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Best of BOL: Lady Gaga, Google Wallet and Windows Phone.This week on our roundup of best BOL moments, Lady Gaga downloads overwhelm Amazon, location-specific results and app integration from Windows Phone and the age of MoLo is upon us!
They guys welcome to the best the buzz out loud Brian Tong here for our weekly -- of this week's buzz out loud shows. Now this week's episode includes Lady Gaga has downloads. Overwhelming Amazon servers not that I would know personally also location specific resultant app integration. From windows phone mongo or mango the next version of windows phone seven and the age of low low is upon as its mobile location. -- -- is here and exciting news for new York and San Francisco people you'll be able to use your phone. As digital wallet to sit back and enjoy the best of buzz out loud. Alright guys I'm gonna jump as the story is Sony not going down in flames yet. But they just announced their latest earnings or. Lack -- of they did they said they're expecting an annual loss of 3.2. Billion dollars this year reversing their earlier projection. A return to profit. They had predicted that they would be profitable somewhere around over 800 million dollars. Earlier this year that's not the case now some of this is it attributed to a tax write off. Are largely written two due to a -- of a 360 billion yen. Or four point four billion US dollars related to a tax credit. Booked in the previous quarter but also other things that -- affecting them that the tsunami situation ms. that are really hasn't. Trickle down to its bottom line yet but they're expecting to see that affect that because over -- 5000 people were killed during the tsunamis. It's -- numerous factories were shut down because of it and then also we have the PlayStation hack. That took down the -- -- coming out for about three or four weeks they said in the projections are they said they were planning to lose approximately 170. Million dollars. To cover the costs and included the identity theft insurance for customers improving their network security and access the content. They did not mention how much the outage actually cost them from a standpoint of how many users how many dollars they they know popular let them the PlayStation -- It's that it's crazy I mean. Part of me just thinks about how. As -- as this news is it's not like Sony was doing great before all -- to you know like. Even before the -- before the tsunami -- was in this kind of treading water or you know of slow downward spiral of Mike not getting products out not coming out the tablet not having. You know. Hottest phones to be we're talking about dislike all there are things that -- their bread and butter before. It's not quite. You know being being the most popular product that on the market. This is just -- this is really accelerate you know there. They don't. -- yet heated if he didn't think they were the whipping boy also Sony's bmg -- That's part of there -- -- music division their Sony bmg -- music site was also. Successfully hacked recently they are they they. Did it doesn't stop so they suffered another online attack exposing get this -- users' information including their names email addresses and user names. Why didn't Sony also has -- to -- struck a deal with Apple for a music service -- that thinks on this one of them the majors or. Sony bmg were animators have finally signed -- -- that the Apollo like god give thought. -- -- -- -- It has added maybe I teams will be the thing that late night -- the stories about Sony's ideology iTunes cloud deal now let whoever is the Sony talking about how occur -- severe whatever was was and is going to be the thing that -- iTunes. -- -- -- now with this make this work. -- the more hacks have ensued with the Sony subsidiary. -- -- into entertainment corporation revealing that hackers also stole redeemable gift points and a security for reporting that Phishing scam that was we talked about that last week. A Phishing scam was running off of -- Sony's -- and server and it's. I don't -- I kind of feel like these that the hacker community needs to just give -- -- on Sony. Yeah get it now can get it give my hundred we'll get through products yeah so that's a tapping a lot more evil on the world than anything Sony could be days. Also all other announces that we're talking about windows had some of their big announcements on unveiling some the new features in -- windows phone. Mongol. -- and one of the features that they showcase offices slow kitten Hmong and all you watch SNL guys you have to if you know what mongo -- When he feeds among -- it offers search location specific results and it's integrated. Into their being searched so it pulls from the data around you and does kind of location specific searches this is pretty cool stuff. Yet pretty awesome and that the unit words showing off the new version and we had a whole lab blog about it but those are definitely an -- -- they they showed a new version of bum. Have an updated version of I. At the moment