Ep 126: Apps a-go-go (or no-go), and the social media effect Video
An informal CNET poll finds almost half of its readers learned of Osama bin Laden's death online through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook or news Web sites. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.
Scott Stein joins us today to talk about iPad OS 4.2, Netflix stream-only, and more.
Netflix rocks our world with the news that they're splitting up into two separate companies: Netflix for streaming and embedded media delivery, and Qwikster (yeah, seriously) for DVD delivery. Best part? Two Websites, two accounts, two queues! What's not to love? Also, Google Wallet and AT&T LTE arrive, Molly tees off on the Droid X again, and be warned, mateys: we do talk like pirates.
We're back in the bunker, everyone, talking the Japan crisis and its effect on tech supply chains. Plus, bid on the SXSW iPad 2, or if you don't have that kind of cheddar, buy Street Fightr and Sonic for iPhone and the proceeds go to charity. Obama's IP czar wants to make unauthorized streaming a felony, and Netflix throws down in a big way for original content. Plus, Microsoft hits it out of the park with IE9. I know, right? Who'da thunk? --Molly
Pandora offers comedy clips, Facebook and Google want Skype, and spammers are capitalizing on Osama bin Laden's death!
NBC is lambasted on social media for delaying Olympics broadcasts in today's instant-news era, reports suggest a launch date for the iPhone 5, and Samsung and Apple begin their battle in a U.S. court.
DoubleTwist Product Wizard Lucas Dickey joins us in the studio this week to talk about syncing and streaming your media to and from an Android device. In the news, Google closes a WiFi security hole, AT&T opens its restrictions on 3rd party apps, and Motorola announces an amazing phone--save one missing feature. All of that plus the answers to your questions on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly with Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin.
Netflix reportedly will pay about $100 million to stream every episode of Mad Men: chump change, if predictions of an $800 million streaming TV market turn out to be true. Also, it seems that everyone wants to get in on the tablet market, but given reported XOOM sales of only about 100,000, it's possible the only tablet market there is is for iPads. Plus, AT&T iPhones and their dropped calls, and Obama goes to Facebook. -- Molly
RIP Holo-Pac. 2Pac fans hoping for a worldwide holographic tour are out of luck as its parent company Digital Domain ironically filed for bankruptcy on the 16th anniversary of the artist's death. Mark Licea joins us on today's 404 episode to re-cap the Nintendo Wii U and TVii announcements. We'll also talk more about Apple iPhone 5 hype, the worst accessory for your smartphone, and the rise and fall of the emojicon.