WFN #9 – Busy News Day

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Big tech news this week that has everyone buzzing. 

We lead off with the news that Microsoft is in talks to acquire Time Warner. This is regarded as a bold move by the Redmond software giant to become the leader in downloadable media in the living room.

Not to be outdone, Apple has entered into agreement with popular netbook maker Asus to begin selling a netbook preloaded with Mac OS X. We speculate on what version this could be (Snow Leopard?) but this is a significant move for Apple which has had few hardware models (Mac Mini) in the sub-$1,000 range.

Finally iPhone developers have uncovered hidden code in the new OS 3.0 beta that seems to indicate Apple will be incorporating iPhoto’s face recognition software into the iPhone. For what purpose? Listen to the show to find out. These are pretty cool when you think about them.

All this and more in Episode 9. Thanks for listening.

Movie Quote of the week

“I call you spam because that’s what you are.” – Adventures of Ford Fairlane