Aug 3rd 2014
This Week in Tech 469
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Hosted by Leo Laporte
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Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mark Milian, Lindsey Turrentine, Allyn Malventano, and John C. Dvorak Specious click bait, scrapping the barge, Twitter anxiety, and more. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twit. For additional show notes, visit twit.tv/twit/469. Also, check out our transcripts. Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by Cachefly. Running time: 2:00:42
- Facebook Down: People Call Police in Los Angeles (Time)
- Why everything is bad for Apple (Fortune)
- The incredible shrinking force
- Did Google Go Too Far? (Business Insider)
- Scrap the mystery: High-tech vision for Google barge crumbles in a heap (The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram)
- Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family as Beats moves online sales to Apple's site (9to5Mac)
- RadioShack edges closer to running out of money (Ars Technica)
- Twitter transparency report: Account info requests up 46%, still no national security breakdown (TheNextWeb)
- Q&A with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: Why Twitter Was Able To Blow Away Expectations This Quarter (Business Insider)
- Microsoft confirms China probe over possible antitrust after four offices visited (South China Morning Post)
- BadUSB: Big, bad USB security problems ahead (ZDNet)
- This thumbdrive hacks computers.
- Stanford breakthrough might triple battery life (USA Today)