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Hi there Clayton Morris you know in a world dominated by the iPhone these days everyone talks about a phone that could be the iPhone killer.
Could a company come along and make a phone that says to heck with your iPhone.
We're gonna make something completely different well that's what Microsoft has done and -- big -- and this is a new line of phones out this week from Microsoft on Verizon.
And it's a big gamble for a company that has been working on this project called project pink.
For a few years let's take a look this is -- -- into this is the more expensive model at 99 dollars is the snazzy packaging pulled out of two.
Make no mistake about it this phone McCain too is not designed to be an iPhone.
It has no app store it's really designed to be a social networking fall where I can jump in FaceBook and Twitter.
And have all of my social networks in one place on one strength.
This is the home screen what Microsoft calls the loop.
And everything that I do in my social life is in the -- FaceBook Twitter MySpace all of its right here -- aggregated in one place.
And if I want us send a message to one my friends.
-- drag and drop it right down here into -- bottom part that I can jump into that spot and see what I've saved and I can send that out to my friends in one quick blast.
Microsoft is banking on the fact the kids might not want to play games on the phone they simply want to live in their social networks.
This phone might be the best example of that plus -- comes with a slide out keyboards have kids can punch out text messages pretty quickly doesn't have a virtual keyboard.
It has a capacity of touch screen for scrolling.
-- -- -- has 88 megapixel camera so take some nice photographs as -- the cheaper 49 dollar model that can one.
Has a five megapixel camera that kind of looks -- the -- compact.
Not that I know so what about music I hear you asking out there well fear not the Zune is built right into the phone that's Microsoft's own version of their iPod.
-- -- millions of songs right to the phone wirelessly.
The real story here might not be on the phone at all there's -- -- website and they're calling it the studio.
And it's sort of keeps a snapshot of your day along the timeline you can scroll -- bottom.
And it almost acts like a diary so I could go back a week and see what I was doing where I was -- photos I shared what text messages shares fall in one place.
In the studio the real question for Microsoft.
Is Willis sixteen year old daughter -- hey mom and dad I want an iPhone for.
Hey mom and dad I want it can't.
-- -- -- -- So that is the question do you think that this is your right towards teenagers do you think this is -- home run and I you know I was.
I was dubious person any of the announcement.
Last month there was a last month and I have to say you know.
Despite shortcomings and I'm fairly impressed with that I thought okay this is if they think is an underserved market this teenage market they may have hit a home run here -- -- what -- -- -- I don't know if it's underserved and I also think that they marketed it very little bit off on the demographic that they've been targeting that -- eighteen to 25.
Right that's that's where they're going yeah yeah.
And those users in particular love to customize their phones they want to put on what they want to put on there.
These -- -- pretty much locked down you're not what they can't wait is what you -- me go to the web and you can do different things.
But you can't download apps you can't do different stuff than -- they're closed well I think it's actually can skew younger in fact be aging you're talking about might be more appropriate.
You know in this sort of twelve to sixteen range where parents have more impact and having that control is he's been a good thing and I will say I should say that.
I am impressed with the hardware and -- did a good job.
But I also think again Microsoft is so confusing right now because they've got this and it's not even on the same track as windows phone seven which is coming out in the fall.
DJ -- the chairman -- it'll be great forensic -- find out where you were Saturday night -- 1130.
So yeah it's gonna hit kind of creepy got to look back you can see -- your text messages all your photos everything from that life.
People I think everyone sort of making -- hubbub about the data plan that Verizon service play -- dollars a month.
Even that's not technically a Smartphone but the barrier to entry is a lot lower than a lot of a lot of Smartphones fifty dollars hundred dollars.
You can wanted to when -- Minus 1490.
Italy's army had style 140 -- forty -- -- -- there.
But I mean it did look the iPhone three G is also 99.
And my friend that and the pre.
You know you can get the pre in the same price point and there's a lot -- android opportunity in the -- space you have to.
Sort of balance those those funds which are full function or multi function.
Devices with a lot of flexibility against this which -- to your point is very much a not really you -- because you can't really call social networking I put you know task but they are.
Much more focused com I -- my biggest concern is not meant so much with the pricing or the or the market assignment it's are the people who are buying is the same people we're gonna remember what happened with that with the psychic and with danger.
And worried that Microsoft really cannot be.
You know cannot be trusted at this point to operate.
You know to sell Smartphone that's a different Microsoft does a great job cloud storage.
And so Microsoft does does on -- -- do a great job cloud -- so.
You know was that -- and it was that an anomaly you know people Google calendar was down this week to get into.
My Google calendar for a lot of stuff that's truly it was anomalous but it was also a situation where you had a device architecture that.
Simply couldn't operate without that back and storage and people -- being told don't turn off your phones if you do you're gonna lose everything.
That's not gonna happen with this one but it's still it's a bit of -- worry I.
I usually -- That is something I like the most is the fact that you can that everything's getting backed up on a constant basis you have to do anything it's not like that's how you only can access that that -- means that.
You no longer have to what you dropped their fault you that your kid loses that phone.
Find it's all except for video it's all out -- studio is great because it's also give you that timeline but it's really studios about collecting everything that you have -- online it's kind of the same -- -- from there to you can drag it right from there and share it very very smart.
