Ep. 1466: Google and the nine OS strategy, and Microsoft buys Skype Video
Ep. 1466: Google and the nine OS strategy, and Microsoft buys Skype Video Transcript
We dissect Google's decision to drop H.264 support from Chrome and go with WebM, we mop up a little bit of the Verizon iPhone news, and more importantly, we eventually get this show on the road after yet another tech disaster. Also, and this is very important, people, the next version of Android will not be called Ice Cream. It's Ice Cream Sandwich, people. Keep up. --Molly
Next time you set your dinner table, save a seat for your computer. A new project called the "Virtual Dinner Guest" connects families across the world via Skype to discuss the news of the day. CNET's Kara Tsuboi joins a Northern California family who is breaking bread with new friends in Egypt.
Adobe releases three new Photoshop apps for the iPad, YouTube expands its movie rental library, Google readies a test version of Google Music, and Microsoft buys Skype.
Google's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system gives Android a huge boost, with tons of added features and a spankin'-new look. Come take a tour!
Microsoft patents Legal Intercept for Skype which allow users to listen in on private Skype conversations. This does not sound good as our privacy on the internet becomes less and less private. Google's social media site Google Plus begins with little fan fair hoping to cause a mass migration from Facebook. And a clever Foursquare hack turns New York City Into a giant game of Risk!
On Day 1 of the Google I/O developers conference, the company rolled out updates for its Honeycomb tablet OS, announced the Ice Cream Sandwich mobile phone OS, and debuted new music-streaming and movie rental services.
On this week's Prizefight, we have a face-off between the two hottest VoIP services. Will Google Voice come out of this punching match on top, or will Skype prevail?
Tom Merritt wonders whether Google is actually a front for alien invaders.
On today's show, Google does us a solid in the ham-filtering department, we wonder whether Paul Allen might have waited too long to sue the Internet, or whether this is just the beginning, and we speculate whether seven inches is, in fact, the perfect size after all. Plus, Internet vigilantes on the loose! --Molly
He pressed for months to replace Yahoo's entire board, but now activist investor Carl Icahn is willing to settle for a few seats at the table. CNET News' Dawn Kawamoto and Charles Cooper debate what this means for the future of the company and any possible deal with Microsoft.