We were a little disappointed that Apple’s “big announcement that you’ll never forget” wound up being The Beatles on iTunes, so rather than discuss it directly, we decided to sprinkle in Beatles references throughout this jam-packed episode of Tech tAUk.
Our headlines this week:
- MySpace Extends Facebook Integration
- Pastor Tells Church ‘Thou Shalt Not Facebook’
- Unauthorized Tweet Suggests Verizon iPhone Coming
- Antimatter Captured by CERN Scientists
- Robot Trained to Care for the Elderly
- Introducing the Porn Stick
We then spend two segments discussing the issue of net neutrality and its importance to protecting the freedom of expression on the internet. In the second segment, Douglas interviews Joel Kelsey of FreePress and the Save the Internet campaign at their Washington office.
Then, Josh returns us back to one of our favorite segments, FLUNKS! This week’s FLUNKS include:
- Nicaragua Raids Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps
- Google Stirs Up Spain-Morocco Territorial Dispute
- ‘Transformer Spastic’ UK Launch Scrapped After Fears it May Cause Offense
- Spanish Community Names Streets After Video Game Characters
- “CityVille” is Zynga’s Hottest New Game
- Iran Claims Mark Zuckerberg is a Mossad Agent
- Minnesota Couple Put Abortion to an Online Vote
- Slurpee Unity Bus Tour
We then actually take a look at the Seven-Eleven Slurpee Summit held in downtown Washington on November 18 in a Tech tAUk Tidbit, featuring an interview with Daniel May, the Marketing Manager for Slurpee and Big Gulp at Seven-Eleven.
Finally, we close out the show with our viral video, the John Lennon Google Doodle, and promote our upcoming holiday episode.