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It's week two of Speaking in Tech, the enterprise and consumer tech-cast hosted by The Dude of enterprise tech, Greg Knieriemen, master of all that is cloud and storage Ed Saipetch and web2.0 and social media chess player Sarah Vela.

This week they discuss:

  • The creepy "Girls Around Me" app being pulled from the Apple App Store – the sinister geo-location app that allowed you to stalk and find personal information about "girls" (or not, as the case may be) in your neighbourhood without their knowledge has been pulled from the iOS App Store. Our experts talk about how dudes have been doing this for awhile with nearly every geolocation app and especially with newer apps like Banjo, Glancee and Highlight – and even basic apps like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter. By this reasoning, every geolocation app is a potential creeper app. Also, Sarah is tired of the predatory dudes/damsels in distress framework that ends up occurring in these discussions.
  • GigaOm's hot air: "Systems to handle big data might be this generation’s Moon landing"Gather the kids around the TV, we are going to watch some real compute power here... The Moon landing was an event... this “big data” project could be the prelude to a later event, and possibly some significant discoveries, but such posturing just doesn't scale (geddit?).
  • Dell buys Wyse
  • Apple’s iPad is No 1 – Even with the added heat, Consumer Reports says “The new iPad’s high-resolution screen provides the best detail and colour accuracy" of any tablets it has seen...
  • It's Sarah's turn to nail Greg with 10 Big Questions.

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