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1120 - Make a lot of nickels, Microsoft
Aired
Monday, December 7, 2009
Duration
36:25
Producer
Guests
none


Microsoft cancels its family licensing program and Molly decides it needs a lesson in economics. Stop focusing on dimes, Microsoft! We also plea for some common sense in the case of the woman jailed for recording some of the new "Twilight" movie at a birthday party.


Stories CoveredEdit

Apple buys Lala service

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/12/apple-buys-music-streamer-lala-but-whats-it-getting.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10410206-261.html

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/07/apples_lala_purchase_could_bring_browser_access_to_itunes_content.html


"New Moon" taping may put woman in prison

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/12/04/new.moon.arrest/


“So, Verizon, about those doubled early termination fees…”

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/so-verizon-about-those-doubled-early-termination-fees.ars


New Senate bill targets unfair early termination fees

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/new-senate-bill-targets-unfair-early-termination-fees.ars


Amazon in secret plan to open high street shops

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/retailing/article6945922.ece


Zappos.com offers an actual world catalog

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/07/business/media/07zappos.html


Microsoft kills Windows family pack discount just before the holidays

http://www.dailytech.com/Microsoft+Kills+Windows+Family+Pack+Discount+Just+Before+the+Holidays/article17043.htm


Intel: Initial Larrabee graphics chip canceled

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10409715-64.html

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/blogs/bizfeed/183810/larrabee_project_a_casualty_of_intels_legal_battles.html?tk=rss_news


US agency’s balloon hunt tests Internet accuracy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8397649.stm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34303629/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/


MIT team wins DARPA network challenge

http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/info-management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222000809


Hackers vs. phishers

http://it.slashdot.org/story/09/12/07/1318225/Hackers-vs-Phishers


VoicemailEdit

Anonymous on why facebook.com shows up in search


EmailsEdit

Buzz Crew:


Thank you.


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Over the following 7 months, I faithfully listened to the podcast.


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I have to be say I don’t understand google’s problem with printer drivers. Linux has CUPS (the Common Unix Printing System) which has support for tons of printers. No drivers to install or anything. I believe it is based off of and/or the same as the printer set up in Mac OS X. I use linux almost exclusively (except for gaming) and setting up my network HP printer is amazingly easy. Why wouldn’t google use this open source tool? It’s like saying we are making a linux distro without access to the file system or you know custom skinning…. Oh wait they’re doing that too.

Love the show

Sam in Seattle




Hi, Buzz folks,


Once upon a time, a very long time ago, in the midst of the Browser Wars between Microsoft and Netscape, the people of the planet Netscape offered a reward to online companies, like hosting and web design companies who provided a link to the Netscape browser downoad (which carried a service fee of a few dollars.


It was Netscapes policy to pay thos referral commissions, no matter how small, even when the postage on the check exceeded the amount of the payment. See the attached.

https://archive.is/20131015040631/img402.imageshack.us/img402/3041/netscape1.jpg

Tim T.


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