The problem that I have is I don't have a guarantee that that intelligence that innovations can carry over to windows phone seven.
Everything's kind of split up.
We also been mentioned the fact that this also is I don't mind another senate as you get help and advice right now you know Microsoft rolls out -- Zune HD in the fall of last year and then basically does the market that.
And now it's part of this other phone so -- -- it and I'm glad it's -- there.
But again it's hard to trust that Microsoft is really going to stick with anything the way they approached.
These products yeah Andrew writes that Sharon is that the pre pluses about fifty dollars now -- -- -- drop that price.
And someone else for him chat room Andrea says I like the idea that has a keyboard.
Unlike the iPhone I'm sure the I'm sure that the parents will like the price point better than the iPhone.
The -- that keyboard and you know that was when it -- they didn't have with the device was not keyboards so much -- was -- try to take photos.
With the keyboard sliding out you know you and here's here's -- -- here take this take photos and they can't hear it as you're trying to focus -- you're constantly.
So -- pushing up wanted to to like you know what we do this I would -- one handed photo taking right now.
Yeah I screen -- I couldn't hold that send out of us could hold it steady when we are doing that that was so one little odd problem what if they have the screen flip remember.
Good idea I remember that we take a success.
I think if they stop trying to market it hard core 218 to 25 with the sort of sexy images and they say this is about living a social life.
And having it having it whenever you need it wherever you need -- they'll start to win I think right now that they're in trouble.
-- -- cubicles and.
That that I thought I think that's sidekicks are generational I use this field with 30.
I started to lose interest after -- psychic period I've moved on the blackberries and iphones.
You know is.
His friend Michael Garber will say in desperation was -- it like this sort of market exasperation and so these fifteen year old CD eighteen year old CC to twenty fighter and they really wanna you wanna have a device that.
Makes them feel a little little -- Listen I'm a -- or others say if I'm a parent and I'm the one -- buying these devices what do -- a problem by getting it can only because.
Who knows what they're -- on and -- -- on -- pre Bruno on an android device.
I'm a parent and I'll tell you why I would not buy that.
The price that that that data plan immediately says we just bought my daughter a phone and just -- -- -- for texting and to make sure we can check in non.
And we got really low priced plan actually -- T-Mobile for -- -- that actually doesn't care about -- probably.
-- has a little bit of what's going on they can't.
You're just to get that -- have to pay all that much money yet money on it do its best and the parents a price cut.
Still -- and chat -- is honestly think the iPhone is that phone it's the phone for starters and and techies I think that's why it's done so well that's true we have -- the iPhone to my parents my both my parents -- an iPhone my -- 75 and uses it he's realtors use it with such -- I mean and I and I had been like the sprint instinct phone.
He even how to turn it -- You can -- well there's one mean there's one selling point for you know for parents are for or for younger customers for the -- and that is.
Because there is no app store there's no side -- side long revenue stream you're not gonna be then paying for additional -- not going to be doing.
That additional investment in the platform also there's -- there's not the same degree of -- in.
For this device now you might come along to -- chance -- will I really do need to get another.
Win seven slash teen series phone because I've got my entire life story here.
You can studio I don't want him behind so that's going to be really interesting if they do get any sort of adoption with this phone.
What kind of come.
Legacy lock in that creates by having that -- there.
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All right other big stories of the week.
Well then why you don't -- to talk where this indebted tweaks rolled out this week.
Gave us an option of tools to use if we want to take twit -- much the way we would share or embed video on YouTube and take that chunk of code.
And then put it on our web sites put it on our blogs share basically.
Boat tour also made it nearly impossible to do because it takes like eight steps to do it and then it could food is like this long so a lot of web sites really don't recognize it.
What do they think it.
Tourist was easy and simple -- digital -- and I should be implemented within the feed itself -- you have to take the current.
Go to different slides that kept him long long code -- puts more should be an embed but just like there is and on most hideous it there should be an embed widget.
In the stream doesn't get it so yeah -- this link this or whatever -- -- -- this when I was.
It was -- -- the Twitter that it grew so fast you know what's so little that it's always playing catch up on some of these basic features and I think it was that that web page that -- what's -- -- -- -- -- -- a massive amount of stuff to do it again that is crazy -- Yeah you kind of begin to understand why maybe it's a difficult off on our own website pizza -- com we actually build something so -- could have.
Suites within our page that role as part of -- -- -- content river and it wasn't that easy for us to do and we actually.
Had to do things you would hope -- controls like -- on the -- that entering -- so that certain hash tags from certain people appear on the.
Page yet brilliant yet.
It would be check out agrees although that I found using called -- shots it's actually a lot easier and we need it.
Yeah I honestly the way we used to do is to seek a screen shot.
You know of the tweak it's it's doing it this way but it's a lot -- the codes -- -- -- -- and check out if you need to embed -- check out -- shots.
Some people -- a -- remark netbook question.
-- accuse is my -- -- was cheaper about 300 dollars and I can do a lot with it.
Until I -- has more apps that justify a much higher priced at I'll keep my netbook and that's a question of the day we're asking chat room right now.
