Tech News Today 90
Recorded: October 6, 2010
Published: October 6, 2010
Tech News Today 90: Video In The Toilet
The dirt on Facebook Groups, Cisco's telepresence for the home, Google TV is further outed, and more.
- Tom Merritt ( )
- Becky Worley ( )
- David Spark
- Motorola, Verizon to sell Droid business phone - ummm it's a Blackberry
- Sure Microsoft is suing Motorola over patent violations, but that shouldn't get int he way of partnering right? That's what Steve Ballmer said today in Germany. Well what he said was "We are always exited to collaborate with anybody who wants to collaborate with us." Is that a promise or a threat? Motorola co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha seems to take it as a promise. n an interview Tuesday at a technology conference in San Francisco, Mr. Jha said “I am open to finding ways to work with Microsoft, But it has to be a compelling offering.”
- But I mean really. Everybody's suing everyone in the mobile business these days. The Guardian has a great graphic of the gordian knot of cross-suing going on these days. So Motorola really shouldn't be taking it personally.
- I'll text you from the plane, could be a more common phrase soon. Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband (in collaboration with OnAir) will provide passengers on medium- and long-haul flights with "access to WiFi internet and mobile telephony services." That could mean SMS text messages as well as voice and data servcie for GSM phones. Singapore Airlines expects to roll it out to planes in the first half of 2011.
- If you are a fan of streaming movies on netflix, you'll like this news, a new distribution deal with Sony! in exchange for reduced access to DVDs in exchange for lower fees and more rights to stream movies to your home. Spokesman Steve Swasey confirmed that Netflix and Sony have reached another “28-day” arrangement, similar to the ones Netflix has reached with the other three studios. creating an earlier window for streaming new movies
- Nokia N8 going on general sale October 22, available online October 15 AT Nokia's online store, later than promised October 1st
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I may not have the details right, but I'll ask anyway, today's Facebook announcement begs the question, once you become a member of a group, who controls it's private/public attribute or attributes? Is their a single owner of the group that can at a whim make a private groups activities public? All this Facebook privacy stuff is always never quite obvious to me.
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