I sold myself on the fact that I was a nerd when I started subscribing to podcasts, and listening to them regularly. That really just happened over the last few weeks. It feels like a free education – pick the topics you’re interested in, and hopefully there will be shows out there that talk about them. I’m still trying to determine which podcasts are worth keeping in regular rotation, and yes most of them are nerdy, but here’s what I’ve found so far…

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Let the blogosphere explode… Google acquired YouTube

From TechCrunch:

In their largest acquisition to date, Google has acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in an all stock transaction. Both companies have approved the deal, which should officially close in the fourth quarter. YouTube’s 65 employees will remain with the company at YouTube’s San Bruno headquarters.

I don’t understand spending well over a billion dollars for something that is positioned to get hammered in copyright-violation-related lawsuits, uses technologies that you, by and large, already have, and probably loses money. But, clearly I’m a simpleton.