Posted February 26, 2014
SMRPodcast #198: Chicken Wings And Beer Part 19

SMRpodcast #198 has been recorded, posted online, and, is ready for download.  This week its Robb and Chris, so, we hit you with another edition of Chicken Wings and Beer.

There was a lot of tech news this week, the biggest story probably being the $19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp.  Robb and Chris both ponder how Facebook will make money for the cross platform mobile IM application which serves no adds.
Mobile World Congress is underway in Barcelona Spain and a big focus of the show this year is inexpensive SmartPhones, including the new Android powered devices from Nokia.  Nokia, on the 20th also launched the 5-inch Lumia Icon on Verizon.  Mr Simmons picked this device up day one so we will get his review when he returns to the show.
Ford is quitting MS for BlackBerry when it comes to Ford Sync.  Chris and Robb are both excited about 24 coming back to Fox. WhatsApp will add voice calls in the next few months.
We've got all this, our picks, and more in episode 198 of the SMRpodcast.

Show Details

  • Recorded: February 25th, 2014
  • Published: February 26th, 2014
  • Duration: 01hr 46min 00sec



Big stories we covered this week

  • WhatsApp gets purchased by Facebook we give our thoughts
  • Netflix strikes a deal with Comcast will it break the internet

Other stories we covered this week

  • Rod is out this week
  • Chris finally tracks down his excessive data usage

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