New Intro today we have a winner! Had a nice meetup on Wednesday, flew home to Hawaii today after some great meeting in Silicon Valley lots of exciting things coming down the road. Lot’s of tech as usual in todays show, very busy weekend ahead for the family and I share some cool news at the end of the show about the kids.
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A headline from a news article on AppleInsider, FCC investigates Apple, AT&T for Google Voice app rejection, reminded me of my secret wish. I wish Apple would lose some anti-competitive lawsuits. I don’t wish lawsuits on anyone, but sometimes it is the only way to shake a company loose. So here are the questions of a Mac fan boy:
1) How is it legal for Apple to refuse any stand alone 3rd party browsers or mail clients for the iPhone? Would Apple redo how they allow software to be sold for OS X now that most software is downloadable? An app store for OS X maybe so they could keep any programs from duplicating their own functionality? Hmm.
2) How can a company that has it’s OS foundation built on an open-source technology, be so stinking proprietary? “Hey everyone we think you all should adapt the open-standard mini display port! It will help all the consumers.” “No, you cannot install our open-source core Unix software on any hardware but a mac.” “No we will not license out the Magsafe power adapter to other companies for their products.” Why do that? It would only make you more money, while saving the electronics of the families you say you serve. Time to release the death grip.
I must admit that on days like this I really want Apple to lose an investigation. Not so that big government tells free businesses what to do, but so they begin to act fairly and openly. Turn the corner Apple, play it straight. Open up the company, release developers, license out the technology that people need.
Bloggers beware the FTC is about to start watching what you say and failure to disclose that you have been given a product or paid to blog about a product or service could find themselves with a FTC violation.
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Anyway it could get real ugly out there for bloggers who have been notorious for writing reviews of products, services and sites and never disclosed that they have been compensated. We will keep an eye on what the guidelines coming out of the FTC will be.
Newsletter subscribers check your emails for clues but you have to listen as well to win. I talk about the Video Gravy train for a bit tonight. Looking for input from non podcasters details on the show. As we head into the summer months you will want to remember to take the show with you as you roll outside to do yard work heck you can even have fun with it by shouting out in agreement when I hit some company with criticism.
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Audio is very airy tonight from the portable rig. Much apologies will get it dialed in for the Friday show. Hate it when that happens. All good plans on using some new tools for Video went south tonight but such is life its a work in progress