TWIBS-02:We Really Don’t Swear

This week, we cover 15 crappy news stories, giving a disproportionate amount of time to the failed status of copyright law, and Leif complains far too much about apple. Will Google own your soul? Finally, see the fail that we call the end of the show, this week on TWIBS!

Get the Show here:

http://www.archive.org/download/TWIBS/TWIBS-02_vbr.mp3

Leif’s Twitter Stream: http://www.twitter.com/leifandersen

Jessie’s Twitter Stream: http://www.twitter.com/bdsb525

Email us twibspodcast@googlegroups.com

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AP’s monopolizations of things that they don’t own:

http://laboratorium.net/archive/2009/08/03/the_ap_will_sell_you_a_license_to_words_it_doesnt

Google Voice for military:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/audio-care-packages-for-service-members.html

Sony Contributes 5 open source programs:

http://www.blendernation.com/2009/08/04/sony-imageworks-releases-5-projects-as-open-source/

Cash for Clunkers:

http://curiouscapitalist.blogs.time.com/2009/08/04/the-confused-economics-of-cash-for-clunkers/?xid=rss-topstories

  • Stimulus

  • Environment

  • Income Distribution

Warren Jeffs begins to eat:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_12989388?source=rss

Why Apple Fails at life:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow/?p=10209

Eric Shmidt, Google’s CEO, resigned from Apple’s board of directors (and Steve Jobs comes back):

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1914350,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

Facebook now the fourth largest site on the web:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/04/facebook-is-now-the-fourth-largest-site-in-the-world/?awesm=tcrn.ch_2xqs&utm_campaign=techcrunch&utm_medium=tcrn.ch-twitter&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=twitter-publisher-main

Jailbreaking iPhone is a terrorist act:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/07/jailbreak/

Yahoo gives up to Microsoft:

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jul2009/tc20090728_826397.htm

Amanda Boman sued for $50,000 over a tweet:

http://mashable.com/2009/07/28/woman-sued-tweet/

“@JessB123 You should just come home anyway. Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Horizon really thinks it’s okay.”

Firefox, 1 BILLION downloads:

http://mashable.com/2009/07/31/firefox-1000000000-downloads/

FCC questions Apple, AT&T, and Google over Google voice app:

http://www.loopinsight.com/2009/07/31/fcc-investigates-apple-over-google-voice-app-rejection/

Microsoft fear Ubuntu and Red Hat Linux:

http://blogs.computerworld.com/microsoft_admits_to_sec_we_fear_linux_ubuntu_and_red_hat?source=rss_blogs

Harvard claims trademark on letter H:

http://tech.mit.edu/V129/N30/harvardtm.html

“Now it is also claiming the rights to a growing number of common phrases, trademarking the famously familiar (“Ask what you can do”) and the seemingly mundane (“Lessons learned”). An application is pending for “The world’s thinking.” It also has dibs on the Harvard “H.””

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