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1094 - Crushing on the Droid
Aired
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Duration
41:16
Hosts
Tom Merritt, Jason Howell Co-hosts: Rafe Needleman & Brian Tong
Producer
Jason Howell
Guests
none


Rafe is being drawing in to a love story with the new Motorola Droid. Dare we call it a Dro-mance? It's certainly a flashy new phone for Verizon which hasn't always been known for flashy new phones. We also congratulate Google on getting the contract to provide email to the city of Los Angeles. Well congratulate and fear for them. Because if they mess this up, it is so over.


Stories CoveredEdit

Los Angeles adopts Google e-mail system for 30,000 city employees

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/10/city-council-votes-to-adopt-google-email-system-for-30000-city-employees.html


Verizon and Motorola unveil the Droid

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10384994-266.html


Droid Eris: Verizon’s other Android phone?

http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-10384533-251.html


Google Maps adds turn-by-turn to Android phones for free

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10384544-265.html


Microsoft to shut down MSN Direct traffic service for GPS (in 2012)

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/10/shutting-down-msn-direct-traffic-service-for-gps-units.html


Microsoft Signature computers dump crapware

http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2009/10/microsofts_signature_pc_shows_its_vision_of_computing_perfection.html


Peek silling Twitter-only device. Why?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002R5AG50?ie=UTF8&tag=livedigitally-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002R5AG50

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/27/the-twitterpeek-is-a-peek-for-twitter/


FCC Considers Shifting Some TV Airwaves to Broadband

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703574604574499730302393274.html


Stalqer mobile social app finds friends in new ways

http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-10384727-250.html


How to Solve the Net Neutrality Issue

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/How-to-Solve-the-Net-Neutrality-Issue-68491.html


Ares I-X successfully launched

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/constellation/ares/flighttests/aresIx/index.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8330424.stm


VoicemailEdit

Paul on call forwarding


EmailsEdit

Hey Guys

Remember Redlasso, where you could use their servers that are recording stuff from cable and local stations 24/7 to make clips to emvbed in your blog? I was on the list for beta testing and they somehow made it back into service this week?

Who’d have thunk it?

J’Tao in San Francisco

http://redlasso.com/




Hey Buzz Crew,

Yesterday you asked if there is still a Universal Service Fund fee on phone bills, and the answer is YES! I currently work for a telco as customer service, and I get about 10 calls a week asking what that charge is on their bill. And of course no one ever likes the answer. In fact, I often have people tell me that our company should eat the cost of the taxes and fee’s. Yes, it would be nice if the telcos did that, but the taxes and fees are so high many companies would go out of business. If we had enough people complain about the USF fee or taxes to our elected officials we could probably reduce them. But don’t get angry with companies that are required by law to have them. I bet that most telcos would be fine will lower taxes or fees on their customers bills, because a happy customer is a customer who will generally stay. Love the show.


~Justin~



Howdy Buzzians


I know the DMCA is last years hot topic, but I thought people would still enjoy this nonetheless. the EFF (Electronics Frontier Foundation) has set up a new site for their “Takedown Hall of Shame” displaying some of the most insane and ludicrous takedown notices people have recieved. Some of them are downright hilarious while others just make you contemplate the depths of human stupidity. Eitherway thought you guys might enjoy it


Buzz on

~Phillip from the Boonies


P.S. The degree of my adoration for this media outlet is unmatched


http://www.eff.org/takedowns


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