will not be delivering flash or silverlight compatibility in the browser. It'll also have built. In voice to text and text to voice support for hands for use but I have to say is has so far -- to meet a killer feature I remembered that -- that they're gonna get that. Apparently they did have a couple little glitches in there. The president uses it well no glare of the video -- the press conference by down because they get everybody with deeper interest than -- and using their Wi-Fi. He's in a -- a lot of times that happens. If they entries local out which offers hyper local search results based on on the user's location and -- nearby restaurant shopping and activities just little more deeply. On that and then quick cards. Which is a new feature that provides a brief summary of relative that relevant information and related apps when you search for a product movie or event. So the big thing that we've always talked about all these new platforms and -- -- is is to get the developers on board yet and Microsoft is making that of their beta mongol. Tools. -- tools available today. Some of the new other enhancements for developers that they can integrate within the apps -- background process seemed. The use of silverlight but again it's not supported in the browser mom live -- enhancements -- applications which -- A variety of other things but that. Developer tools are out to you guys. You'll get -- and on that yet wouldn't get to the developer support is gonna be key as we know windows. Mobile has had a little bit of a slow start. But that's kind of the Microsoft way is to to put out something that isn't quite done in just keep generating in the it's it's funny that Google gets the credit for doing that but Microsoft is the original agency beta G had no -- beta there OG with the beta and now what the deal -- Nokia like we keep saying there's ever there's potential for it to get huge and I gotta admit. Monologue is starting to look more and more complete does still really love the look and feel of windows -- It -- -- -- -- is very modern. Modern -- -- I definitely I you know when. Once the apps that you use once the -- -- to show up exactly that's always. I mean Angry Birds is still not on coming until June 20 ninth -- have a little time. You've got you've got some -- to -- and other phone you want before then you never know whether I'm super killer. Dual core mechanism -- Windows Mobile phone coming out about a year when the index of the Droid XT was ready to go. You never analysis. -- the pressure on Android -- hopefully. Stated the big thing is all about the age of -- -- What I mean by that Google call it the age of mobile local commerce introduced seen. There -- Google -- -- and Google offers platforms officially now Google -- is a partnership with city. MasterCard. First data and sprint and there's a few things that I you'll need a place to take advantage of it will be launching in summertime. The first two cities that'll be -- the test policies are our own. San Francisco. And New York now the only phone at the moment and they did not announce any new hardware that would be compatible with the service is the nexus -- phone from sprint. In the four -- which is weird because the -- as regular non orgy. -- they should include that in it -- you know it. It's like I haven't NFC chip in -- those -- -- does -- part of the announcement that phone with like doing the third of lake and if the third demos. For things like checking into Google Latitude is in the nexus S the one on T-Mobile and the nexus S -- is sprint yeah yeah so the only -- that -- not the only difference of the major difference in the phone via the antenna. India of them and with coming to them -- and if -- -- at the end of if the chip in the next assess the wife and not enabled -- that one does that mean of course. If Google and its Android for the first thing people are gonna scream when you do something like that presentation fragmentation. I know that's what I was thinking could. Yeah act. -- when it whenever -- as a random -- race and fragmentation. And. Pretty much -- -- now. For those -- -- a curious how this is all going to work on and everyone right up -- that -- security secure. Six clarity well you'll have a phone lock screen obviously then you'll have a Google and number. And then there's also when -- authorization if you want you -- you know get access to the credit card pin number it's going to be supported by and the main thing we always talk about. In app world developer support -- retailer support. On this is using it in a -- -- partners but out of the gates -- -- subways. Mean got to get your sandwich on Walgreens Toys 'R' Us noah's bagels. Foot -- the Container Store Peet's Coffee AT and American Eagle Outfitters will be the first partners -- how when a sale displays. Using this on Google wallet basically when -- those -- gift cards. Like all those -- They've made a giant retailers -- like the NC people. Now there's a couple more room on the web and actually they have some that are paid -- partners but that aren't