Episode 8: Our cloud/streaming future — get excited, but be prepared to cryPosted: August 3, 2011
This is our Net Neutrality episode, and it’s a great discussion about what could be and how that may not come to be.
We go into this whole big discussion about our cloud/streaming/awesome future that may be derailed by our terrible ISPs. So get excited — but be prepared to cry.
We ask some big questions:
- Do younger generations who have never paid for music have interest in owning digital content? Are we exiting the age of ownership?
- Can our Internet support our awesome cloud/streaming future?
- Will streaming digital content and better user experiences vanquish piracy?
We kick off the show by asking, are people being too harsh with Google and the whole Google+ deleting users for not using their real names? We think that people should cut Google some slack during a field test.
And organizations? Well you knew from the start that Google was rolling out pages for organizations at a later date. So, really how upset should you be that your organization’s page was deleted?
Out of nowhere we kind of do an Apple TV review at the end of the show. We talk about whispers of NFL Sunday Ticket coming to Apple TV.
Also, I lecture people about how only stupid people use P2P services such as Limewire. Is your computer acting weird? Is it slow? Might be because you’re using a P2P service filled with malware and viruses.
Listen to this week’s podcast:
- Google+ kicking users off for not using their real names — The blogosphere has been all up in arms about this.
Apple updates Apple TV to allow unlimited streaming of TV shows — We are excited.
- Your ISP is screwing you — We are not excited.
- Netflix is causing less piracy — People should be excited about this, but ISPs may not be. But seriously, if you make a great product, people will pirate a lot less.
- Former EMI boss says Limewire users were major iTunes users — So labels ended up suing their best customers? A solid business model, we’re sure.