AOL to buy Huffington Post Video
AOL to buy Huffington Post Video Transcript
ITS MONDAY FEBRUARY 7TH. I'M JEFF BAKALAR AND IT'S TIME TO GET LOADED. AOL HAS PURCHASED THE HUFFINGTON POST FOR 315 MILLION DOLLARS. THE NEW OUTFIT WILL BE CALLED HUFFINGTON POST MEDIA GROUP AND WILL STILL BE RUN BY ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, WHO IN TURN WILL BECOME EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ALL OF AOL'S ONLINE MEDIA PROPERTIES. THIS IS ANOTHER BOLD MOVE BY AOL TO REALIGN THE COMPANY AMONGST THE INTERNET'S MOST PROLIFIC MEDIA COMPANIES. LAST NIGHT'S SUPERBOWL 45 LEFT NO SHORTAGE OF NEW COMMERCIALS, AND WHILE SOME ADS CAME AS NO SURPRISE, SONY USED THEIR 30 SECOND INVESTMENT TO CONFIRM A LONG-STANDING RUMOR REGARDING ITS PLAYSTATION PHONE. OFFICIALLY CALLED THE XPERIA PLAY, THE NEW SONY ERICSON DEVICE FEATURES PLAYSTATION CONTROLS AND RUNS ANDROID. WE DO NOT YET HAVE SPECIFIC NUMBERS OF TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN AFTER SEEING SEVERED THUMBS ATTACHED TO THE GREEN ANDROID MAN. IT SEEMS THAT LEAKED DETAILS FROM A BEST BUY FLYER MAY THROW SOME COLD WATER ON THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MOTOROLA XOOM. ACCORDING TO THE BEST BUY AD, THE XOOM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 24TH AND COST $799.99. IN ADDITION, TO ACTIVATE WI-FI, BUYERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BUY AT MINIMUM ONE MONTH OF DATA FROM VERIZON. DATA PLANS FOR THE XOOM MIRROR THE GALAXY TAB, COSTING $20 FOR 1 GB OF DATA, UP TO 10 GB OF DATA FOR $80 DOLLARS. COMPUTER HACKERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BREACHED THE SYSTEMS OF THE COMPANY THAT HANDLES THE NASDAQ EXCHANGE, BUT DID NOT COMPROMISE THE PART OF THE SYSTEM THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRADING. SO FAR NASDAQ HAS SAID THE HACKING AFFECTS THE DIRECTORS DESK WEB APPLICATION, ON WHICH CORPORATIONS CAN STORE AND SHARE INFORMATION. EARLY SUSPICION POINTS THE FINGER AT A MALWARE INSTALLATION, BUT THE FBI IS WORKING ON COMING UP WITH AN EXPLANATION. THE ENTRY LEVEL E-O-S REBEL T3 AND THE MORE ADVANCED T3I. THE CAMERAS ARE PRICED COMPETIVELY AT $600 DOLLARS AND $900 DOLLARS RESPECTIVELY. BOTH CAMERAS COME EQUIPED WITH CANON'S NEW DIGIC 4 PROCESSOR AND 12.2 AND 18-MEGAPIXEL SENSORS. STAY TUNED TO CNET.COM FOR AN EXTENSIVE REVIEW. IT SEEMS AN INSIDER HAS RUINED SPRINT'S SURPRISE THAT THE COMPANY PLANNED ON UNVEILING TONIGHT. THE KYOCERA ECHO IS APPARENTLY BE THE BIG SECRET, A NEW ANDROID DEVICE THAT WILL QUOTE DELIVER AN INDUSTRY FIRST. WE'LL BE LIVE AT THE SPRINT EVENT TONIGHT, SO MAKE SURE TO CHECK BACK CNET.COM LATER TONIGHT. THAT IS YOUR NEWS FOR THE DAY, I'M JEFF BAKALAR FOR CNET. COM AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.
AOL joins forces with the Huffington Post, and let's face it, AOL needs all the help can get. While Donald is a little scared. Motorola's Xoom is $799 and it looks like you'll still have to pay to unlock Wi-Fi. Seriously. Plus we talk about our favorite Superbowl ads from the tech world.
This week, we recap the highs and lows of high-tech Super Bowl ads, figure out why the Motorola Xoom costs so darn much, and play another round of our new tech trivia game, with prizes for chat room members.
This week, the FU of the Week is served by author and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington! We check out some zero dollar bills, look at a new alternate-reality game set in the future, and check out Semapedia, which allows you to post links to the Web in the real world! Plus tons more, including the Artist of the Week and a new Campfire discussion!
CNET's Dan Farber interviews Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington about her new app called GPS for the Soul, a health app to combat stress and promote a healthy lifestyle.
AOL executive Janet Balis talks about the company's ambitious plans for the Huffington Post Streaming Network at the Social TV Summit in San Francisco. Can programming based on conversation and zeitgeist revolutionize newsrooms?
Molly Wood takes a look at the Motorola Xoom, winner of the CES 2011 Best of Show Award.
This week on the CNET Tech Review: the Motorola Xoom goes on sale with a hefty price tag; protecting your privacy on public Wi-Fi; the Top 5 reasons people don't "like" you; and it's iPhone vs. iPhone in this week's Prizefight.
At Google's Android Honeycomb demo day, CNET's Donald Bell gives the Motorola Xoom tablet a test-drive and runs through Android's latest features.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: Steve Jobs in a Willy Wonka costume, Nintendo posts dismal 2011 fiscal results, shaking our heads at NBA Baller Beats, and a band is releasing their new album in an NES cartridge!
Today's "Not cool, man" segment once again goes to The Huffington Post, this time for rehashing the Wet Hot American Summer prequel/sequel rumors that first appeared on the Internet years ago. In other recurring segment news, we enjoyed testing Wilson's music knowledge so much yesterday that we're making it a daily thing, and a listener created a legit name for it too, so stick around for the second half to see if Wilson gets full credit.