Our net book.
Sales being hurt by -- might when he figures are working on that beneficial.
I I was just taking a look at the that the story and silver to an overt that fortune covered it a little bit as well there was that there is there is an indication that netbook demand.
Dipped in the early part of the year and really -- downward in in March now.
It's not necessarily causal it's not necessarily saying the reason this is happening is because the -- If you look at interest surveys that go along with that something like 44% of potential netbook buyers said they were interest in the united -- they would consider the -- instead.
-- personally I don't I don't necessarily think it's -- I think it's it's -- more Pacific cyclical thing with the netbook.
I do think what -- what we do you see happening is that people are.
Buying the -- and seeing that there laptop -- goes down -- desktop usage goes down.
A lot of the sort of casual computing and we're doing is now being taken over by the iPad outside computing if you would -- And so as more and more people start to see that that may affect the netbook.
The netbook demand but you know it's true and net book gives you a certain degree of flexibility on the road.
And it's her degree of flexibility in what you're doing just may not be a.
Compelling experience for every Michael -- writes in the chat room he says that it did afford netbook decline is not calls -- look at the -- it starts in October before I had was even announced right.
That network is sort of -- -- product of really tough economic times.
It grows up you can -- sort of hit at the exact right moment because this is probably the cheapest.
Laptop you could ever buy.
And they've really worked well and it would it allow people -- still get a computer.
You know for family members -- -- the second or third computer in the house.
And that drove it in part there was a proliferation of options they were all under 400 dollars somewhere maybe it touched over that.
But over time throughout that year or so where they were kind of rising up there were also kind of changing into more traditional laptop so -- whole concept of netbooks.
All by itself disappearing.
You you know it is going to be a category that will sort of go away as you get.
You know 100% keyboards.
Eleven or twelve inch screens but those -- still netbooks that running Windows 7 so.
I think it has very little if anything to do with the rise of the -- To those who get here in this dances I just want to well -- -- separate story here.
-- rights and Jeremiah that is really new category device but I agree I had a desktop in the -- does everything I would do -- -- second computer web games photos movies.
I have to -- personally for me -- and it's got the three G I don't pick up my laptop very much anymore.
And I do a lot of the computing you know that I can do on the -- now -- -- surfing the web constantly although I'd love to be able to find.
You know what -- to be better news experience right now on -- feel -- every -- check the app store because they want.
You I want.
News organizations to jump on board get their apps out there and what's taken so here but if he's also want -- I don't I don't want the absentee crap and then Steve Jobs gets nasty.
This week with a New York Times application apparently reports he's not he's.
Not it's not happy with it and there's a -- -- it does come because glass house apps that makes a good reader called I think early edition -- it's worth checking out there's instant paper which has an incredibly.
Loyal following as a movements -- yet is just an incredible offline reading experience and then you have the that -- media companies themselves meantime times that this has faced a little criticism.
Some some justified some not the New York Times that of course Steve when after but it it it's not clear how you differentiate.
The really good web experience.
And make that something that's worth downloading a single from seven we have an -- We have an updated it for the iPad yet it's not clear whether AOL's gonna choose to do so because it is -- boasts the site experience on and on evidence of it.
Well I think it's gonna take about three to six months for the apps are really matures -- the -- -- us -- and you know.
Something about the New York Times app when it first came I said this can't be this can't you know I think -- -- minute.
For me up I'm pretty sure they're working on a -- it out.
You know to go along with.
The -- that the put up next here and you did with the new -- times -- and -- times yes I.
I just wonder if it.
It's tremendous amount of pressure on these publishing company needs to do something exciting on the -- and yet it's coming sort of from the outside some of their readers.
And it's coming a lot from apple.
The fact that Steve Jobs took apart you know the New York Times -- is.
Kind of comical because that was the one he -- well I don't -- wasn't he the one that you showed models more robust it was a more robust version it's the one I don't think he's been released yet right right well we're gonna play the editor's choice one this is a good choice so this is not the full New York Times he'd -- -- -- think Peter was just referring to I think that's when they showed on stage on which doesn't exist unfortunately and because of -- the Kindle.
Subscription agreement or maybe because of the Kindle subscription agreement that they haven't released a full content and -- yeah.
How serious -- -- this is not easy for publishing companies to to deliver on all these platform -- this is a lot of pressure because everything is different -- -- got.
Do a different way of delivering content for the I can't get to the -- for the -- You may have a different view slightly different way for the Sony computer and then -- And -- They're not sure which way to turn this is really aren't -- and I think that's that's gonna make your timeline stretch out even more especially on the contents -- -- outside you're absolutely right -- that.
It where is he tremendous great -- apps over the next -- that the next twelve months total.
Let's hope that they're good otherwise Allen might make fun of the president of maintenance.
-- showing up here you watch it every afternoon for -- -- you don't get it right after your stories.
Check out what happened with the -- the other day she made a commercial.
The funny -- -- iPhone commercial and then apparently apple wasn't too happy about it let's roll the whole thing.
All I got trouble and recently because of well today -- got in trouble I didn't fake commercial for the iPhone and I -- yesterday but this is this is what it did.
-- the iPhone but he knew all kinds of things.
