Posted July 18, 2012
SMRpodcast #126: The Surprise Apology

It was a “laid back” back 126th episode of the SMRPodcast where we didn't talk about a lot of news, but, we did get into some interesting discussions about Windows 8, Windows Phone executive defections from Microsoft, and Robb's brand new toy, the Google Nexus 7 tablet. We also touch on Apple's admission of a mistake, RIM's $120+ patent woes, and the upcoming $99 Android gaming console.

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Show Details

  • Recorded: July 17th, 2012
  • Published: July 18th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 16min 07sec


Show Topics

Yahoo gets a new CEO

  • Rod mentions that Yahoo has picked their new CEO a former Google Executive
  • Robb mentions that she is probably doing this for her own personal satisfaction
  • Chris is wondering why Google let her go

We talk about Robert Williams Leaving Microsoft For Amazon

  • Robb asks about the latest defection from Microsoft to Amazon
  • Chris thinks that it is very clear that the Windows team is taking over Windows Phone

Amazon is rumored to be making a Phone and we weigh in on our thoughts

  • Robb wonders if the Microsoft defections means an Amazon phone is coming
  • Rod says that it makes sense for Amazon to make a phone
  • Chris is not completely sold on the Amazon phone rumor

Apple apologizes for pulling out of the EP

  • Rod mentions what might be a first which is an Apple apology
  • Chris says good for them
  • Robb explains what the EP is and why Apple apologized

Microsoft Announces Office 2013

  • Chris recaps the features that were touted in the Office 2013 announcement
  • Robb wonders if Microsoft should be concerned with Google Docs
  • Rod puts some context around people using Google Docs vs. Office

Quick Hits

  • RIM is being sued for 147 million by another patent troll
  • Motorola product ban is supposed to start on July 18th

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