Buzz Report: The best iPhone app yet Video
Buzz Report: The best iPhone app yet Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood, and welcome to the Buzz Report. This week, Scrabble Wars, kids these days, and the Google Killer, but first, the Gadget of the week. The Gadget of the Week is the iPhone. OK, no, it's not really the iPhone. It's the iPhone as a vehicle for the new Urban Spoon iPhone application. Now, Urban Spoon, whatever, Chow competitor, don't go to the Web site. But the iPhone application is unbelievable. First, you use the phone's GPS to find restaurants nearby, and then you put in some review criteria such as cuisine type and price. And then you shake the phone, and this little slot machine type business finds you a restaurant! This right here is the only reason I want an iPhone! Well, that and the light saber game. Can I get those for BlackBerry? And now for the news. The "Scrabulous" versus "Scrabble" battle is gripping the nation. First, Hasbro and Electronics Arts release the official "Scrabble" version for Facebook. Then, they sue the makers of "Scrabulous," and then "Scrabulous" promptly disappears from Facebook. Obviously. Then, hours later, the official "Scrabble" game goes down! Was it a sudden rush of users? No, apparently, forces loyal to "Scrabulous" hacked the ruling regime and briefly toppled it. But the ragtag rebels couldn't stamp out the "Scrabble" elite, and the "official" rulers are now firmly back in power. Hey, you know what you guys should all do? GET BACK TO WORK. A new study finds that girls mature faster than boys...when it comes to cell phones. The MultiMedia Intelligence study found that 91 percent of 17-year-old girls have a cell phone, while just 78 percent of 17-year-old boys have one. Dear 17-year-old boys. Would you like to get a date? Get a cell phone. And speaking of the youth of today, we've got a new segment here on the Buzz Report ... Kids These Days The Wall Street Journal reports this week on a new breed of job applicant...children who can't even spell anymore. Apparently, some recent college grads are e-mailing thank-you notes to prospective employers that include text-message-style abbreviations, multiple exclamation points, misspellings, and even--the horror--emoticons. Let's take a look at an actual correspondence from a real college student. Hey, Thx 4 the invu teh other day! Great 2 meet u, hope you'll gimme da job!!!!!!!! :) :) :) think id be pretty good at it, and get lots of raises real fast! LOL. Kthxbye!!!!! [NAME REDACTED] Sent from my iPhone Hiring managers say the letters are usually deal-killers, because they're...you know. Stupid and unprofessional. If you're a college kid and you're watching this, trust me. Don't do that. I'm not just saying that to be uncool. And now, let's have a look at what's Clogging the Tubes. The Internet is going crazy for the new Google-killer, Cuil! Spelled C-U-I-L, but pronounced "cool." Clever, right? This out-of-left-field search engine has a former search architect at Google on board, $30 million dollars in funding, and more than 120 million pages indexed. It could be stronger, faster and smarter than Google! Go try it out! Cuil is joke. The search results are barely relevant to anything, the pictures don't match-- look, it thinks I'm either this lady, or Natali Del Conte, or I've launched the urban cartoon version of the Buzz Report. And that name is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. You can't pronounce it and you can't spell it! The Internet hates Cuil! Cuil should never have even been born! Aaaand that's the Internet in a nutshell. Sorry, Cuil. Stick around. We might forget about you and then fall in love all over again. But just FYI? I look like this: I'm Molly Wood, and this has been the Buzz Report. Thanks for watching.
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