TechfastCast Episode 28 – September 9, 2013

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It’s been a very long time, but we have officially returned. This is a very short TechfastCast to catch you up on the most important news that’s been going on. Don’t forget to tune in again tomorrow night as Kyle and I discuss the day’s Apple event. For the time being enjoy this mini TFC in which Kyle and I talk about my dog, his hamster, and your love of cheese.

We’ll talk you you again tomorrow. Enjoy!

– Andrew


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Microsoft to acquire Nokia devices and servies unit for $7.2 billion

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By Andrew Levy

Over the course of the last year, Microsoft has been through a series of tumultuous events, some good, some not so good. From last year’s Surface flop and Steven Sinofsky’s departure, to the more recent company-wide shakeup and Steve Ballmer’s impending resignation the tech behemoth has been making waves. As if there wasn’t already enough going on, Microsoft will be purchasing Nokia for 3.79 billion Euro and an additional 1.65 billion Euro for all of Nokia’s patents (5.44 billion Euro altogether or $7.2 billion). The sale should be completed in Q1 of 2014.

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Steve Ballmer retiring within the year

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By Andrew Levy

In an email to the entire Microsoft team Steve Ballmer officially stated that he will be leaving the company within 12 months. Since Bill Gates’ departure as CEO and Ballmer’s accession to the position in 2000, the Redmond based tech giant has been through a lot including the outrageous success of Windows XP and the not as successful Windows Phone venture.

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Xbox One Will Launch With 23 Confirmed Titles

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By Kyle Romain

As we draw closer and closer to the November release date of the new Xbox One, gamers have been getting antsy to know just which titles they will be able to play on day one. That wait is over for Xbox hopefuls, with Microsoft unveiling their list of Xbox One launch titles today at Gamescom.

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Google blocks Windows Phone YouTube app, Microsoft mad [Update]

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By Andrew Levy

The year is 2007, Apple has just launched the original iPhone and everyone is going crazy. You can look at full on webpages on Safari, find your way with Google Maps, and watch YouTube videos on the YouTube app. Fast forward three years to 2010, Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7. A fresh new platform for smartphones that does most things Android and iOS can do… except watch videos on a YouTube app. Again, look to the future, 2012 Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8. Surely by now with a supposedly new OS Microsoft must have gotten their ducks in a row to offer consumers the most basic of mobile apps. No, not for a couple more months.

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TechfastCast Episode 24 – July 19, 2013

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Techfast Club members in the place to be, TechfastCast attack. This week Kyle and I are discussing the ramifications of ramekins, featherless bears, and Xerxes. Thanks for listening and please don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes. Enjoy!

– Andrew


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TechfastCast Episode 23 – July 11, 2013

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We are back from our 4th of July hiatus! Thank you so much for waiting! This week Kyle and I were actually in the same room podcasting, and the sound quality really shows though on this one. Anyway, this week Kyle and I are discussing Freedom with a capital F, zero G s’mores, and the possibility of  being the first in line for Slurpee day.

❤ Andrew


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