Posted November 5, 2015
SMRpodcast #277: OneDrive PR Fumble

Episode #277 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download.  We've got a full crew this week and Robb, Chris, and Rod waste no time getting into the tech news.

The biggest news this week comes out of Microsoft.  For reasons unknown the biggest software company on the planet decided to create a PR nightmare for itself by reneging on it's promise of unlimited storage within Office 365 just over a year after announcing it.  The company has also reduced it's free OneDrive cloud storage from 15 gigs down to 5.  DropBox, Google Drive, Box, and other cloud storage solutions promptly thanked Microsoft for sending so many customers their way.

Google announces that it will stop trusting Symantec backed SSL as of June 1st, 2016 unless it gives a thorough accounting of its certificate authority process (jumps through a bunch of hoops) after issuing thousands of bogus certificates.  Google is basically threatening to have the most popular web browser in the world pop up a security warning every time a user visits a site which uses Symantec SSL.  Although companies behind other browsers have yet to weigh in on Symantec's bogus keys, the entire crew thinks that Symantec is going to have catch an L on this one and cater to Googles demands which actually seem pretty fair.

Facebook videos are seen 8 billion times per day,  Google has come up with a way to automatically reply to emails via Inbox, Google denies plans to merge Chrome OS with Android, and the owner of RedBox buys cellphone trade-n company Gazelle on the cheap.  We've got all this, our picks, and more in episode #277 of the SMRpodcast.

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