us. (Podcast)

Every company can be hacked, but we didn't expect Sony to tell us that an additional 24 millions users and over 12,000 credit cards were acquired. It's not looking good for you guys.Microsoft and RIM are new BFFs in the mobile space and they need each other, plus new iMacs! Just like we predicted.

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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.
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Every company can be hacked, but we didn't expect Sony to tell us that an additional 24 millions users and over 12,000 credit cards were acquired. It's not looking good for you guys.Microsoft and RIM are new BFFs in the mobile space and they need each other, plus new iMacs! Just like we predicted.

Watch this: Ep. 1461: Sony, you're killing us.


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Sony Online loses 12,700 credit card account numbers, 24.5 million accounts compromised

VMware Causes Second Outage While Recovering From First

RIM, Microsoft ally in smartphone wars

Apple refreshes iMacs with faster CPUs, Thunderbolt ports

Target Display Mode missing in action on new iMacs

Carriers crack down on Android tethering apps, rain on our mobile hotspot parade

Quanta receives tablet PC orders from Amazon, say upstream sources

Ownership of TV Sets Falls in U.S.

Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million - $50 Million

Quick Hits

Apple’s White iPhone is not thicker than black version

Mac OS X Lion to Bring iOS-Like Uninstall Process for Mac App Store Apps

AT&T Takes On Groupon With $10 Promotion for Daily Deal Site

all the more reason to use a meta-aggregator

Science News

Boeing Phantom Ray UAS completes first flight

Happy Ending

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back in Terminator 5



With people tweeting results using the #tweettheresults yesterday in Canada’s Federal Election, there is talk that Twitter may have violated the “”Premature Transmission”" law in the Elections Act. This law dates back to 1938 and stops media outlets from broadcasting results until polls nation wide have closed. When this law was passed the average citizen did not have the resources to transmit results on a massive scale like we do today thanks to social networks. Once again the internet breaks the status quo, thanks internet.

Globel and Mail Story

Elections act “Premature Transmission”

Grant the shipper from Montreal


Hey BOLers,

Just thought I would point out that the AT&T bandwidth caps only are in effect for those who can see the bandwidth tool on their accounts.
AT&T has said that the tool is still in beta, so the caps will roll out gradually.

–Kyle from Wisconsin


Hello, mah Buzz Crew bruthas:

Remember your nice little story the other day about police taking the info off your I-Phone?

Here's a lovely example.


V. Respectfully,



So this past weekend while I was out of town, a helicopter crashed in my town, a few blocks away from my house. (Indiana, PA) I have a friend who is a state police officer, so he called to see if I was affected and informed me seconds after it happened. For the next 20 minutes i scoured the web for any news including facebook, the local paper, local radio stations etc. I finally thought to check Twitter and once there, there were pages of people tweeting about the incident with photos and descriptions of the scene. PLUS a link to the local police and fire emergency scanner channel. I had access to live sound and saw images and information almost as it was happening all because of twitter!

This was one of the most amazing things I can remember since the internet was created. I found out news way before anyone from the local news channels probably even knew about the incident. I spent the next hour on the web grabbing photos from fellow tweeters and sending photos to friends and news channels while listening to all of the emergency personnel discussing the event.

This goes hand in hand with the Osama death and this kind of thing has changed the way people gather news. It happens almost instantly with these services and I am so glad I can experience the technology and it’s benefits.



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