Tech News Today 70
Recorded: September 8, 2010
Published: September 8, 2010
Tech News Today 70: Don't Poke The Crazy
HP messes with Larry Ellison because they are insane, Google's Instant Search, and Twitter tricks.
- Larry Ellison on HP's Mark Hurd lawsuit: 'virtually impossible for Oracle and HP to continue to cooperate and work together'
- Microsoft announced a Kinect bundle that includes the motion controller and the 250 GB slim XBox 360 will sell for £300 in the UK. The US price will be $399. Kinect comes to the US November 4, Eureope November 10, and Japan November 22.
- UBS analyst Maynard Um thinks the iPad could sell 28 million units in 2011. He also sees the iPad eating away at more of the PC notebook market. He sees a limited threat from competition and considers his projection conservative.
- Wondering how teflon-like Apple is? According to a survey conducted by Piper Jaffray, 20% of respondents decided not to buy the iPhone 4 due to its antenna problems. But 3 in 5 of respondents said the bigger reason they hadn't purchased an iPhone is that it wasn't available on Verizon. Gene Munster conducted a limited survey of 258 cell phone users in downtown Minneapolis.
- Wired editor Chris Anderson posted on Twitter "A T-Mobile manager casually mentioned to me that they’re going to get the iPhone 3GS (but not 4, oddly) later this year. Common knowledge?” NOt as far as we know.
- iOS 4.1 has arrived. It includes GameCenter and a proximity sensor fix. 4.1 works with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 2nd generation, iPod touch 3rd generation, or iPod touch 4th generation.
- Amazon.com acquired independent music download site, AmieStreet.com, Amazon told users "As of September 22, 2010, all AmieStreet.com pages will forward to Amazon.com." Users will get a $5 promotional credit at Amazon's MP3 store. Amie Street, Inc. (which remains independent) said that it plans to shift its focus onto its own social music streaming service, Songza.com.
- The Verizon Fascinate with Google's Android OS has less Google than some other phones. Verizon ditched the default Google Search application/widget in favor of Microsoft's Bing. Bing is the only search tool on the device (including within the Android browser itself).
- 2/3 of Internet users globally and 3/4 of Web surfers in the U.S. have been victims of online crime, according to a study published Wednesday by security firm Norton. The top countries for reported victims are China, Brazil and India tied for second, and then the U.S. But users aren't just victims, they also dabble in evil. More than a quarter of people online have lied about their name and more than one in five has done something online they regret.
Kickers and Weird Science
What do you regret?
- jonbart Does buying furniture online count? (never as good as the pictures)
- "ZacErickson Blogged about a crappy landlord. I never got my damage deposit back...
- <robert_> i regret dumping a girl when i was a teenager over instant message
- <rinbrand> becky: Email a friend, complaining of another friend and sending the mail to the wrong one.
- friending mum on facebook
- <Dylan> Accidently sending love letter email to guy friend and grandma
- buying norton 3 people
- http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/08/nokia-n8-for-sale-online-last-week-of-september-uk-shops-octobe/ Nokia N8 officially for sale last week of September, UK shops October 1st]
- Star Trek debuted on this day on NBC (Thanks to Ron for sending this in)
Bill in Ohio: Why Android has taken a long time to build market share
Tony in Two Rivers WI: How Google TV might work
"Hey guys, I've been seeing commercials in my area for Clear, a company that offers cheap 4G mobile AND home internet. I assume they must be using the Sprint Network since they are the only carrier currently offering 4G. It seems almost too good to be true. Just wondering if you've heard anything from this company or if they might be part of the Virgin Mobile budget brand of Sprint.
"What I'm wondering about Google Instant is, all those Google Ads that show up WHILE you're typing... do those count as ad impressions? If so, that's a major disservice for the advertisers. I realize AdWords is mostly geared towards Cost Per Click bidding, but if nothing else, the stats analysis is going to be messed up quite a bit if it's telling Bob from Discount Pens Online Pen Outlet that their ad is being shown every time someone is TRYING to search for ""penis"". (Feel free to replace ""penis"" with ""Pennsylvania"" or something you would find that more radio friendly.)
-Katie from Pennsylvania-"
- Slingbox #3
- ad times: 00:01-00:43 and 36:38-37:47
- Edited by: Erik
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