March 14th, 2012
Episode 253 of 421 episodes
On this week's Byte: Patent pile-on: Yahoo sues Facebook, Fazio sues Apple, and Apple asks for a cut of every Android device from makers. Can homeless people earn a wage as vendors of wireless internet hot-spots? Conferences: SXSW Interactive and Game Developers Conference. What do gamers do on the toilet? We interview Bryony Cole about Yammer On Tour. Phil and Ben interview Mike Masnick of Techdirt about technology legislation by stealth. The Raspberry Pi is not as open as we previously stated. A free-software surgeon robot, the Raven II. Presented by Georgia Webster, Dave Slutzkin, and Ben Finney.