Buzz Out Loud 792: Odin's beard, what a show!

In the news today, eBay is going all fixed-price, Intel is going all Atom, hackers are all over the Chinese Olympics scandal, and U.S. consumers are all over smart phones.

Molly Wood Former 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.
Molly Wood
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In the news today, eBay is going all fixed-price, Intel is going all Atom, hackers are all over the Chinese Olympics scandal, and U.S. consumers are all over smartphones. Plus, we learn a cool new phrase that we're hoping you'll forget you heard so that when we start saying it, you think we're really funny and clever and invented it all on our own.
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Podcast 792

eBay is planning to emphasize fixed-price sales format over its auction model

Intel details new core chip line

Intel plans to deliver Atom chip next month

Cell phone sales down, average price up in the U.S.

FTC bans prerecorded telemarketing drivel

Hacker uncovers Chinese Olympic fraud

Judge lifts gag order against MIT subway hackers, slides published online

RIAA confirms it’s behind the Muxtape shutdown

Computer games industry threat to downloaders: ‘pay up or we’ll sue’


Drew Kentucky
A little Vista rant.

Justin Michigan
Tom is CoffeeMate?


Thought you might enjoy this. I found it in the The Washington Post, but it was a Los Angeles Times article. Warner Music doesn’t make enough money off of Guitar Hero and Rock Band.


Chuck (are there no other Chucks?)

Found this in my morning feeds and thought I would pass it along:


What is OpenClip?
OpenClip is a non-profit, open-source, community-effort project, which promotes a framework for the iPhone that allows users to copy / paste between participating applications.


Molly, Tom & Jason,

I am an avid listener of your awesome podcast. Something I particularly enjoy are the now legendary “Molly Rants”, from which I have derived countless hours of enjoyment over the last couple of years. As a sign of appreciation, I decided to pay tribute to the “Molly Rant” by writing a theme song for it. Feel free to use the Molly Rant Theme Song in any future podcast.

Keep up the good work; you guys rock! And Molly, I look forward to many, many more rants to come!

Alex (yes, the same Alex that wrote the Linux Chaser theme song)

P.S.: I have attached two versions of the theme song; the first one is more upbeat and longer than the second. And in case you wonder, yes, the second version has a shout-out to Wall-E at the end.

I can’t believe Molly Wood bought an iPhone. Seriously, should we be hiding under our desks? This is the scene that went through my mind. Thanks for the iPhone envy and curse you Sprint and your contracts!

sheala, Ga.

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Hey Buzz Crew. Every time you talk about web-only content and can it be successful or which one was first I cringe that you never mention “Sanctuary for All”. This was an 8 episode series sold, yes sold, only on the web. It starred several Stargate SG1 and Atlantis cast members and also had directors and producers from Stargate. It was so successful that the Sci-Fi Network has picked it up and it will begin airing this fall. Does that count for making video on the Web profitable/successful?

--Scott from Tampa

Why are you guys so paranoid about targeted advertising. Anything anonymous is fine with me. Imagine if you would that your TiVo could see your Internet cookies. Would you rather see an ad for the latest Rob Schneider movie, or better yet, based on your recent web activity, it suspects you are planning on taking a cruise and you get ads from cruise companies. What is wrong with that? I win, they win. I might not skip through all the ads. BOL listeners would probably get tons of tech ads, soccer moms would get ads for Mini Vans. You make fun of paranoid people but hey pot, your black.
Mike in NH