This week, The Drill Down crew discuss TechCrunch Disrupt, a tragic explosion at iPad assembler Foxconn, rumors of the next iPhone, why Microsoft would buy Nokia, Facebook partners with Spotify, Sony suffers additional hack attacks, Twitter buys Tweetdeck, digital music download price wars, an update to Windows Phone 7, Hurt Locker sues a record number of file-sharing defendants, Amazon sells more e-books than print, Barnes & Noble announce a touch-enabled e-reader, and Duke Nukem is finally finished!
Later we discuss the launch of LinkedIn’s IPO, ending with a $9 Billion valuation, and whether or not this will precipitate a new tech bubble. Then we talk about Apple’s new Apple Store 2.0 concept, Square’s new Register & Card Case apps, and how these will transform retail Point-of-Sale.
- Devindra: Few thoughts on TechCrunch Disrupt Conference
- Foxconn to Suppliers: iPad 2 Production (and Next iPhone?) Will Not Be Delayed Due to Explosion
- Apple to debut iPhone 4S / iOS 5 at WWDC?
- Why would Microsoft buy Nokia?
- Facebook partnering with Spotify for music service
- Sony Music Japan, Greece hacked through SQL injection flaw
- Twitter acquires TweetDeck for $40 million in cash and stock
- Welcome to the Lady Gaga Wars
- Windows Phone 7 Update Mango adds 150 new features
- Hurt Locker Makers Target Record Breaking 24,583 BitTorrent Users
- A milestone for e-books: Amazon sells more Kindle books than print
- Barnes & Noble announces new touch-enabled Nook for $139
- After 15-year gestation, Duke Nukem Forever goes gold
Audible Book of the Week
Musical Interlude #1
Hot Topic: Will Tech IPOs Precipitate a New Bubble?
- LinkedIn Closes At $94 Per Share, With $8.9 Billion Market Cap
- Red-Hot LinkedIn IPO Heats Up Tech Bubble Talk
- Exclusive: Zynga About to File for IPO
Musical Interlude #2
Final Word: Point-of-Sale 2.0