1037 - Microsoft: It's a change
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tom Merritt, Jason Howell Co-hosts: Molly Wood & Brian Tong
Jason Howell
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So at one time before February 2008, you could get a domain name for life if you signed up for Microsoft's Office Live. Today Microsoft says it's no longer free. Even though they said it was free for life. But they did acknowledge that "It's a change." You think? Also you can now deposit your checks via iPhone. Wow.

Stories CoveredEdit

Microsoft backtracks on free Office Live domains

GM, eBay to team up for online car sales,2817,2351367,00.asp

URL shortener Trim gets cut off Swoops in to Save

USAA bank will let customers deposit checks via iPhone

Google Voice to be retooled as Web app for iPhone

AT&T Makes Its Terms of Service Even Worse, To Discourage Lawsuits

Toshiba signs up for Blu-ray

Blu-ray support coming with iTunes 9?

Printable Batteries Should Arrive Next Year


Remy followup


Buzz crew,

Amongst all the haters, I just wanted to let you know that I love the story choices you guys make. I realize that you have been getting some haters recently, so I just wanted to chime in with the other side of the story.

The number, amount, and kinds of stories you choose are thoughtful and interesting. There’s a great balance between the stories everyone else covers and stories you don’t really see anywhere else. My only request is that others who think that the story choices are excellent chime in as well. I’m sure we’re not the minority, and I hate to see you all discouraged.

Meggie Gallina

Evanston, IL

Now your time spent talking about whether or not you should be talking about Twitter, Apple and Google is taking up more time than you spent on those companies before. Now I propose a meta-topic where you talk about whether or not you should be talking about whether or not you should be talking about Twitter, Apple and Google. If you recurse enough times you should be able to fill the entire time that was formerly indeterminate.

Coyote Teacher

Here’s the thing, (as far as covering the iPhone too much) I own a Nokia N810, and love it, but you don’t cover the apps for it, but covering a story about an iPhone app is going beyond the coverage needed (for general tech podcasts, if BOL were an iPhone podcast, that’d be different). Then… you mention in the VERY next story about having a GSM eBook reader? I have one (and will have one very soon, even better)! The Nokia N900 has been sent to the FCC for review. It will be GSM/UTMS and running Maemo, which supports FBReader (a fine open source ebook reader ) which I’m using on my Nokia N810 right now to listen to the BOL podcast, along with sending this email. I have it currently tethered to my NON-smart phone from AT&T (Yes you can) and am using an Apple bluetooth keyboard (which The iPhone cannot use) to write this fracking email!

Yes I’m biased but as far as tech goes, the iPhone sucks and the Nokia maemo platform kicks it’s butt! You’ll never see Nokia kick out an app from their “store” (APT-GET sources list), where ALL the apps are free, take that Apple fanboys! HA!

Skyler Currently: Bakersfield,CA

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