Flappy Drone

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Flappy Drone
Number 2167
Broadcast Date February 10, 2014
Episode Length 28:17
Hosts Tom Merritt
Guests Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith joins us to lament the fate of Flappy Bird, duck drones in Dubai and get prepped for protest.

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Reuters reports that Dong Nguyen removed his popular app Flappy Bird from the Android and iOS App stores, this weekend. Now that it’s gone, phones with the game installed, which still works, have showed up on auction sites like eBay, some with bids in the tens of thousands of dollars. Nguyen posted on Twitter that the game’s success ruined his simple life and he couldn’t take it anymore. He says the removal was not about legal issues, and he would still make games.
Mashable passes along a Wall Street Journal report that Nokia will launch an Android-based phone later this month at Mobile World Congress. The device will not come with the Google Play app store and will target emerging markets. Microsoft is in the process of finalizing a deal to acquire Nokia’s handset business which predominantly makes Windows Phones.

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Preceded by:
"Radio Winnebago"
Flappy Drone
Followed by:
"Today We Flap Back"