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Buzz Out Loud 1201: BOB: Big Ole BOL (podcast)

Alternative "Big Ole" titles include "Big Ole Podcast," "Big Ole Bite of Intel's Giant Robotic Hamster," and so on. In the actual news, the Apple-Google war continues into mobile advertising territory, we debate the relative valuation of Foursquare, and Verizon resorts to shamelessly begging for the iPhone.

Alternative "Big Ole" titles include "Big Ole Podcast," "Big Ole Bite of Intel's Giant Robotic Hamster," and so on. In the actual news, the Apple-Google war continues into mobile advertising territory, we debate the relative valuation of Foursquare, and Verizon resorts to shamelessly begging for the iPhone.

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EPISODE 1201

Top Stories

FTC circling the lawyers on Google-AdMob deal
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20001871-265.html
Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans Thursday, and Google Can't Wait to Tell the FTC
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100406/apple-announces-mobile-ad-plans-on-thursday-and-google-cant-wait-to-tell-the-ftc/

Yahoo considers buying Foursquare for about $100 million
http://www.businessinsider.com/yahoo-considers-buying-foursquare-for-100-million-2010-4
VentureBeat seems to think it’s a rumour ploy to boost investment
http://venturebeat.com/2010/04/06/is-foursquare-checking-into-yahoo-yu-ought-to-know/

Other Stories

Verizon CEO speaks of Apple interest
http://www.techmeme.com/100406/p60#a100406p60
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100406/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_apple_verizon_iphone

Long delay expected for Intel support of USB 3.0
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20001891-64.html

Apple confirms iPad Wi-Fi issues, suggests fixes
http://www.macworld.com/article/150444/2010/04/ipadwifi.html

Digg ‘killing’ the DiggBar, unbanning domains
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20001844-248.html

Sony Update Bricks Playstations
http://games.slashdot.org/story/10/04/07/1221232/Sony-Update-Bricks-Playstations

AOL Plans to Sell or Shutter $850 Million Bebo Acquisition
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/04/aol-sell-shutter-bebo/

Largest Sodium Sulfur Battery Powers a Texas Town
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/04/07/022250/Largest-Sodium-Sulfur-Battery-Powers-a-Texas-Town

Kickers and Science

Videogame Driving Skills Don’t Apply In Real Life
http://games.slashdot.org/story/10/04/07/1240239/Videogame-Driving-Skills-Dont-Apply-In-Real-Life

CNET Showcase, streaming live 6pm Thursday
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Voicemail

James from Irvine on Google hijacking
http://arstechnica.com/telecom/news/2010/04/windstream-in-windstorm-over-dns-redirects.ars

Email

Hey, Buzz Crew.

After listening to episode 1200 in which you discussed the trade-off between freedom and usability in current and future tablet devices, I had a thought; wouldn’t a Windows 7 or Linux-based tablet that ran Boxee sit perfectly between freedom and usability? You would still have the freedom to hack and customize the device if you so desired, but Boxee would give you attractive, easy support for web and local video, not to mention Netflix support and Last.fm scrobbling. What does the Buzz Out Loud Decision Machine think?

Love teh show, continue being awesome.

warhammer300
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What’s shakin’ o Buzz Crew,

I was at a conference over the weekend and one of the companies presenting happened to pick up an iPad to try their presentation on. Which, if you think about it sounds really cool, you could carry it around, draw on it, and use the touch screen in interesting ways. Unfortunately, it was so slow and unusable for doing the presentation itself, that they were constantly apologizing for the speed. I spoke with the presenter later that day and they said there already had returned it as it wasn’t able to do what they needed.

I thought others would find this useful.

Phil the Developer from Boston
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Hi Buzz

After watching Ep. 1200 yesterday. then going back through all 1199 shows through the night. it has come to my attention that there has never once been a story about Giant Robotic Hamsters on BOL. This is shameful!! So i have added a video to get you started on your extreme lack of Giant Robotic Hamsters Content.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohLvfo7Etpg

All the Best
The Grumpy Sys Admin
Chuck