This Week in Tech

Mar 18th 2007

This Week in Tech 91

All A-Twitter

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Our first show live on Talkshoe.com (but not our last) with our SxSW post mortem, Google vs. Viacom, and the new TechCrunch...
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Category: News

Our first show live on Talkshoe.com (but not our last) with our SxSW post mortem, Google vs. Viacom, and the new TechCrunch...

  • South by Southwest 2007 took place last week. Apparently, it was a lot of talk, but little actually being shown.
  • If you've never been to Austin, TX, go to County Line BBQ. It is the best BBQ in Austin!
  • TED 2007 recently took place. Al Gore spoke there in 2006.
  • A TED Global conference will be taking place in Tanzania in June 2007.
  • The rage right now is Twittervision in the Twitter community. It is a mashup between Google Maps and Twitter updates.
  • According to Robert, Unconferences have a very tribal feeling with a deep sense of community.
  • There was a great BarCamp going on at SXSW with very informative talks. They had free burritos!
  • Ze Frank has retired. The TWiTs think he'll be back soon.
  • Viacom is suing YouTube for $1 billion. Jim Louderback is supporting this lawsuit. Mark Cuban hopes this isn't just a marketing ploy. In fact, CBS (which is owned by Viacom) is attributing rises in ratings to YouTube.
  • Bittorrent is selling movies and videos legally now.
  • Don't let the RIAA silence your favorite Internet radio station! Save Our Internet Radio.
  • Is Internet Radio on Death Row?
  • CeBIT recently happened. There, Commodore announced that it was back in action with gaming PCs.
  • SanDisk introduced a 32gb flash-based notebook hard drive.
  • Techcrunch is to switch chief executive officers.
  • Both Robert Scoble and Jason Calacanis are trying to befriend all of their followers on Twitter.
  • The open source community is working on integrating Microsoft's "Windows CardSpace and OpenID.
  • Verizon and Vonage are in a patent showdown in which they claim that Vonage stole some patents from them and that is one of the reasons why Verizon is losing customers.