Engadget Podcast 198 - 05.29.2010

How many executives does it take to screw in a light bulb? Fewer than you would think! How many screens do you need to coordinate your digital life with the cloud? Less than 3, contrary to popular belief. How many Engadget Podcasteers need be present to convey the week's news to you in a succinct 90-minute audio package? Less than five. How many Foxconn employees should consider suicide to bring you a $99 iPhone? That's right, zero. This week, it's all about reductionism on the Engadget Podcast. Let's go on a trip together - to the clean, compact future.

Hosts: Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Bullet With Butterfly Wings

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00:04:15 - WSJ: Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division getting a 'shakeup,' J Allard expected to leave
00:04:35 - Microsoft's Robbie Bach and J Allard leaving as part of broader shakeup; Xbox and Windows Phone teams now reporting directly to Ballmer
00:06:00 - Robbie Bach: Project Natal a 'midlife kicker' for Xbox 360, 'absolutely confident' Courier innovations will appear elsewhere
00:08:32 - Apple and Microsoft now neck and neck in market capitalization
00:08:55 - Ballmer downplays Microsoft's shift in market value, says it's a 'long game'
00:30:23 - Windows Phone 7 pops up on a Samsung prototype device, plays Twin Blades
00:32:12 - webOS design mastermind Matias Duarte leaves Palm... and could be headed to Google
00:32:22 - Confirmed: Palm's Matias Duarte joins Google as User Experience Director for Android
00:42:07 - Lenovo kills Skylight OS in favor of Android, U1 Hybrid and Skylight smartbook being shelved
00:51:32 - The next Apple TV revealed: cloud storage and iPhone OS on tap... and a $99 price tag
01:04:00 - Confirmed: Apple's next iPhone will have video chat, feature to be shown in ads directed by Sam Mendes
01:09:53 - Foxconn raising wages, relocating 20 percent of Shenzhen workers closer to home (updated)
00:20:00 - Apple, Dell, and HP comment on suicides as Foxconn CEO shows off the pool
01:29:49 - Introducing Engadget Alt

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