I can text.
-- -- That's who they hope that's not he can do so much with this stuff so good yeah.
And he got here.
-- -- my glasses on.
-- -- -- -- -- I didn't -- to send them.
That's not what I wanted to send.
I have to say he didn't mean to send that fun.
Just a minute.
I think I've.
-- -- -- -- Okay.
-- was funny a bunch of people thought it was funny you know -- -- that was funny.
Yet that's what apple -- They thought that I and made it look like it's hard to use and I just wanna say that I'm sorry if I mean it looked like the iPhone is -- -- use.
It's not hard to use I have -- my phone Porsche has my phone.
I just learned how to -- on an iPhone it's it's only phone and I can text on and I love it I love my -- I love my five.
I love I hop that giving.
So I everybody Apple's Steve Jobs mr.
-- -- -- -- So.
Dan Dan from Aston says that was funny.
Will move to K race that -- L -- that's me hit me wrong he's on the iPhone Michael writes that come on.
Wasn't that stuff -- stuff a cheap shot percent to be made Allen look stupid but that's me.
I do agree I think it made her.
Really don't you can't text in -- yeah accidentally go to a map for fun with it I didn't -- she's got him on I don't know.
I also think the -- -- three years too old though I think -- mean when I don't like it came out you know.
Widens into the act and -- innocent of anything with -- -- -- too afraid of something but she is or isn't -- like the least threatening person on TV again I don't know animals wearing yeah when he -- basically like you know she's wrong.
Yeah iPhone is is the most intuitive device probably on the planet I've seen that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Seems fairly clear that I hey it's saying -- I don't -- and I think we're all yeah I mean that that the real the real question and this is on the retirement for the -- What what kind of hammer.
Came down on Alan you know what what size -- -- was delivered to her her husband's office a tough because you can't.
I mean she did took -- look like she's gonna cry I mean she felt she clearly felt.
It's elements bolted -- -- -- and it you know if it was a relatively innocent and but I think it's -- was pointing out earlier this this is.
This goes to the heart of Apple's brand usability the interface this is the real device and you said it was really going after this the actual -- -- well and I also said that apple.
Apple knows that these things can go viral and they lose control so they had to put a stamp on it now -- eight and that's actually the way it'll play I think that's the clip that -- -- and going from this point on Perez Hilton right L and certainly the context of -- holidays are made a mistake and kind of changes all spent.
But apple likes to control.
Everything about their products in their brand and this went way outside the scope of what they're comfortable with period.
It to be sure that -- had eighty.
But after that effort at a casino it was a review of the usability the phony it's just there's you can do so much with it she just was I don't have -- jumping on this map over here -- -- -- -- order coffee.
But in order to -- garrido and triple -- happens phones -- should we make one hit -- center.
I don't parity it didn't need to have a class and it got a phone -- Nobody does go to the heart of what apple you know apple tries to do -- -- obviously speech to the folks at -- there there I mean they're passionate though they do every day I mean they get up and -- really feel like they're making products that help people do things better and more easily so if -- it's a little -- of character attack in some -- to save -- date your -- are actually doing that you know.
Do you think -- maybe a little bit of the cumulative effect right now because we're in that in the wake of the Adobe apple you know sort of imbroglio where they're fighting about the future of flash and -- and Steve Jobs comes out and says something really hard about another company.
And you start to get this perception that Apple's playing hard ball.
Everywhere everywhere and -- not the.
-- anymore right that used to be it used to be Microsoft was the big ugly beast you know and everyone was.
And everyone was like Microsoft's rule the world to stick an Internet Explorer on everything their monopoly in on Apple's a little guy rob rob that you can't say that anymore about them.
That was what -- the developers conference their own developers conference say try to pretend like they're small.
Yeah they're not small anymore.
Your big company get wouldn't stop acting small yet the this Adobe situation is really -- -- on a couple levels one of them being this.
This hint that.
There's antitrust action being considered in the near the FTC and yes he's here sort of mulling over according the post and Wall Street Journal who's gonna who's gonna take the lead on that.
Well the problem is that apple only has 6% of the Smartphone market.
It's not a monopoly and and you can't beat antitrust regulation is not to prevent you from taking over market -- it's too.
Moderate the behavior of those who have so.
It's all in all sources it's like that you know with the movie that network.
You -- the contents and distribution and the theaters and cable channels and -- right and and I and I think when we get down to the level of what developer tools are appropriate I mean this is this is something where you can look very easily yet.
The game console business a lot of other phones a lot of other embedded platforms.
You know nobody's going to Microsoft and saying you have to allow us to use flash to develop for the Xbox.
That's an incredibly expensive incredibly closed platform.
And nobody saying anything along lines of this is.
This is a monopoly that -- they have to open up their platform for development apple has.
By you know by rights gone from an extremely closed iPhone.
To a relatively open I found the problem from a lot of developers is just that there's a single gatekeeper not that there's a single development platform but that there's one person winning -- -- Com.
We have as a gatekeeper here on the show gonna take a quick commercial break and we'll be right back against games.
It's that are equal to sort of -- well they feel they're not really they're not saying it prequel but -- Takes -- there if you want but.
