DTNS 2368 – Uber Regretful

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is in residence today and Nokia just surprised us all with a tablet. Is this the resurrection of the old Nokia? Should Microsoft be angry?

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Today’s guests: Patrick Beja, DTNS correspondent and host of Le Rendez-vous Tech and Pixels podcast

Headlines:

Facebook launched a new standalone app today from its Creative Labs team, called Groups. Gigaom reports the app– as you might expect– helps users manage their Facebook Groups. Users can create a group, keep up with the latest posts in their existing groups, and search for new groups based on interests. Unlike Facebook’s standalone Messenger App, no one is going to force you to download this one. You can still access your groups through the original Facebook app.

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DTNS 2367 – Riding in Cars with Noise

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Young is on the show today and we’ll talk about Uber’s integration with Spotify. Will anyone use it? And if so will it become a nightmare for drivers?

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Show Notes

Today’s guests: Justin Robert Young, DTNS correspondent

Headlines:

New York City is getting free gigabit WiFi. TechCrunch reports that a public-private consortium will begin building wifi enabled kiosks all around the five boroughs, beginning in 2015. The LinkNYC kiosks will have an encrypted network connection and offer free phone calls to anywhere in the U.S, as well as a touchscreen tablet interface to access city services, interactive maps, free emergency and information calls, charging stations and displays for advertising and public service announcements. They will also feature display advertising space which the city expects will generate $500 million in revenue over the next twelve years.

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DTNS 2366 – Biased Neutrality

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comMolly wood is on the show and we’ll dig into what’s really going on with the net neutrality fight and hopefully dispel a few myths from all sides. Plus, Len Peralta is here to illustrate the show!

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Show Notes

Today’s guests: Molly Wood, personal technology columnist for The New York Times and Len Peralta, artist and co-author of Exterminite graphic novel

Time is running out to get drawn into an epic DTNS YEAR ONE poster drawn by Len Peralta. Head on over to Len’s patreon site to be forever immortalized as a DTNS Year One Supporter!

Headlines:

GigaOm passes along Microsoft announcing a beta rollout of Skype in the browser using a plugin for IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Microsoft intends to move the system to WebRTC. The rollout should begin at Skype.com in the coming weeks, according to Microsoft.

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DTNS 2365 – Come on Data– Let’s do the Twist

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin join the show and we’ll talk about Facebook’s new privacy tutorials and proposed privacy policies.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Jason Hiner, editor in chief of Tech Republic & Lyndsey Gilpin, staff writer at Tech Republic

Headlines:

The Next Web reports Facebook has launched a ‘Privacy Basics’ site to help people understand what options they have to protect their privacy while using the social network. The company also has made public their proposed new terms of service which are written in plain language. Users have until November 20 to provide feedback on Terms and Conditions, Data Usage and Cookies policies.

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DTNS 2364 – GNOPE

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comMichael Wolf is on the show today, we’ll cover the latest net neutrality stuff, YouTube’s music service but also talk about Quirky’s move to bring down the price of the smart home.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Michael Wolf, host of The Smart Home Show  

Headlines:

Tom Wheeler is having a bad week. The Washington Post reports that hours after the President of the US expressed his opinions on the FCC’s Open Internet Guidelines, Wheeler told executives from major Web companies in a meeting. “What you want is what everyone wants: an open Internet that doesn’t affect your business. What I’ve got to figure out is how to split the baby.” He also started a meme inadvertently by repeatedly telling participants, “I am an independent agency.” Meanwhile FCC’s Special Counsel for External Affairs Gigi Sohn tweeted that “all options are on the table.” Which is in danger of being tableflipped I expect.

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DTNS 2363 – SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comBreki Tomasson is on the show and we’ll talk about Elon Musk and WorldVu’s purported plan to encompass the globe in satellites to bring worldwide Internet coverage about.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Breki Tomasson, founder of the CSICON podcasting network

Headlines:

The Next Web reported that the GNOME foundation, the folks behind the GNOME interface for Linux, is setting up a legal fund to challenge Groupon, which named their iPad-based checkout platform Gnome. You see that Linux interface GNOME is used in some Linux based point of sale systems. The GNOME Foundation asked Groupon to change the name but the company initially refused. Groupon told TNW that it has been trying to come to an agreement with the GNOME Foundation for months and if it cannot come up with a solution it will “…be glad to look for another name.”

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DTNS 2362 – Ahey Irisay

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comVeronica Belmont is on the show and we’ll talk about President Obama’s proposal to reclassify ISPs in the US as commence carriers to solve net neutrality concerns.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Veronica Belmont, co-host of Sword & Laser

Headlines:

The President of the United States of America posted a letter and video today declaring his support for reclassification of Internet Services as Common Carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 as amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. President Obama expressed his opinion that regulations shouwl not allow blocking, paid prioritization or throttling and ISPS should provide increased transparency. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler welcomed the Presidents comments and said he would consider them, presumably along with the 4 million others the FCC has received on the issue.

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DTNS 2361 – Attorneys Assemble

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja and Todd Whitehead to talk about Marvel going to court to get Google to hand over the identity of the person who leaked the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer.

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Today’s guest: Patrick Beja, the Charlemagne of Podcastagne

Headlines:

Ars Technica reports the law enforcement action against Silk Road 2 yesterday was part of a larger action called Operation Onymous. Spelled with a Y. Police in 12 countries seized 414 darknet domains, confiscated $1 million in bitcoins, $250,000 in cash , a variety of drugs, gold and silver and arrested at least 17 people. Among the sites taken down were Hydra, Cloud Nine, Pandora (not the music site) and Blue Sky. Agora and and Evolution markets were not affected according to Ars.

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DTNS 2360 – Are we speaking to Echo, Alexa or Sybil?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comLamarr Wilson joins us to talk about Amazon’s new invite-only cylindrical virtual assistant/bluetooth speakers called Echo but named Alexa. Seems simple enough.

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Today’s guest: Lamarr Wilson, YouTube sensation

Headlines:

Microsoft has truly become Satya Nadella’s. The Verge reports on the big news that Microsoft released a preview version of Office for Android and editing in that version as well as the iOS versions, is now free, no Office 365 subscription required. You will need a Microsoft account to login though. The free versions are only for individuals too, businesses will need to pay a subscription fee. Microsoft will also add premium features for consumer subscribers.

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