Speaking in Tech

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. 

This week we discuss...

  • Last week was a good first week, it only goes downhill from here
  • Thanks to The Register for support

Creepy "Girls Around Me" app has Been Yanked From The App Store

“Girls Around Me — the creepy geo-location app that allowed you to stalk and find personal information about girls in your neighborhood without their knowledge — has been pulled from the iOS App Store.”

  • Dudes have been doing this for awhile with nearly every geolocation app and especially with newer apps like Banjo, Glancee and Highlight and even basic apps like Facebook, fourssquare and Twitter
  • Every geolocation app is a potential creeper app
  • Sarah is tired of the predatory dudes/damsels in distress framework that ends up occurring in these discussions. 

GigaOm: "Systems to handle big data might be this generation’s moon landing"

“Gather the kids are the TV, were going to watch some real compute power here...” The moonlanding was an event... this “big data” project is the means to event, possibly some significant discoveries but it isn’t by itself an event on scale with the moon landing.

Dell buys Wyse

“Since Wyse is private and apparently not huge, Dell isn’t disclosing how much it is paying. Wyse is big enough to have sold more than 20 million thin-client systems worldwide; it claims that 200 million people touch its products every day. It sold a million units last year, and has a strong presence in the health care and financial services sectors, both of which have a lot of appeal for Dell generally.”

Apple’s IPad Is No. 1, Even With Heat, Consumer Reports Says

“The new iPad’s high-resolution screen provides the best detail and color accuracy of all tablets Consumer Reports has seen"

Sarah nails Greg with 10 Big Questions

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