That Spielberg film like themselves cool that's sort of hand.
I can't we can -- these sort of thing you have it.
My wife is -- of the gate and then she loves leverage now because it reminds -- you think that's that's.
Yet I hear that song -- their -- non.
And yet the trouble -- asked to -- like we're we're gonna do.
Welcome back -- -- gadgets -- games a lot of other stories we get to today let's talk about Google's new look.
Google rolled out a bit of -- change for search results.
Kevin if you throw this up on the screen this is what you get now and if you're able to zoom in on that are not.
Offense -- that went and different at all a lot of guys.
Material well you know strong element you -- -- -- at -- -- that you get a number of different style results there what's different about this is this.
Why you know why -- like the control panels just moved over.
Yes well they've had they've had that column that -- and you start with the closed since the options column right and it looks like they're just keep printing it out.
You know the thing that's happened mean the most well mostly in this change -- -- and attendance in the mobile search result is that.
Google realizes now that while I can't really change their home.
Can you do next to nothing they can do whatever the -- they want to the results and -- going further and further along this path so it's to get everything news belongs.
Images books and then you click down from more and get even more stuff there they're also adding -- Google squared which is the the sort of comparison.
Searching you know -- -- like this or is it like that.
I mean that -- really thinking about this is how many.
Impressions how many millions and billions of impressions get this homepage this is probably the most.
You the most pored over user experience.
On the web.
So if it whatever they do is gonna have some sort of impacting the -- -- -- they test they try this out and small slices.
So they thought it through you know I don't know whether users are really gonna know the difference Andrew writes and chat room -- looks more like being all I I.
Think they've been doing more and moving a little bit faster ever since being came on the scene Microsoft's -- because you know I wrote that it -- -- -- right -- -- they organize your results pretty well.
I will say that I still find you and I hate to say this because it's it's I didn't think it was so.
I still get better.
Results through Google is still get one when push comes to show -- -- have a long query I'll get a better result from Google but the organization -- -- still speaks to me now.
I see Google saying all right yeah we got ready can be organized.
Yeah -- Google buckles.
Not say that it was archaic looking -- -- it's very samples and it's easy all the tabs on the side.
The left very and it sort of expand.
Get -- -- let them guys street does look -- like being.
You wrote a column on.
It on -- on -- -- about.
Something else from Google tells about it yes.
-- released goggles translate yesterday.
And -- take a look at about two weeks ago I sent on a couple of the developers that Google here there city.
And we just went -- -- and -- it worked really really wells really surprised by it.
I spoke to one of the heads of the Google translate here on the show it was a guess if you wanna go back in the archive and watch when video podcasts.
Few with a few months ago now when some of the new.
Tools were being rolled out.
Interesting stuff what did you find because you're doing so both on the phone personally tried it out in the field were using a couple of different phones as.
The device weasels the next as far as since turning into quite a while I believe goggles is being released for her one point six and -- yeah all the platforms.
I was awarded.
-- -- -- -- -- -- If you're trapped so the the -- that he is -- was at a restaurant the menu isn't Spanish cancer expansion can't -- Spanish.
Fired up goggles take a picture of it -- it -- about less than five seconds.
Translated and said.
You're gonna have squid with -- or whatever what's you did -- little.
He took a photo of a specific selection from the menu that looked interesting brown and it translated all of that and yet it did pretty much got to translation spot on there was spot on -- -- we also I also took a look at a Spanish newspaper took the first craft from an article and translate it it was.
The syntax is a little bit off here and -- but you get the gist of what was going.
Q yeah to a person who doesn't speak a language in just needs to general general health like it's even read the powerful -- perfect for traveling.
What if I was down.
Programs they have a language and -- happening languages.
I think it translates into fifty -- languages at the moment.
But it's constantly evolving -- that -- -- products that you know it's gonna change over time when when they really do entries Google glasses.
And I'm Nat translation get an editor of the -- that we didn't like this X respects -- roots in the back of boy's life to have worked it was just like a little cellophane over -- and I.
Don't look -- I wanted to it was again you know in and I want them and we get those girl's school to be able to see through stuff.
Didn't work completed one -- -- -- hope.
What other things that I was hoping for was I asked them what can it.
Can do currency conversions -- that well I was absolutely you Fata.
Are you kidding c'mon you gonna travel -- I know what.
Yeah the communities are -- -- have a bunch of like bill and you just you know you're on products -- -- -- -- -- it's like my discounters like -- -- -- 500000 -- yeah is that is that -- hundred dollars that right now without notice what does that it was just really funny when they said no hadn't really thought about that also -- cash deal and that's actually been confrontational and -- so much easier than what they're doing aren't exactly right.
I would tell people throw things at Google like that could you do that it's that things that we want to thank except I want there to be -- -- I want there to be a free service for genealogy.
On the way -- and -- ancestry dot com tonight I want -- free service right and it's obviously gonna folks -- Google entered your house is a you know last year I sit.
-- -- genie out Google genealogy.
Own it you don't think so great that would be without all the.
All ancestry dot com right now groaning and yeah.
I just think it was really cool about what Google's doing an emotional handheld devices is that they've got rid of the need for tagging like putting.
