Apple without Jobs: Don't panic
Apple without Jobs: Don't panic
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Apple without Jobs: Don't panic

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Hey, everyone, I�m Molly Wood, and welcome to the Buzz Report, the show about the tech news that everyone is talking about. Everyone is talking about only one thing this week, so let�s get right to it. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resigned from his CEO position on Wednesday. In his letter of resignation to the board, he said he can no longer meet his duties and expectations as CEO of Apple. COO Tim Cook will take his place, and Jobs said he plans to remain as Apple�s Chairman of the Board. In a separate note to Apple's board members and the Apple community, Jobs said that "Apple's brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it.� Obviously, though, it�s just about impossible to imagine Apple without Steve Jobs, and the news hit the tech community pretty hard. Some folks on the Internet, of course, are already predicting doom and gloom for Apple, because hey, that's what the Internet is for. That and cat videos. But Steve Jobs will still be around, you know he�s got like a 100-year plan for Apple that he gave Tim Cook in a sealed white lucite cube, and it�s going to be ok. Also, we did spot one really cute tweet. It said: Steve Jobs' text was meant to say: "I reign as CEO of Apple" Damn you autocorrect!� Good one � Ok, let�s to do a show, shall we? Let�s start with the Gadget of the Week. The Gadget of the Week is the HP TouchPad. Yeah, right? The must-have device of the season, thanks to HP brutally killing it off after giving it a generous 48 days on the market to destroy the iPad. Tell me THAT wasn�t planned the second Leo Apotheker walked in the door. Anyway, in an effort to get rid of all those TouchPads, HP started selling them for as low as 99 bucks, and people. went. wild. Lines outside of Best Buys, multi-page Slickdeals threads detailing where and how to get one, sellout reports, gloating, hoarding. Now they�re going for more than 300 dollars on eBay. And you know what? Even with a brand-new install base, a cult following, and all this great attention? I think HP is STILL so stupid that they�re not going to do anything worthwhile with the WebOS platform. But hey, their new enterprise software plan sounds fun, too. Moving on... Yay for new privacy changes at Facebook! The company rolled out some big new changes this week, including the ability to filter who sees whatever you post when you post it. Kind of like Google Plus Circles. Facebook swears they had these changes in the works for a long time before Google Plus came out though. Ok. You can also change who sees a post even after you post it, which is good for like, Internet regret. In other changes, you get more control over whether you�re tagged in any photos, although more people can now tag you. They�re getting rid of �Places,� but you can put location in any post. OH, and you can block someone, like an ex, and then they can never tag you and all your tagged interactions disappear forever. NICE. You�ve just been ERASED. I LIKE it. Although, that reminds me, actually � hey, Facebook, let�s go Powder our Noses. Can I give you an idea that you SHOULD take from Google Plus? You can call it my idea if you want. But I really want the �mute this post� thing they have. Like, don�t get any more notifications when someone comments on a specific thread -- and I know you know what threads I�m talking about. When someone has a baby on Facebook. And I want to say congratulations, but then I don�t want to get a pop-up every time the other 300 people say congratulations. You know? Anyway, thanks in advance, I�d love that. Ok, moving on in the news today. Reports say the iPhone 5 could be coming to both T- Mobile and Sprint. Now, some people already have unlocked iPhones on T-Mobile, so it�s mainly huge news for Sprint customers! Yay! The little network that could, and the iPhone on it and the happy! Yay! NO. Shut it DOWN. Pray this rumor is not true, Sprinties. The iPhone is the ultimate Trojan horse � it�s like a blanket covered in smallpox. When the iPhone comes to town � unlimited plans DIE. Now, on to one of my favorite stories of the week, the latest update in the great Apple- Samsung pissing match of 2011. Apple has had some victories lately � the EU ban on selling Galaxy Tabs -- which was actually overturned, except in Germany. Now, though, there�s a new ban on selling the Galaxy PHONES in the Netherlands. But Samsung isn�t going down without a fight. An awesome, hilarious, cult-film-loving fight. They�ve cited Stanley Kubrick�s �2001: A Space Odyssey,� as PRIOR ART in Apple�s design patent case, because of this scene. Um. RIGHT? How is that not a very, very big iPad or Galaxy Tab or whatever!? Kubrick PWNS! Hell, I want to see the Kubrick estate jump on in here. Cage match! And finally, let�s have a look at what�s Clogging the Tubes. The site Fiverr dot com has been all over the place lately -- people put up �jobs� that they�ll do for five bucks, like write a message on a piece of lettuce that a bunny eats, or recommend your LinkedIn page or write a song for you. But the biggest hit from Fiverr is Dancing Dror. See for yourself. He�s gone viral since he put one of his dances up on Regretsy and got about 300 orders. And don�t even think about trying to get him for your birthday present, because he�s not even taking any NEW orders. Now, TELL me you don�t love the Internet. And that�s the Buzz Report for this week, everyone. I�m Molly Wood and thanks for watching.

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