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TWiT 251: Flop Sweat

by Jon Cole in Tech, UncategorizedJune 8th, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

For the first time in a while, This Week in Tech doesn’t cast a wide net on topics for this episode, rather focusing in on a couple of big picture stories in the tech industry.  With the WWDC Conference taking place this week and TWiT recording on the Sunday beforehand, much of what the guys talk about is somewhat inaccurate in the details yet illuminating in concept.  The iPhone 4 is clearly the biggest thing in the collective tech hivemind and the huge dump of related rumors leads Josh to talk a little bit about how Engadget approaches the use of vague information handed to them.

The possibility of Verizon adoption by Apple seemed too good to be true and ultimately was, but the unknowing TWiT crew take that conspiracy theory and run.  They discuss the possibilities of the iPhone’s distribution to all of the networks and even Verizon’s rumored 3G iPad, all of which would make the tech community’s mouths water.  Wrapping up the huge Apple focus is a brief tangent to Adobe’s huge Flash security hole, to which Leo prophesies Jobs’s elation as a response.

The D8 Conference held by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher from All things D/Wall Street Journal gathered a huge pool of tech luminaries in one place for a set of interviews and Q&A’s.  The one that captured the most attention of the bunch was that with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was embarrassingly left profusely sweating after being pressed about privacy concerns.

The show closes out with a some thoughts on Steve Ballmer’s conversation at D8, focusing in on the strange tablet-focused non-Windows 7 “Windows Embedded Compact 7″ OS.

Android fragmentation, Apple’s WWDC, AT&T vs. Verizon, Zuckerberg melts at D8, Flash security alert, and more.

Runtime – 1:39:17

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