Buzz

  • Motorola Teases With The New "Buzz" Tablet

    CES 2011 is just around the corner and in a rare bit of intelligent marketing Motorola is showing off what appears to be a new tablet, probably called something like “Buzz,” judging by the clever bee flitting around at the end. Read More

  • Why the hell does Google Buzz think I am Chris Messina?

    Google is weird. I mean seriously weird. Or maybe it’s just Google Buzz. With all the Facebook privacy issues going on right now I thought I’d go and check out Google Buzz. I’d heard a rumour you couldn’t delete your profile. On the face of it, it would appear you can. At the bottom of the Edit Profile page, there is a link to deleting your Buzz profile which says… Read More

  • Why On Earth Does Google Buzz Think I Am Chris Messina?

    Google is weird. I mean seriously weird. Or maybe it’s just Google Buzz. With all the Facebook privacy issues going on right now I thought I’d go and check out Google Buzz. I’d heard a rumour you couldn’t delete your profile. On the face of it, it would appear you can. At the bottom of the Edit Profile page, there is a link to deleting your Buzz profile which says… Read More

  • Google To Buzz Users: Are You Sure You're Not Oversharing?

    When Google announced its big jump into the social stream with the launch of Google Buzz back in February, the company thought it was doing everyone a favor by having users auto-follow the people they emailed and chatted the most with. That was a mistake, and the heat was turned on quickly by the broad press, vocal users and privacy pundits. Two days after launching (prematurely), Google… Read More

  • Peek gets into the spirit and releases BuzzPeek


    They did say that the company was working on “big stuff” but we didn’t think it would be this big. Buzz is after all everyone’s favorite social networking communication sharing thing they don’t understand. BuzzPeek is dead easy to use. There’s no setup required — just turn it on and you’ll automatically be opted in to everything. BuzzPeek… Read More

  • The Buzz Campaign

    An interesting firefight broke out over the weekend as Google engineer DeWitt Clinton defended Google data policies in Buzz and related “open” standards. Those who remember the politics of RSS and the games companies played around its buildout would recognize a number of the names and tactics of the current positioning. Closed comment threads, insinuations, calls to action —… Read More

  • Already in Progress

    If there’s anyone who has the inside track on Buzz and all things social media related, it’s TechCrunch super-reporter MG Siegler. He’s waited two weeks to weigh in on Buzz good bad and ugly, and it turns out that Buzz is FriendFeed — or will be. In the interests of setting the record straight, let me set the record straight. 1. Buzz is not FriendFeed. If it were, it… Read More

  • Benioff on Chatter: We're way ahead

    Salesforce CEO and Chairman Marc Benioff unveiled the company’s realtime micromessaging technology as it went into a private beta with 100 customers. The press event featured a rather unique sketch of the company’s vision of the near future of enterprise realtime by Benioff, followed by several quick demos of the product’s capabilities as leveraged by several… Read More

  • Blame FriendFeed III

    Well, lookee here, it’s Google with a FriendFeed clone just in time to ask the musical question: If FriendFeed sucks so much, why on earth is Google doing a for-profit version of it? While the privacy crisis rages on around our inboxes, Google has blasted yet another microstream out into direct symbiosis with Twitter. Yes, that is exactly what FriendFeed did back in the days it was just… Read More

  • We are ready for your Buzzes

    Hello! Always one to jump on the latest bandwagon, CrunchGear is fully Google Buzz compliant. You can follow us here and maybe, just maybe, we’ll be able to keep this Google start-up in business by sharing our pithy, witty commentary and expert opinions. Read More

  • Google Buzz Privacy Issues Have Real Life Implications

    Merging something designed for public broadcasting (Buzz) with something inherently private (Gmail) was just looking for trouble. Google is -deservedly – getting a lot of heat for the fact that its latest social product has a number of privacy flaws baked into it by design. They’ve since made some improvements to the product, but that’s not where the story ends. Read More

  • The world is all a buzz over Google's new social networking service

    Over-sharing the minutiae of your life is already difficult, so why complicate things with Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare when you only need one service to rule them all? That’s where Google Buzz comes in and makes annoying your friends with news about your snacking habits that much easier. Read More

  • Rid your iPhone/speaker set-up of the GSM buzz blues

    Nothing kills a freeway Pandora jam session faster than the freaky-deaky alien speak that is GSM interference washing out your tunes. Once the pulsing of a GSM phone’s RF transmitter finds its way to a poorly shielded speaker, all hope of actually enjoying the music is lost. If you’re only using the iPod functionality of your iPhone, switching the phone into airplane mode is… Read More

  • The HQV HDTV Benchmark Disc

    A true hi-def aficionado knows that just buying an HDTV and then getting drunk with your pals while you watch a Mets game is not the way to go when it comes to buying a new TV. Luckily, HQV shares the same distinctive taste with these HDTV fans and has created a disc in both Blu-Ray and HD DVD format for calibrating a new HDTV. Each disc contains various tests and assessment tools to make sure… Read More

  • WSJ Reporters Complain About Speaker Buzz Caused By Cellphones, World Listens

    BZZZZZZ. That’s the sound that speakers spit out whenever a cellphone or smartphone is about to ring, receive a text message or, for you BlackBerry users, receive an e-mail. And the noise is annoying people, let me tell you. The soon to be Murdoch-owned WSJ looks at the problem in-depth, getting the opinion of every Tom, Dick and Harry. Many people say they’re embarrassed to hear… Read More