the Google -- partners and because pay pass is still. Under some credit cards enabled with the the past week -- -- it -- -- call it the mall phone system or something -- that. The mall pass welders and yet there's that we did that yeah there's also really -- -- about the actual and of seats yet to do that do that now the actual NFC chip in the phone. The -- it okay what about the security levels on the actual NFC -- so someone tries to tamper with it. It has a self destruct but I -- not like there's -- possible gain yeah all so they joked that they were serious it's. I guess it's a impervious to laser attacks they said I don't know if someone's like trying saw it with a laser but they said the chip itself. It will not be speculate laser tax and it's only active. When you're activating or blocking it to use for payment transactions so it's not always -- on someone can't sniff. Room for here and -- C -- looks like it in any amnesty sniffing it out there so at a C sniffing the tenancy will be two problematic. Not -- I think this is this is the future we all predicted this would happen right now you'd eventually -- your phone replace your wallet. Man it's like it's been in tock in this fantasy world of the future for a long time. I'm excited to see it get there and I'd see what Apple will do in response to -- that the crazy thing which is. It sold all platforms -- which one's gonna be adopted Google rolls out first was -- NASA cars a partner. Who knows what other companies you know. In a balky -- you know Apple who -- -- party with an especially when rumors or rumblings are that the current. IPhone four rats may not even have an NFC chip and an already be. What you could say a year behind because this -- this plan. Is rolling out in summer yet Apple's only pan instead. Partner with square in their policy. Actually about to bring that up where's they're sort of like in in -- -- solution doesn't even require the chip on it's all handled inside the -- and musical product that is not anything approaching the level of -- sophistication and integration you know you have to have these large corporation the companies all integrated to each other all signing on the dotted line. To do -- but the beginning -- thing is that when you have. -- -- -- -- At least a few those places for myself are places I actually shop via. It will mean for me like bed that master card. We don't even need partnership MasterCard can handle that that's -- the do. MasterCard jobs to if that was partnership to get those little -- had. Kiosks. You know at. You know gas stations that you knew anything public -- -- -- that would MasterCard does bad the -- can pretty much look in the back and again. I think the the poor people that are set up at the right hardware. And the credit card council also not just MasterCard sorry -- NASA cards you can also set up with the Google prepaid card. So there's people that technically going to have to have a -- -- to be able to use this they they also showed off but Google prepaid card with in. The app you can use to put money on -- -- but you know I think the crazy thing is that. In 2002 unable to go to Japan and I got experiences it was it was magical like I couldn't believe it like I was we've -- phone. To buy things and and and PM stored at the by you know credits and are -- to get and we better and that's -- one of those things that. I can't wait for people people it would ever richer some people are cited some people but when you burst it's when -- -- when you first run first transaction. It is like. You know -- phone it changes things yeah it changes things now I am not excited embedded in Apollo my hand now collecting -- biometric. You and a fingerprint yeah but he again a little ahead of us right. Now that I do think it's interesting is that. In Mike. But it will mean for like a cache lists feature -- that this is there and that a big step towards that that's -- -- -- a big deal counseling of -- -- thing -- like. The next generation like my kid will think of like -- pain with an actual card is being IP equivalent of like reading -- check but what do you -- -- -- Mind you don't have to use the card anymore on earth. That's Lister a project I -- the thing it'll -- at any time. They also -- talking about how they're looking to integrate this down the road to not only. Holder credit cards but really be truly the Google -- so include in -- and other it is and I division was your passport. Here your I. That's kinda scary when you think of that all in one place but at the same time if it has -- of security with. Mean if you put two levels of passcodes in blocks -- and if it -- -- really gonna struck. My password not explosive yet but it's it's -- be that her for services that. You know kind of expect like that's like breezes and and -- -- -- strip clubs or something like that you know obviously -- -- -- -- to tip did little little. Then it is for me to tip with cash well I think you know it was when you go to restaurants. And you give them your card at and they give it back you just write the tip