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Episode 325

This Week In Tech 325: Squeezing Little Lemons



  • New media model, Google Transparency Report, Microsoft tablet tribulation, HP's u-turn, the huge milieu, and more.
  • A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs
    • Mona Simpson delivered this eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs, at his memorial service
  • In the battle for the living room, the ghost of Steve Jobs looms large
    • The major battles in the post-PC era will be fought just about any place where people watch movies and TV programs and listen to music.
  • Netflix Takes Up 32.7% of Internet Bandwidth
    • Sandvine Intelligent Broadband Networks’ report analyzed 200 Internet service providers in 80 countries and found that real-time entertainment apps take up 60% of peak downstream traffic.
  • YouTube launches broad entertainment venture
    • Google, Inc. said Friday that it's launching more than 100 new video channels, partnering with an array of Hollywood production companies, celebrities and new media groups.
  • A decade's worth of Windows mistakes that changed Microsoft (for better and worse)
    • An unvarnished history of Windows over the last decade turns up its fair share of failures and big mistakes.
  • Google warns that rate limits, overage fees are coming to Google Maps API
    • Google says that especially heavy users will probably be better off buying a Maps API Premier subscription rather than paying the overage fees. The company has also indicated that they are willing to make special accommodations for non-profit organizations on a case-by-case basis.
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  • IBM named its new president and chief executive today, Virginia Rometty.
    • Rometty currently serves as senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing and strategy and joined IBM as a systems engineer in 1981.
  • Steve Martin turns tweets into book
    • The book will be called "The Ten, Make That Nine Habits, of Very Organized People. Make That Ten," and will be a collection of Martin's tweets as well as responses from followers.
  • Justin Bieber has condemned legislation to make unauthorized streaming a felony punishable by five years in prison, calling it "ridiculous."
    • The legislation in question was introduced in the Senate in May, and makes it a felony to show 10 or more "public performances" by electronic means in any 180-day period.
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Notable Quotes

  • "Eileen, I need a sesquipedalian word immediately! And she runs. And she runs over with 'salubrious.'"
    • -- Leo





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Production Information

  • Edited by: --Brownie 11:26, 30 October 2011 (PDT)
  • Notes:
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