Although Bossy pays the bill writing on the internet, most technological concepts still leave Bossy in the dark. So today Bossy would like to take a current technology news story and beat it into submission. Who’s in?
This is Hugo Barra and he’s Google’s Product Management Director. Who’s confused so far? Bossy put your hand down.
It’s our new best friend Hugo’s job to announce when Google has a new thing, which is what happened yesterday. And here’s what he announced:
According to CNN, “Music Beta lets users upload their music to Google’s servers, similar to Amazon.com’s recently launched Cloud Drive, and migrate their playlists and data from iTunes. The music player can be accessed from a Web browser as well as from an Android phone or tablet.”
If you’re anything like Bossy, here’s what you got out of that paragraph: You upload your music to something from somewhere wonder if my avocado is ripe.
So then Bossy looked up what this Amazon Cloud Drive is all about, since that’s what Google is copying.
And it turns out Amazon Cloud Drive is described as free online storage space for your digital music and photos and stuff.
And because Bossy wants to give you a thorough look at this technological service, she researched who Amazon‘s Director of Product Management is to see if he’s half as sexy as Google‘s Director of Product Management, and guess what, party people?
Where were we? Ah, yes: Google‘s new online storage space for music, Music Beta. Here’s how it works: if you are a U.S. resident, you can upload up to 20,000 songs for free! And speaking of free, it may not remain free! At least according to Google’s Product Manager Paul Joyce, and he should know:
And there was more to Google’s announcement on Tuesday. Stuff about how YouTube, which is owned by Google, recently launched a movie rental service — and those movies can be accessed through gadgets such as an Android phone or tablet or dice the avocado and sprinkle with olive oil and lemon.
Is this a good time for Bossy to admit she doesn’t know what an Android is?
And it turns out Android, which is owned by Google, is an operating system for Smartphones! Bossy knows, right? Android is like an iPhone without the Apple! By the way, this Public Service Announcement is courtesy of 2003.
Thus concludes today’s breaking technology news!
thatgirlblogs saysMay 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm
that’s a lot to take in on a Thursday.
MidLifeMama saysMay 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm
I need to take a nap. Pass the avocado and are there chips to go with that?
Teeny Tina saysMay 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm
I’m with ya Bossy. I still think Pong was way cool! I haven’t graduated much beyond that.
The Domestic Goddess saysMay 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm
All I have to say is, if I can get my iTunes uploaded, I’m so there (I have a Droid.) (It’s an awesome phone) (I am also a total nerd.)
Lynda M O saysMay 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm
@MidLifeMama I am so up for that nap; if I bring my own blanket and enough chips for all of us can I sleep here ?~!
Debby saysMay 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm
I have a Droid that runs on Android but I’m not sure really a) what they are and b) if they differ? And if b = yes, why do they have the same name? WHY?
Olivia saysMay 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm
Thank goodness Olivia is not a US resident and therefore can’t download all those free songs because now Olivia can just say that she is a Canadian and therefore is not eligible rather than having to admit that she doesn’t have a clue about Androids and Music Betas and Amazon Clouds……although she does know what to do with an avocado. She can even put an avocado pit in water and watch a green avocado ‘Droid grow out of the top.
Carol M saysMay 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm
Wow, I’m not the only one who felt like a nap after reading that. Only the avocado kept me from completely nodding off. The only thing I know about a droid is that I’m paying the bill for my son’s.
Lance saysMay 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm
technology…….yada yada yada……something internet……yawn…….is it happy hour yet? 🙂
Jacquie saysMay 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm
Oh, this sounds vaguely exciting since I have a fruitless smartphone and enjoy all efforts to damn the apple man. or something. Sadly, I still have no idea what or where this thing you speak of …. is? will be? I don’t even know what verbs to use. But yay! ?
Tootsie Farklepants saysMay 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm
Wait….can you repeat that? And if Paul and Hugo are both product managers for Google, are they the same thing? We’re not covering that? Oh. okay.
BossysMom saysMay 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm
Jean saysMay 12, 2011 at 5:40 pm
Nailed it, Bossy. Exactly the way I see these things…
Ruth saysMay 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm
hahahaha OUCH that hurt my head!
Does anyone still have a landline? Remember telephones? Remember pagers? oioioi
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysMay 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm
Google is doing something with an avocado, and I cannot WAIT!
Finally, I can eat guacamole without leaving the comfort of my desk, which has an inkwell and feather quill pen sitting right next to the electric typewriter.
Thank you, Bossy, for speaking my language.
Kate saysMay 12, 2011 at 10:42 pm
Poor Paul. First the indecency of being so wee, then the crushing disappointment of failing every comparison to Hugo, despite Hugo’s slouch.
Droid da best. Everyone should have Droids. iPhone just a hanger-on.
zidia saysMay 13, 2011 at 10:02 am
I’m still using my “Crystal Set”
Piper "Ace" Benjamin saysMay 13, 2011 at 10:43 am
As I’m digging through my leftover peanuts from 5 Guys Burgers – trying to find some for breakfast – I am thinking to myself that I am way behind Bossy. Because I don’t even know how you make your cute picture boxes with the colorful words.
foolery saysMay 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm
I can’t afford a Smart Phone service contract so I have a Dumb Phone service contract. It’s exactly the same minus the internet, e-mail, and about $50 a month.
Mr Farty saysMay 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm
Something something something R2D2 something King Kong something avocado. Can a smart phone answer your calls for you?
Little Miss Sunshine State saysMay 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm
I just recently learned how to make a playlist on iTunes and also how to charge my iPod. Call me Wilma Flintstone.
Suburban Kamikaze saysMay 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm
Yeah. Still too hard.
Charlie saysMay 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm
First let me compliment Bossy on her use of the word “chumpie.” Tho I’m gonna go with the “y” spelling, it’s just a real fun word to say. Chumpy chumpy chumpy. Okay, I feel better.
Next, why do all product managers for Google wear velour sweat jackets with the collars turned up? Do they think that makes them look futuristic? Because it doesn’t. Unless they’re trying to be Michael York in “Logan’s Run.” Which would just be sad.
Lynn saysMay 14, 2011 at 1:26 am
Hilarious…and now I’m wondering if Bossy really is as not smart about all this as she writes..or is she really up on all of it but really smart about writing like she isn’t? Either way it’s refreshing!
Craftwhack saysMay 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm
I can’t help but immediately go all brain dead when I read about techmology. But then the end of your post captivated me- envisioning all these new smart-phone-flippered babies. That just sounds fun!
Dobes saysMay 16, 2011 at 9:35 am
I came on here to warn everyone that the Amazon Cloud Drive won’t accept anything written in .pages, which means written on an Apple computer and not in Word, which leads me to think that Amazon and Apple are going to war, and since I am a citizen of both countries, I’m upset. But then, reading the above comments, I realized no one would understand what I was saying, so pass the avocado and chips, and when I’m finished I’ll go over to cnet and see what they think about the whole thing.
Calliope saysMay 16, 2011 at 10:14 am
I tried to read about the cloud stuff the other day and felt so so daft because I just didn’t quite get it. Where does the music gooooooo? And what happens to it when it rains?
kirsty saysMay 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm
I know nothing about Droids, Androids, iPhones/Pads/Pods/Puds, but I WOULD like is to be able to watch British and American TV shows via the computer (is that what “streaming” means?) but that’s never possible when you live in France. So we’re still on the first half of series one of Glee and I’m going batshit because it’s DUBBED into French. Maybe Hugo could get on to that for me, pretty please?