Google Super Bowl Ad, Project Titan, Social Media and portable computing.
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Show Notes Episode 20
What’s new in tech!
- Google Super Bowl Ad
- Facebook project Titan
- Is Social Media too fast?
- Will Google become your ISP?
Discussion of the Cast
Portable computing: iPad and Apple products
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1. Things Babies Born in 2011 Will Never Know
Think back 15, 20, or 25 years…have you ever wondered if there were things that we never knew about or how important they were to someone else. Well in 2011, items such as video tape, paper maps, dial-up Internet, travel agents and wired phones will be things of the past. Listen as we chime in on items that will be obsolete soon and discuss items that will stand the test of time.
2.Mac App Store
The Mac App store is an excellent addition to Apple OS family. We find out who’s been doing their research and who hasn’t this week as we open up the Mac App Store. The App Store opens up a host of new opportunities for Mac users and could prove to be very financial healthy for Apple and 3rd party developers.
3.Verizon iPhone announcement, Details, & AT&T Response
This week brought several comments about the iPhone joining the Verizon network. After Verizon missed its opportunity a few years back, Verizon is set to make a splash in the cell business with the iPhone. Verizon has a strong 3G network and was rated the 2nd best cell phone carrier domestically in 2010. We hope the move is beneficial to the consumer and not just the pocketbooks of these companies.
First, thank you to all our listeners who tuned into our live CES 2011 stream. Please send us your thoughts on CES 2011. What is your favorite announcement from this year’s events? Were you disappointed or expected something else? Send us your thoughts at email@example.com. Thanks listeners!
5. iTunes: I’m not happy!
Steve is fuming over his recent interaction with the support of iTunes, as any rational person would be. Receiving forum posts from 2006 as a form of support is neither sufficient or professional in our eyes. Dave puts in his two cents and is not surprised by the lack of support. Apple misses the mark big-time this week.
This weekend we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first steps on the moon. British Airways was dealt the heaviest fine in GDPR regulation history which shows European agencies are making a statement of their seriousness. The French government passed a new 3% digital tax on internet companies that many U.S entities are calling unfair, untimely, and unjustified. The inventor of the computer password, Fernando Corbato, has passed at the age of 93 and his influence on the industry cannot be undervalued. And of course, we touch on the FaceApp craze and debacle that ensued over the last week.
Internet activists cheered the 3-2 decision by the FCC to pursue regulated Internet Service Providers as a telecommunications company. The battle is just beginning in the telecommunications war. Another big headline is the continued growth of the Silicon Valley, a major headquarters hub for tech giants. Residents are shining a light on the downsides of continued growth in this areas. Also, we sadly report on the death of a young girl resulting after a spat on Facebook and the death of an 18-year old after a friend encouraged suicide via text messaging.