65Bits #165: Kinky spot

Microsoft announced the Kin One and Kin Two phone. Twitter finally has a business plan and pissing off developers are not part of the plans. Palm goes on sale and the Tech65 crew discuss who we wish will buy Palm and restore its former glory. And yes, DK is late at posting this week’s episode again. Bad hamster!

Daniel, DK, Justin & Justin

Stories this week:

[1:40] Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two announce
[16:30] Here Come the Twitter Ads
[21:30] Twitter Gets Official iPhone, Blackberry Apps
[30:05] Palm Said to Tap Goldman, Quattrone to Find Buyers

  • NTT

    One thing I wonder with all this cloud based storage is what happens if the cloud goes down? This has happened to M$-Danger before with the sidekick saga. Why does M$ keep with the same design if they know it’s flawed? Or maybe this time they’ve a better system? Maybe that 4GB will also keep local copies of important data like contacts etc…

    • Hmm, That’s a very good point. Didn’t think about that. The thing about these cloud based phones is that if I pick this phone up again in 5 years, it might no longer work. I know that if I pick up my iPhone in 5 years, I’ll still be able to use most of its built-in features cos they’re not tied to the cloud.

  • dk

    I think Microsoft would have done the necessary to prevent that saga from happening again. In fact, the cloud is supposed to be a lot safer than keeping the files in your local drive. That is provided the cloud implementation is correct.

Justin Lee
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