Loaded: Mobile apps for hypochondriacs
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Loaded: Mobile apps for hypochondriacs

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^B00:00:01 >> MySpace steams video. YouTube cleans up its act. And how to tell if you're about to get the flu. It's Wednesday, December 3rd. I'm Natali Del Conte, and it's time to get Loaded. ^M00:00:10 [ Music ] ^M00:00:15 MySpace will offer mobile streaming video, making it the first social network to do this. The website is expected to offer videos from members as well as professionally produced video such as those by TMZ, the NHL, and National Geographic. The service will be ad supported and available on the BlackBerry Bold, Palm Centro, Motorola Q9, LG Voyager, Nokia N95, and Samsung Instinct. Unfortunately, iPhone users will be left out in the cold, as the service will only stream videos and not make them available for downloading. [ Sound effect ] Yahoo is moving LAUNCHcast to CBS radio. LAUNCHcast is Yahoo's radio product that lets listeners hear music based on their artist and genre preferences. The site currently has three million visitors a month. Next year it will relaunch under CBS radio and our parent company will also take charge of ad sales. Paid subscribers will get a refund, and the new service will be out in the first quarter or 2009. [ Sound effect ] Nokia launched a new version of its navigation, napping, and messaging application this week. Hot on the heals of the new N97, the company's striving to bring all of its devices up to speed to complete with the likes of iPhone and BlackBerry. The upgraded maps have high-res aerial images and 3D landmarks. They also let users share their location over GPS and plan their journey ahead of time on their PC, and then sync it to their phone. You can also purchase turn-by-turn navigation as an added feature and get real-time traffic information. The messaging client now integrates email and instant messages from Yahoo, Windows Live, Gmail, AOL, and more. All of these services are closely tied into Ovi, which is Nokia's personal media portal slash mobile social network. [ Sound effect ] Feel a little tickle in your throat today? Maybe feverish? The new Zicam mobile application can tell you if you got the flu. It gives you up-to-date information about health and flu activity in your zip code. It's a lot like Google's flu trends website that launched a few weeks ago, only Zicam's mobile version shows you the percentage of sick people in your zip code, what symptom's they're feeling, and what to look out for in specific areas. The application is available now on the T-Mobile G1 and will be available for iPhone in mid-December. Perfect for all you hypochondriacs out there. [ Sound effect ] YouTube is trying to clean up its act and appeal to a higher class of people. The company posted a blog on Tuesday saying that they are tightening the standard for what they consider sexually explicit. They remove pornographic video as it is, but they'll be getting stricter about gray areas now. They're also going to be stricter about video tagging, so you'll have to be accurate in describing your videos. As for the higher class of viewers, YouTube is also hosting a contest for musicians who aspire to play Carnegie Music Hall right here in New York. The YouTube Orchestra Symphony is a collaborative search for musicians across the world. Winners will be flown to New York in April to participate in three-day workshop and performance. To download the required sheet music or watch other participants, head on over to YouTube.com/symphony. [ Sound effect ] Good news for Mac users. Google calendar now syncs Swift Apple iCal. This means you can organize your calendar offline, and then sync it to your Google calendar. [ Sound effect ] It appears the net has claimed yet another fledging social network, Flip.com. A Conde Nast property, Flip.com was a social network geared towards teenage girls. Users could share their flipbooks, which are collections of notes, photos, and videos. If you're a teenage girl, be sure to print out and save your flipbooks by December 16th. [ Sound effect ] Yesterday I went on a little rant about Britney Spears, and the celebutantes that topped Yahoo search results for the year. Well, Google just released their fastest rising search terms of 2008, and yeah, they definitely put Yahoo's demographic to shame. Among the popular search terms were iPhone, AT&T, Palin. Beijing 2006, Facebook, and at the top of the list, Barack Obama. Not to knock Yahoo. They've had a tough year. But it certainly does say something about their search demographic. To generalize, Google users search world news and tech, while Yahoo users pretty much just want to see pictures of Britney in her underpants. [ Sound effect ] Those are all your headlines for today. Thank you for watching. I will see you right here tomorrow. I'm Natali Del Conte with CNET TV, and you've just been Loaded. ^M00:04:18 [ Music ]

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