Ep. 1162: Buzz this, Google Video
Brian Tong has a rule about no technology in the bedroom. Molly's not so sure. It's Computer Love Friday, everyone! Also, Google continues to make piles of cash and says it's making tons of money (again), and Microsoft may or may not be working on a social/search hybrid site. RIM may or may not be working on an Apple TV competitor, which we fervently pray is not true. Please, RIM. Please don't do it.
Lots of stories with buzz today, including a new Archos Android tablet, the launch of Zune HD, and voice chat on Facebook. Of course Joe the pilot in Honolulu sent us some good old fashioned Phillipino Whiskey and Rum. So Cooley makes us pause and do a tasting. Poor Natali gets left out though. Sad.
From Austin, Molly and Brian interview Pete Cashmore, get caught up on the big group texting trend, and fall in love with Felicia Day. Plus: movie stars!
Google's Android alliance is falling apart, and Molly thinks she knows why: something about children, mean parents, and monkeys.
The EU is *this* close to approving cell phones on planes. Molly takes a look at the potential for disaster. Hint: There is a lot of potential for disaster.
While Twitter has announced a sort of a business plan, President Obama is ripping off Digg for an Internet town hall meeting, and Windows 7 may be getting a release candidate in May, we really don't care. Because we have some hardcore physics stories about buckyballs and hardware neuron simulators.
Introducing the BOL digest! The biggest stories of the week from Google to Facebook smears, plus our favorite funny bits.
On this week's show, BOL special counsel Gil Cabrera joins us to break down the mobile apps privacy protections (meh), the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (unenforceable without Congress), and the "Do Not Track" button (weak). He's kind of a buzz kill. Also, poor little T-Mobile, Microsoft's most unprofessional legal lawyer ever, and Nilay Patel buzz-kills Pinterest, big time. Plus, "Into It/Not Into It" returns!
Rolling chair handstands and an epic story about the end of IPv4.
Take a quick spin around the show floor and get a taste of the nightlife as hosts Molly Wood and Brian Tong dive into the South By Southwest experience.