-- -- a period of time where to get things done they put like a special bar code a special.
-- tag on different things were quick to phonetically you'll get -- out or they don't -- a special code.
It's not necessary what Google keeps doing with their tools is letting you use the real world and -- -- -- use Google shoppers in the -- shopper.
You know scan a bar code all just shoot a product -- get all the prices for that right on the phone.
I love that stuff and it's just the wage war.
You know what's ironic about that is if you go to the blog posts on the Google mobile blog announcing Google translate.
They say you can go to the android market place and download or just -- this Q -- -- -- -- yeah but it.
So you may be a leader ahead of the curve in terms of for getting rid of this -- -- and on this super tech question here in the chat room a dog person writes -- -- -- chat room.
Says please explain for us non techies will Google Chrome is was -- -- yeah.
Tell me and that's going to -- this too but it's senate using Internet Explorer because I'm sure that's probably what you're using right now it is a web browser it's very fast I found it to be it's the one I use -- all the time -- on safari I think it's.
By far the fastest -- web browsing experience.
It works great.
On PC works great on a Mac to the Mac clients that you guys -- fights and got little glitches here and there with the with chrome on the Mac yet.
But doesn't the plug -- and I should note for the record that cat people primarily use Firefox and -- people are mostly out of breath I don't know where that comes up but it's a dog person is ideal all the -- the yet group chrome chrome on the Mac doesn't have all the -- support yet but it is quite brisk.
And it's worth checking out chrome on chrome on windows is -- really are.
Located at all those extensions and easier for example on my favorites is the last pass I use that -- -- I -- a password manager and they got the extension for chrome and so now because that was my last thing that was the one thing I didn't happen chrome some and always have to go back to IE.
So now I don't mean and it is -- -- -- to be fair to Microsoft you know we just saw this week and I was talking to them they are rolling out the IE nine platform.
Which is probably the fast -- nine I've ever -- but right now it's really skeletal there isn't even a place to put in a URL you have to.
Patient but until that comes out I'm going to be using -- -- will use.
I he's -- Ellman that I bounce -- Firefox is the last couple weeks for me on my Mac -- has -- I think it's a little trash issue I agree with you had to -- whatever reason what you know that they slip stream the updates will probably got nothing that's not as good news when it happened or they do it without you decide turns on it should always just check here check liver cancer -- versions on -- -- -- Hey let's split -- -- less red -- the -- Rating system so if enough and they were operating system operating system of course is.
Windows -- -- running windows probably or you're running.
Mac OS-X snow leopard or earlier versions of you're operating system.
Google's working on their chrome operating system which is going to be basically like a cloud operating system in many ways it's gonna.
Brought a lot of netbooks -- hope -- -- hoping it's gonna run -- a lot netbooks is that a good description of it.
There's no desktop.
I mean they think everything is and perhaps they can do everything alliance -- right everything you knew just talking before about him that the cloud is great I think it's fantastic for backing stuff up.
It's still scary if you have mission critical real time work to do it -- your Internet connection is also -- entire platform based on that now I I think it's fairly risky but.
Yeah we're still waiting for sort of love of for -- version is this beta is out there was still waiting to see first products rubbing it.
Wolf two cases -- -- -- using -- you say it isn't so I guess it's my website developing existence and wouldn't excuses I use the fly in the ointment of web development could create an ethical I don't -- as you guys are scaring me about chrome and and now you know about it chrome as we -- cards -- -- some you know big stories of the week.
Well actually I'll just don't know -- this chrome beat Firefox.
For the first time.
In speed and speed tests so that's a pretty big Bob milestone for chrome this week's fast and that lightning.
-- lightning made an old -- to the editing at a -- up until like 6%.
It is literally having a meteoric rise in in browser marketshare and they said that I was sitting it.
I'm just -- -- how much of that huge tribute to the European Union's new rules obviously wanted to drive Microsoft web laundering and yet -- -- basically if you get a computer.
In the European Union you'll get on your computer when you fired up the first and your choice of which browser choose.
Internet Explorer chrome and opera I think right and fire truck going Firefox -- it and there's I think one Q there's an an identity what it's like 12 to read all just there you get to pick which one you wanna use it how much you can do that has to do.
Now I -- real.
I honestly don't know because -- no idea how people would make that choice if they're not familiar with stuff.
But most likely they've been using Nike over in Europe for a long time anyway and my guess is the majority of people are still using -- -- so I don't know that that has a big impact I think it simply.
You know we're seeing the rise of some really good software and we're seeing things that have not moved as fast including Firefox which really had the -- behind it but it's -- -- Who does the prettiest icon that's -- -- look for.
-- has the prettiest and -- know -- no other browser has an advertising -- Google Google to for the first time I think.
Ever did advertising and they did it for Google Chrome the browser about the fall of the year I think it -- -- into what they did their Super Bowl ad for the for the search service but there aren't enough.
There is it.
It does this in part the advantage of having to products at the same brand name is you.
Double your potential impressions peoples know Google -- even if like dog person they don't know what it is.
11 point just in terms are really inside baseball it's worth making.
Is that Google Chrome is based on the -- court cut core technology web kit that Apple's safari is based on.
