Buzz Out Loud 890: Mad Molly Mondays

Yahoo's got a new chief, AT&T is spamming Idol fans and non-Idol fans alike, and the Storm Worm has been cracked. That's all big news, but the biggest news comes from me at the end of the show. Be sure to listen all the way through.

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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Yahoo's got a new chief, AT&T is spamming Idol fans and non-Idol fans alike, and the Storm Worm has been cracked. That's all big news, but the biggest news comes from me at the end of the show. Be sure to listen all the way through.
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Episode 890

Yahoo names new chief executive

AT&T spams 75 million users with ‘Idol’ ad

YouTube now mutes videos with unauthorized copyrighted music

Storm Worm botnet “cracked wide open”

CEA confirms Apple-related exhibits at CES 2010

Psystar: We bought Mac OS fair and square

Internet not really dangerous for kids after all

Supreme Court refuses to hear cable DVR case

History in the making in LA as online ads hit target

Chinese carmaker proves they can drink brown liquor just like Americans: Announce EV they claim gets 250 miles on a charge

GM to launch first U.S. car battery plant for EV’s

3 cups of coffee increases hallucinations

Voice Mail
Jose from Jacksonville: HATE Windows 7!

Ian: CrystalTalk is not new

Welcome back from CES and a belated Happy New Year.

With the new year’s vacation and CES, you have missed some news items worthy of mentioning… I made a small list … very small …
list would be bigger if the Internet wasn’t down most of the last few weeks :)

Psion sues everyone using the term “netbook”

UGO Acquires 1UP… Mass Layoffs… EGM Dead … many good gaming podcasts are gone now :(

3 sea cables cut, I had to live without BOL for the last few weeks of December :(
press release: http://www.orange.com/en_EN/press/press_releases/cp081219en.html

Have a nice, 3 day week :)

Best regards…

Khaled A.



In previous shows you talked about how all of the wires from wall mounted TVs and home theater components would negate the benefit of wall-mounting them. Check out this Switched.com article about flat HDMI cables that you can put on the wall and paint over. I think flat paintable speaker cables have been around for a decade or so. Now all we need are flat power cables that can carry more than 1kW of power and we’ll be set.


Like the show,
Automotive Entertainment and Information Application and Integration Engineer Joe.


Hey Guys-
My friend, who livecasts his life, but does NOT torrent/etc is
getting shut off by Comcast, and has no other way to get Internet
other than 1.5/256 att DSL. Comcast is effectively disconnecting him
from the net…
So it WILL hurt people who don’t just torrent…



Happy Birthday Alex from Romania who just turned 15.

What!!? Alex from Romania was only 14???!!! Now I feel like an underachiever. –Tom


to my dearest buzz crew,


As i was strolling the interwebz i came across this little article via ap. It basically states you live on an island and blog each week about your experiences. i thought to myself as i sip my coffee & baileys out of my cnet mug “hot damn this is the job for me”, but i quickly realized who really wants to sit back on the white sands in the warm sun sipping your fruity cocktail right outside of your own private villia blogging away? yep i do too!



p.s. get those applications in before the deadline feb 22