On today's show, we follow the Google Chrome announcements live, but we'll have the real wrap-up tomorrow, because wow, did that thing go on and on. In other news today, Julian Assange is arrested but Wikileaks soldiers on; unsurprisingly, the DecorMyEyes guy turns out to be a bona fide sociopath; and whatever you do, do not buy anyone an iPhone or iPad for Christmas--just give them an IOU. Trust Shaw Wu on this one. Plus: Koreaceratops! --Molly
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Google Chrome event, live now!
Google’s Rubin shows off unannounced Android tablet
Google Exec: Android is Profitable
Julian Assange arrested in London
Facebook’s not shutting down Wikileaks (yet?)
Online Retailer Charged with Fraud, Threats
Report: iPad 2 to ship next February 2011?
Verizon may pay Apple to keep iPhone away from T-Mobile, Sprint
Undercut by Microsoft, Russia Drops Piracy Case
Amazon to demo Kindle for the Web on Tuesday
Samsung Sells One Million Galaxy Tabs
Pandora has a change of heart; no Windows Phone 7 app planned
iTunes sending out free movie rentals
Playstation Phone controls spotted lurking in the Android Gingerbread SDK
Rouge Satellite Shuts Down U.S. Weather Services
Scientists Discover ‘Koreaceratops’: First Horned Dino From Korea
Social networking helps you get healthy
If you’re not already looking at it, you might want to watch for stories of people who have had posts taken down by Facebook. Happened to me today, when I made some innocuous (but critical) comments about intellectual property attorneys. Then, in a new message, I posted my annoyance about being deleted, and people started sending me stories of other incidents. Again, very innocuous stuff, like a friend who was using FB messages to chat with a cousin about his time as a missionary in Africa. He actually got an “”inappropriate behavior”" message from Facebook. (I got nothing.)
This smells like some poorly-written computer algorithm trying to weed out bona fide bad behavior and failing miserably.
Bill the Embedded Designer
Boca Raton, FL
Hey Buzz Crew,
You mentioned on yesterday's show about how Netflix should add video game rentals to their service and why this doesn't exist. I agree with you that Netflix does need to pick up the ball on this, however it does already exist. Recently Blockbuster Online added the ability to rent games via the mail and it is bundled into their existing DVD's by mail packages for no additional cost. I realize that many BOL viewers probably don't have a great relationship with Blockbuster, but it still is a viable option until Netflix gets their act together on the video game front,
Love the show, and keep up the good work,
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