That the iPhone browsers based on that the android browsers based on.
So really any of these platforms that are using web kit is they're -- web browsing technology benefit from the performance improvements that are made at that at the ground level.
And it's all these different companies are working on this technology all these all these browsers -- center lifted by the same right.
Yeah it's a good point.
What else we want to talk about this week.
Actually have some video here of the new Netflix interface coming to -- -- very soon big.
-- -- You -- big and so it's you know.
The best part -- real -- first ball is what having access to Netflix but the problem with.
Having access to Netflix on -- you can't add anything here Q you have to go through your computer to do it.
This was one of the first big platforms come on how this would set top box -- would do this and I love the -- -- box.
Now you're gonna be -- -- search for titles add them to your -- you can already do that on I think -- next my spots yes there are Xbox you can -- -- down on the number of other platforms so this is just a smart duration -- they need to do.
-- the other new features the ability to search -- all this.
Let's watch post think rushing Santa really crummy stars ones that don't -- Nothing more annoying and pulling up what you think is gonna be a nice streaming experience and -- the stars as these strips -- gas tax status of that.
It doesn't onlookers who is scared that I can't say I and I'm I'm semi and -- love getting the Netflix through any of my Internet connected boxes and actually notes with my Blu-ray player now yeah but the interface is terrible it's sort of like it's really -- -- -- -- marks union -- yes.
Right and this is this looks ten times better -- when they Xbox experience it's a beautiful thing I listen to is that Netflix experience and Xbox is beautiful as well.
-- built that by the way Netflix and not the of that and it's just real that was yeah we -- we were checking into that impressed we thought it was coming directed methods but it's not.
I have to say that the Netflix we streaming disk is probably the only technology innovation aside from the -- that my children are excited about.
Because they they get it they they just completely understand oh cool and now everything's gonna visit her -- them for lives yet -- get -- -- smaller rise.
-- -- You just me give me my own transition there who might.
So we're gonna show this off in just a -- we'll see here so my lap so often just susceptible -- -- the apple selling 1000009 pads this week was announced that -- there enormous huge sadness that's what well next month you've got the three -- but Michael Garber who is -- -- -- -- they're made a great.
A great point that.
Yeah I think his his famous statement is there's a worldwide market for 50000 of anything.
You know you can do you have enough gadget hounds out there to buy 50000 of whatever product it is right but to sell a million of anything is heart criteria are answers.
That's that's success strategy doesn't feel -- our I think what -- I was talking to iRobot that sells the rumba the robot vacuum when when they were talking over a few years they've sold two million units.
They sold apple sold over one and I hit -- 28 they see I didn't obviously he had long 74 -- four -- -- forty's so.
-- iPhone had a million units pretty bright and comparing -- comparing anything that is contract latent with anything that's basically -- clears not necessarily apples and oranges because everyone is finding out the iPhone was buying.
A 600 dollar device plus two -- plus a two year contract so it's a much bigger sort of -- purchase decision but still 500 dollar product and that's we don't even know what the average selling of the base efforts on -- what could have been closer to that middle mid range of 600.
Face to sell a million of those that's you're you're getting close -- -- a billion dollars or -- looks Iraq over the other interview other apple story with the Verizon.
Verizon iphone's strength I if there's one question I get I think more than any other question and we'll get to this the second it's it's -- -- that the fifth.
Win is the iPhone coming to Verizon.
Yeah and yeah.
System that is that -- digital display -- -- didn't delay delay latest thing that's come up in this was covered on on on several sites in the past week is that.
What ever it was going to be if it was going to be a WW BC's second QQT were Q3 announcement for the new Verizon phone.
It's been pushed back.
And the reasoning or the rationale this is this is from I think broad point AM.
There and -- analysts saying saying that this is what he thought it happened.
The reasoning put -- is in order to get the -- three G data deal that eighteenth -- did which is fifteen dollars a month contract -- -- 25 dollars and 29 dollars month contract for.
Which they don't do for anything else right no other device that they provide connectivity for has that.
In order to get that.
The quid pro quo was that apple give them in the did that get eighteen -- -- additional six months' exclusivity and I -- and it's plausible we don't know yeah.
You're some plausible everything sounds plausible but the fact that matters apple worked on this product I've had for years and they weren't doing this deal with the eighteenth and probably some point last year problems didn't -- -- too.
To say that.
This is a recent development and it to suddenly got pushed back.
Doesn't make any sense to me -- and it's just everybody likes to tease and every analyst likes to sort of.
Hang something -- -- I know something I was talking to somebody who's talking to somebody you're -- it's nonsense I guess I feel like if I had to you know sort of come up with the percentage that say is it 20% chance that we'll hear about an a Verizon iPhone at the next at this event.
And there's also you know it's just get an 80% chance that we want and I really don't think we're going to hear about it until 2011.
Reading that particular -- -- -- like he doesn't have a very good trackers and sort of why awfully about all I heard this from my sources.
-- -- Change if you look at logic right exactly good point logic dictates first -- -- we've heard from apple before the they have not been a fan of CD NA technology which is what.
Which is what Verizon's network currently runs on it's an older standard.
