The Madeleine Brand Show for April 19, 2012

Tech Update with John Moe: Olympic tweeting?

Kosuke Kitajima (R) of Japan leads other

TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

Kosuke Kitajima (R) of Japan leads other swimmers in the men's 100m breaststroke final of the National Swimming Championships, qualification races for the London Olympics, in Tokyo on April 3, 2012. Two-time double Olympic champion Kitajima set the new national record to clinch his place in the London Olympics when he cleared the cut line in the race. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins the show to talk about the latest news in the technology world.

Cat videos will never be the same, YouTube is adding the option to add backing music to your videos.

The IOC wrote a few pages of rules that all athletes must comply by. Athletes can only post "in a first-person, diary-type format and should not be in the role of a journalist." Pictures are allowed, but no video or audio from inside events. In other words, the IOC doesn't want athletes posting spoilers like, "I totally just won gold in the 100 meter!" Instead, expect updates like, "I totally just competed in the 100 meter!"

And good news for potential Olympic swimmers who don't want to get their iPhones wet, there's a new water-proofing paint for smart-phones.


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