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Episode 180

This Week In Tech 180: How is Babby Formed



  • For 40 mins to 1 hr Google was flagging all sites on the web as spyware.The human generated list of malware sites accidentally included a line with / in, every site was marked as malware. Marissa Mayer at first tried to blame then later changed her post to say that it wasn't stopbadware's fault and apologised for the error.
  • The future of blogging: Micro blogging with Twitter
  • People moving from techmeme to friendfeed where you can have a group discussion about things.
  • Dis-aggregation where everything a fragments into all these little places like friendfeed, Twitter and Plurk, is happening.
  • Backtype aggregates comments from all different services, blogs, message boards etc. and allows you to search for a name or phrase you can claim your comments. You can subscribe to search results and receive updates whenever a search term is mentioned
  • DASH hardware no longer being produced.
  • True Romance
  • Twestival the world’s largest Twitter charity event
  • retweetradar
  • Forbes Top 20 Web Celeb
  • Google Obama bomb fixed in 4 days
  • Erudite Ferrets, a LOLCatz anti-meme.

Notable Comments

  • I kinda find this story refreshing... It's nice to know that as huge and important as Google is they can still make a bonehead mistake and just take the whole thing down. It's nice to know that... somebody can trip on the plug, a backhoe can take out rackspace.. it's kinda cool – Jason Calacanis (10:14)
  • Calacanis does impressions. mainly Christopher Walken and Jerry Seinfeld, throughout the show.
  • Calacanis miss quotes Charles Dickens.
  • I just think he's pompous – Jason Calacanis on Cory Doctorow (36:18)





The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (ABRIDGED)
  • General book discussion
  • Ad Time: 0:38-0:48 and 1:09:27-1:15:28

Production Notes

  • Recorded Date: February 01, 2009
  • Release Date: February 02, 2009
  • Duration: 1:45:18
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes:
  • Bromance Blooper
  • removed a few seconds of calling Pete back after the audible ad
  • removed false ending of the show.