And Verizon is moving towards their LTE network and -- I've spoken to Jeff Nelson Verizon.
A symbol of by the end of the year they're hoping 3030 cities now that may be conservative and immediate to fifty cities by the end of year when -- rule out.
You think apples in -- -- on the on a decent network which just went on full on you know on -- and -- sit wait and you don't think I don't wanna network that's not as good as other competing networks -- has a lot of cards I had no -- -- wait if it were already there.
Well the that's an excellent point about that -- -- people keep saying it's -- and I've said it's gonna be in LT fell and the problem is.
You can say they're gonna have a hundred million consumers covered at the end of in January 2011 that's what for a business has put on the table but that leaves a lot of dark red -- and you need you do need to.
Be looking at a hybrid device something that's -- CD NA.
LTE hybrid phone.
Which up till now we don't have a chip we don't have a radio -- does that yet right Qualcomm said it's coming.
They provided parts maybe they haven't try to parts nobody really knows.
If Qualcomm can show that radio they can do both LT NC DNA and we see it.
By June 1 in a working device I say we'll see -- Verizon iPhone in 2010 if we don't see it we don't see it.
I just also don't get the timetable right logically connect to the logical argument at Apple's been releasing their iphones in the summer.
They're on that timetable that's the road map right beneath the announcement in June we see a release in July in July whatever happens to be -- we'll -- this year who knows that -- circle.
Why in the fall of the year they -- recently released a Verizon iPhone when they usually release like their iPods in the fall of the -- September October time.
Makes no sense to answered in the summer in June in order to see in the fall and artists in the first quarter of -- toilet yet at this.
Consistent they're expected tends to be you know late winter for something completely different idea that -- -- I've spoken news sources have Verizon high level sources have said look.
This is something we want and something we're working on I it's gonna happen it's just a matter of when and when they get the timing down when it -- of these exclusivity agreements that no one seems to have any idea.
Expire anyone who sorted out there making conjecture no one knows -- there it's like it it's like the holy Grail right now of information in the tech world right if someone left.
Information on a -- But for me -- -- -- that was on reaction to recruit -- -- answered I -- this in my -- this just right but a great idea that was on reaction to rhetoric and it -- -- can -- that I'm holding this in my -- this just arrived about an hour -- actually it's a brand new Nintendo.
-- it's the black -- who -- on boxing isn't anything New -- It could -- anything else to come it's black and -- actually yes it is Baldwin both Wii Sports and Wii Sports resort.
Price tag really nice city itself of the motion plus it has and the -- yeah.
For resort here -- -- and it is.
I think this one's hard to get our -- -- -- -- that's what advice it's good I didn't know that Nintendo just announced that they have lower earnings and first time in awhile yeah that's that look at it was a -- though -- this until there's been so successful.
So long they still shipped twenty millions.
They still -- twenty million -- this quarter.
Even if that down ten that was the longest that was the longest constrained availability of any consumer product I can ever remember it was an entire year -- really amazing what he -- but now they're facing -- known towels coming out this year and -- Charles -- and motion -- -- -- how cool is it's conceived.
I'd I would be surprised -- -- -- that as out announced that their -- I -- -- friends and I'm hoping.
We see coupled like feeling flooding -- -- possible options file.
I -- very 20011.
-- security -- in -- PlayStation 2 releases their slimmer that's the PlayStation.
-- What what's is it just to reinvigorate.
Some of the marketplace right now I didn't do that -- -- I mean they do they released a monster thing was gigantic.
And it wasn't -- his -- Yeah I -- he has to read history every and then they regard Skinner right.
Because if PS3 it makes much more sense for it right.
And here's the we all.
So -- little one fluids and a flash controller policy then that's that's that's week.
And T this is what they should have done before so -- so you don't have only been nasty white hand prints.
You know did skin on the that I want to play hard yet I think that the you know.
A better -- cheater and -- thank -- -- -- I'm fencing mind my hands get.
-- camera out there you go my -- What do you have coming up on that PC -- lance.
What we've got us about going to be between live from the NASA to meet at the space shuttle next week I'm going to launch between life through -- -- -- -- -- -- that my -- -- -- through on -- gear logging PC -- And working on nine.
Whole bunch of other stuff cool.
Peter what -- -- -- -- -- protect -- we're working a lot of summer packages are now sort of for.
Just for all -- from world that we can I think.
Thing is -- yes we yes we are and by grows over the unofficial apple weblog what he is working on.
We're going to be announcing I think next week the winner of our first iPad giveaway which is exciting and we're also doing continuing coverage box dot net is doing an experiment with one business it's gonna get twenty ninth has an integrated with their operations.
We're going to be tracking them and covering the story as it evolves to see how it how it works -- like wild pigeons you gonna put little beacons on them exacts an amount of the wildly trying to figure -- -- tranquilizer darts in this and -- and taxes are all optional it's not mandatory so.
I just as this item in chat room from Michael -- says that according to their research at altimeter group -- found it.
Most -- pads were sold closer to the 1000 mark in the 500.
So they're -- -- 64 game balls closer to 64 gigabyte model purchasing stuff it's just they're selling it overseas.
I think he needs more let's let's start this woman was denied us.
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