Yahoo fires their CEO, TechCrunch in flames, and Windows booting in 8 seconds? What. The. F**k. Yes, and welcome to the TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast this week.
Hosted by Stewart Wilson and Terence Huynh, they are joined this week with Tom Solari and Mark Caetano, with additional soundbytes from Michael Selvadurai. Yes, it’s a pretty hectic podcast.
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Samsung is also facing another lawsuit in Japan from, you guessed it, Apple. Apple is claiming that the Galaxy phones and tablets infringe on its design. Yes, that’s right. Anything that is sleek and black apparently looks like the iPhone or iPad. Again, fuck you Apple.
In Other News
Tom’s Stockings (2)
Turns out, everyone wants to get a .xxx domain. The official registrar, ICM Registry, has been caught trying to sell companies their brand with a .xxx domain in order to prevent them from being bought by others. Because, really, people will confuse bieber.xxx and disney.xxx. (Sarcmark)
Microsoft’s Office 365 suffered its first major outage. To be fair, it did also happen to SkyDrive and Hotmail. Microsoft has since fixed the issue – but five hours is a long time. A very long time without email…
HP is repeating history. Well, Palm’s history. It will split the webOS division into two – software and hardware with the hardware still part of its Consumer PC unit and software moving over to Strategy and Technology. Palm did this in 2003 – and was a disaster. So, enjoy webOS as much as you can, because it could be like a walking zombie. Dead but still kicking.
Antivirus on your phone? Well, like true Windows style, you will need one. AVG has made a virus scanning tool for Windows Phone 7 and many are questioning its validity and the fact that it could be sending data to their servers. Scary. But, does this mean its extra protection, or is Windows Phone 7 extremely secure?