on there. -- and tell you give categorically still take a little bite out of that they do but then like it would when I go to a bar in the strength ten bucks. Ehrlich nine but I give them a ten. They give me a dollar bag now gonna find another dollar in my pocket which means in my head -- didn't but hit a car accident happened there's not a two dollar tip there like a Mac -- In an affiliate that -- easier to tip this way it's easier to spend. This -- period when you don't have to. On the and I don't have any cash I -- I can't get -- -- -- -- that's good economy right making this -- orbit and Ozzie autonomy yes. Now also -- enough for you gamers that. Love retro in its red -- retro game editor retro. The learning company you know -- company that publishes and it -- the only mean owns the rights to Oregon trail. Is -- the face in Indian -- Zynga for using the phrase the Oregon trail and their upcoming expansion. Or at frontier mail but -- you're watching this if you look really closely at these images they look completely different. Or do you. -- look reversed one going. I thought right let's Twyla and one is going in order in isn't that. -- -- The -- companies that they have exclusive trademark in the phrase that and the way that Zynga used it represents a deliberate theft. Of the good -- associated with the iconic the Oregon trail. It Zynga had Knoll did. Finally someone is. Not done -- Pinochet and Zynga late lake it's one thing to have year farm bills and whatnot but opted to take our childhood and deem a fight in the FaceBook. I don't know that's there's something wrong about that -- this up and over line. I never wish ill will on any company but in this case I do hope. -- it dies of dysentery. They deserve it it's about time they stopped -- and takes this McAuliffe something else I mean it's called a different trail calling. Now in North Dakota trail if I. -- get the appellation right. To get you got guys -- Well here let me read this one of our leaders Lady Gaga downloads. -- Amazon that's the headline as we did have. And email from our friend hurricane freak in the courtroom chat group it most -- that was considering to buy lady on his new album with any solid price tag on iTunes. Decided to wait and then he got a tweets in an Amazon has for 99 cents so he decided to go buy it with on his -- like a lot of people. Flock to Amazon and and this the store was taken down when I I purchase the album. When I started downloading it said error error wait for download air air I tried donated three other times it's still that work and then this -- I tried OK maybe things of chilled out until it again and then it told me that might session for -- talent has expired it quite its music. Well also so I had to email Amazon. Customer service. I still have my album for 99 cents and if there's anyone that can take down the the Internet with her ten million Twitter callers. -- -- do it the Lady Gaga as one of them NAND the other one might have been Oprah went into that whole KFC deal I don't know if you guys remember that. Whether they KFC. Grilled chicken deal coupon of online and it took down their site and people couldn't -- -- get the coupons and I was one of those people. -- -- -- -- I knew that the W brown -- and I can't buy it but Oprah. Promoted -- in mind I'd there's gotta be someone and -- -- -- or -- that knows exactly what -- pocket. I. Danny ink in the in the chat remembers -- can't -- deal -- -- located DJ plugs okay thank you guys have validated muted. In. I and turn -- -- freaking me and I kinda look at. A happy ending -- yet yes this is happy. My friends my friends believe it or not. I'm still looking for signs that this is a joke I'm -- -- for the Loch Ness were still looking for bigfoot but Duke Nukem forever. Has gone gold. Should -- do a new -- has gone gold remember this is the title. What is it initially -- in 1997. -- studio went through a variety of changes trying to state captive of the times the game engine and a person invest in something like 2030 million dollars they. Stopped developing for a while. Two K games their parent company lost patience with them refusing to give them development you know more development for the funds. It went on to -- suburban Texas developer is a gearbox gearbox. And -- now finally. It's going to see the light of day I can't believe it. There's some really adult mature themes in this game to some of the trailers have been pretty -- really Alia. Don't think you might look at Duke Nukem comes out. One -- Bieber aft of they forward to it but they're still the DirecTV Tivo now -- is inclement. I'm intrigued by this for sure there's also if you guys for those -- you are part of the Duke Nukem forever first access club. Actually ordering the game you guys will I -- sign up ten years ago. -- ten years ago and now they did they like and. If you can have access to the demo on the -- -- -- -- -- -- So that's it for this week's show remember -- -- live each -- at 10:30 AM. Pacific time. At cnet.com slash live. I'm Brian Tong and this has been the best -- --