Posted August 7, 2013
SMRPodcast #174: Selectively Cheap

SMRPodcast #174 has been recorded, is online, and ready for download.  It was a pretty slow week, but, Rod, Robb, and, Chris manage to find little bit of mobile tech to discuss.

The biggest news of the week was the release of the Moto X line of smartphones which hit all carriers simultaneously.  The really cool customization options, however, are initially exclusive to AT&T.

Microsoft has agreed, after losing a trademark infringement case, to change the name of SkyDrive in the UK because SkyNews, a media company, believes customers get confused because of the similarity of names…

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, has bought the Washington Post for $250 million.  It will be very interesting to see how Bezos moves this print based media company into a digital world…

Skype still sucks on Windows Phone, Bing News gets a Windows Phone update, and, BlackBerry market share drops to just 1.1% in the U.S.  We've got all this, plus, our picks in episode #174 of the SMRPodcast…

Show Details

  • Recorded: August 07th, 2013
  • Published: August 08th, 2013
  • Duration: 01hr 35min 00sec


Big stories we covered this week

  1. AT&T gets another exclusive phone the Motorola X
  2. WhatsApp Adds Voice Messaging
  3. Washington Post gets purchased by the owner of Amazon

Fun stories we covered this week

  1. BrothaTech does what he says
  2. Skype for Windows Phone still sucks
  3. BlackBerry Marketshare drops

Picks of the Week