Tech's Last Call Podcast 2: We Didn't Start the Fire with the Kindle Spark

This week, Instagram makes changes and then changes its mind only to probably change its mind again in the future. We wonder why Google bought Motorola as the big ships Motorola Home off to a new home. Nokia falls from its throne in the cellphone space but Samung and (maybe) Amazon are one the rise. Also, NASA goes Gangnam style, and the world probably won’t end any time soon. We think…

Episode 2

NEWS

Instagram users blow their tops over an advertising policy change that would allow Instagram to sell ads alongside user submitted images

http://www.zdnet.com/so-instagram-can-now-sell-your-photos-get-over-it-7000008960/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20767537

http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/18/3779728/instagram-policy-backlash-flickr-users

And then Instagram goes back to the way things have always been

http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/18/3781860/instagram-on-its-new-tos-its-not-our-intention-to-sell-your-photos

http://blog.instagram.com/post/38252135408/thank-you-and-were-listening

And Instagram...according to XKCD

http://xkcd.com/1150/

Motorola Home finds a new home at Arris

http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/19/motorola-home-finds-a-new-home-at-arris-google-sells-broadband-unit-for-2-35b-to-double-down-on-mobile/

http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/19/google-sweetened-motorola-deal-with-arris/

Hulu increases revenue 65% and more than doubles Hulu Plus subscribers to 3 million

http://blog.hulu.com/2012/12/17/a-big-2012/

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/12/17/hulus-2012-revenue-up-65-to-695m-subscribers-double-to-3m-28-more-advertisers/

After 14 years, Nokia cedes top cell phone manufacturer crown to Samsung

http://www.techspot.com/news/51131-samsung-tops-nokia-in-cell-phone-shipments-apple-in-smartphones.html

Patent battle between Apple and Samsung gets more interesting with Apple's pinch to zoom patent coming under review by the US Patent and Trademark Office

http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/19/3785788/another-apple-patent-rejected-by-us-patent-office-but-its-not-invalid-yet

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/12/20/apple-patent-rejected-samsung/

http://www.google.com/patents?id=2MbdAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

Amazon is rumored to be preparing 5 million handsets for release in mid 2013

http://9to5mac.com/2012/12/17/amazon-smartphone-reportedly-in-production-set-to-go-on-sale-in-mid-2013/

SPACE!

NASA released Gagnam Style parody - NASA Johnson Style!!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57559365-1/nasa-takes-on-gangnam-style-and-wins/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sar5WT76kE

GADGET

Lenovo Yoga 13

http://techslastcall.com/news/2012/12/26/hands-on-lenovo-yoga-13

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LAST CALL!

The world doesnt end, and NASA tells us why it was much ado about nothing

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57558738-1/nasa-releases-mayan-calendar-told-ya-so-video-10-days-early/