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Episode #49 - Android Love
« on: May 17, 2010, 10:19:26 pm »
We have just posted up Episode #49 of Weekly Tech Update.  Below are the show notes and more.
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Google Android Surpasses iPhone in USA 2:12
I find this remarkable that Android based devices have now surpassed the iPhone in terms of sales in the USA.  Android runs on many platforms and has been greatly improved while the iPhone is a single platform that honestly hasn’t seen huge improvements over the years.  Way to go Android!


Google to abandon its Nexus One online store 8:32
I just received my unlocked Nexus One from the store and now I find out that it is being closed.  As devices get released so fast, this doesn’t surprise me.  Many people don’t see the value of an unlocked device either so saving money by suckering for a contract and a “free” phone appeals to more people.


Google & Verizon Launching iPad “Killer” 12:10
I have a feeling that this won’t be a killer at all, but with Tegra 2 focusing on the Android Platform (Google) and Google releasing their own Tablet, this could be a great alternative for those that don’t want to ride the AT&T/iPad wagon.


Yahoo! Increases US search share, Bing up again 19:00
Yahoo gains 0.7% and Bing gains 0.1% in the last month and while that doesn’t seem like a lot – this has been an 11-month trend with both companies gaining.  The flip side is that Google is starting to slip.


Hulu Keeps Flash Alive 22:35
Although HTML5 is getting a lot of support in favor of Flash from Adobe, Hulu is still holding onto the much debated and hated Adobe flash (hated by Steve).  Flash offers some benefits that are not found – including DRM.  If videos weren’t DRM protected on Hulu, content providers would leave and there would be no more Hulu.


EA Introduces one-time-use ‘Online Pass’ for Sports Games 27:07
In an attempt to make up for poor game sales on crappy EA titles, they are now planning on introducing a one-time-use ‘online pass’ that will make the second owner of a game pay a fee in order to play online.  No more gamestop, sharing games, or fun on the PC if EA has anything to say about it.  TIP: MAKE BETTER GAMES AND PEOPLE WILL BUY THEM = MAKE YOU MONEY!!


How to fix what's wrong with PC Gaming 31:00
GamesRadar has posted up a list of things that will fix the PC gaming industry.  Unfortunately, I don’t see get rid of EA anywhere on their list.  The do make some good points though. 


Quit Facebook Day – May 31, 2010 36:50
People are getting tired of the Facebook privacy policy changes and they are leaving.  Unfortunately, 400,000,000 people are staying but we’re up to 4109 at the time I write the shownotes.  Check out the page and see what Facebook is really up to and see if you want to be part of the system. 


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Re: Episode #49 - Android Love
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 07:42:23 pm »


Quit Facebook Day – May 31, 2010 36:50
People are getting tired of the Facebook privacy policy changes and they are leaving.  Unfortunately, 400,000,000 people are staying but we’re up to 4109 at the time I write the shownotes.  Check out the page and see what Facebook is really up to and see if you want to be part of the system. 




They are up to 5400+ people committing to quit now, somehow I have a feeling they need to get at least 50,000 people signed up before anyone actually takes notice.....

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Re: Episode #49 - Android Love
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 07:50:39 pm »
Another funny Facebook stat according to this artice:

http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/05/17/does-facebook-traffic-data-show-any-fallout-from-privacy-issues/

Facebook claims to have gained 10 million users since April.21 (less than a month), so I'm pretty sure they don't really care about 5400 people, or even 50,000 people for that mater (probably wouldn't even care about 500,000 people leaving)