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Published July 2, 2015

Episode #260 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download.   It's just Robb and Rod this week, as, the big fella is on vacation.

There really wasn't a lot of tech news this week, as, the week before the 4th of July usually pretty slow.  Rod did manage to get his Nest Cam completely set up in his garage before figuring how rididuloulsy expensive the cloud sevice is and returning it.   The camera itself works just fine, but, the $10 per month service fee to store video in the clould is excessive compared to other motion actived web cams.

Microsoft made a few headlines this week.  The company is selling Bing Maps to Uber and sending about 100 staff to Uber along with the sale.  Microsoft also struck a deal with AOL that will shift the company's display, mobile, and video advertising over to AOL.

Facebook has finally rolled out the Facebook Messenger payment system nationwide.  U.S. based Facebook users who add their debit card information to Facebook Messenger can now send payments to other Facebook users in a similar way to rivals Venmo and Paypal.

The Cell Phone Kill Switch goes live in California, Android is grabbing back market share in the U.S., Donald Trump porperties are being targeted by hackers, and, you can now run Android Apps on Mac with the new Bluestacks Android Player for Mac.  We've got all this, our picks, and more in episode #260 of the SMRpodcast.

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Chris Ashley — @bigchrisashley
Robb Dunewood — @RobbDunewood
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