The Drill Down team is back from ComicCon, and we’re wrapping up our discussion about what we’ve seen there, including a groundbreaking breakthrough from director Francis Ford Coppola. RIM cuts 10% of their work staff, China clones Apple stores, Google+ struggles with pseudonyms, LulzSec boycotts PayPal, and the White House RickRolls a Twitterer.
Later we discuss the increasing problem of software patent litigation and its stifling of innovation. And Devindra reviews Apple’s new MacBook Air.
- Comic-Con wrap-up
- RIM cuts 2,000 jobs, shuffles execs — but will it matter?
- Chinese city orders two fake Apple shops to close
- Google VP offers up fixes to Google+ name policy, debunks myths
- LulzSec, Anonymous call for PayPal boycott, following FBI raids
- The White House just Rickrolled a Twitter user
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Musical Interlude #1
Hot Topic: Software Patents & The Stifling of Innovation
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Musical Interlude #2
- Devindra’s review of new Macbook Air