EdTechWeekly #193

EdTechWeekly #193
May 1, 2011
Regular hosts: Dave, Jen, John
This week’s topics of discussion:
  • Big tech bumpy ride: http://gigaom.com/2011/04/30/hey-apple-sony-and-amazon-crisis-response-is-real-time-now-too/
    • Phone tracking … big deal or no biggie?
      • What? http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/04/25/iphone.tracking.wired
      • Why? http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27location_qa.html
    • Amazon’s wild ride:          
      • Gearing up for the cloud: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/26/us-amazon-earnings-idUSTRE73P6HV20110426
      • Why the cloud rained on Amazon’s parade: http://aws.amazon.com/message/65648/
      • In related Amazon news: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/21/kindle-borrow-ebooks-libraries-amazon
    • What’s this about Sony Playstation data?
      • No evidence anything was stolen: http://mashable.com/2011/05/01/sony-kaz-hirai/
      • And the lawsuits have already started: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20057921-260.html
    • Yahoo sells Delicious to Avos
      • What’s this? http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/27/yahoo-sells-delicious-to-youtube-founders       
      • What do I need to do? http://www.delicious.com/help/transition
      • Implications for the future of the service?   
  • The changing publishing industry:   
    • What happens when people stop believing the marketing hype? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703838004576274813963609784.html
    • “When I saw that highly successful authors were charging $9.99 for an e-book, I thought that if I can make a profit at 99 cents, I no longer have to prove I’m as good as them,” says Mr. Locke. “Rather, they have to prove they are ten times better than me.”
  • Would you pay $10-20 a month for a laptop subscription? http://mashable.com/2011/04/22/chrome-laptop-subscription/
  • Dave’s links
    • https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=d4js5kt_350dh5sc8f3&pli=1
    • http://142.51.75.17/mnode.asp?id=q1rx7jz1rx7jzu3lpfvf4jesn&mode=

Chat Log:

19:01:36 stlouisohio -> hello
19:02:15 JohnS -> http://edtechweekly.wikispaces.com/EdTechWeekly+193
19:02:23 stlouisohio -> might be but longer story short it was my maiden name (stlouis) and i’m in dayton
19:02:41 JenM -> http://edtechweekly.wikispaces.com/EdTechWeekly+193
19:03:47 dave -> https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=d4js5kt_350dh5sc8f3&pli=1
19:06:13 dave -> http://142.51.75.17/mnode.asp?id=q1rx7jz1rx7jzu3lpfvf4jesn&mode=
19:09:45 JenM -> http://vue.uit.tufts.edu/
19:17:37 JohnS -> Phone tracking … big deal or no biggie? What? http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/04/25/iphone.tracking.wired
19:17:50 JohnS -> Why? http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27location_qa.html
19:17:53 JenM -> http://gigaom.com/2011/04/30/hey-apple-sony-and-amazon-crisis-response-is-real-time-now-too/
19:17:57 JenM -> http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/04/25/iphone.tracking.wired
19:18:42 stlouisohio -> i’m not surprised at all that they know everything about me and my use
19:19:02 JohnS -> Gearing up for the cloud: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/26/us-amazon-earnings-idUSTRE73P6HV20110426
19:19:15 JohnS -> Why the cloud rained on Amazon’s parade: http://aws.amazon.com/message/65648/
19:19:30 JasonR -> Hello
19:19:35 JohnS -> In related Amazon news: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/21/kindle-borrow-ebooks-libraries-amazon
19:19:38 dave -> hey hey
19:20:06 JasonR -> Listening to the stream. Very echoy.
19:20:24 dave -> argh
19:20:25 JasonR -> Sounds like you are speaking at the end of a very long series of tubes.
19:20:39 dave -> it’s not a dumptruck
19:21:29 JasonR -> This data was never transmitted outside, correct? It was uploaded to Apple servers?
19:21:33 stlouisohio -> noticing the echo now aswell
19:21:37 JasonR -> was never uloadded…
19:22:45 stlouisohio -> by using any tech I guess i always just assume that data is being collected
19:25:41 JenM -> 5. Can Apple locate me based on my geo-tagged Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower data? No. This data is sent to Apple in an anonymous and encrypted form. Apple cannot identify the source of this data. 
19:27:10 JenM -> http://aws.amazon.com/message/65648/
19:28:38 JohnS -> What’s this about Sony Playstation data? No evidence anything was stolen: http://mashable.com/2011/05/01/sony-kaz-hirai/ And the lawsuits have already started: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20057921-260.html
19:30:00 JohnS -> And the lawsuits have already started: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20057921-260.html
19:32:35 stlouisohio -> have to head out for the night, bye everybody
19:32:50 JasonR -> Isn’t disappointment one of the first lessons about 21st century learning?
19:33:04 JenM -> @JR … if not, should be 🙂
19:34:19 JohnS -> Yahoo sells Delicious to Avos What’s this? http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/27/yahoo-sells-delicious-to-youtube-founders/ What do I need to do? http://www.delicious.com/help/transition
19:42:14 JenM ->     The changing publishing industry.             What happens when people stop believing the marketing hype? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703838004576274813963609784.html             “When I saw that highly successful authors were charging $9.99 for an e-book, I thought that if I can make a profit at 99 cents, I no longer have to prove I’m as good as them,” says Mr. Locke. “Rather, they have to prove they are ten times better than me.”
19:42:14 JohnS -> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703838004576274813963609784.html
19:46:10 JasonR -> Cylons
19:46:40 JohnS -> Would you pay $10-20 a month for a laptop subscription? http://mashable.com/2011/04/22/chrome-laptop-subscription/
19:46:45 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) -> A good beat, but its hard to dance to
19:47:38 DaveC -> Is it just me or is the sound gone all flablooey?
19:48:30 DaveC -> must be the fault of AWS
19:55:56 JenM -> Nite all!

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