This week, The Drill Down crew looks at: Nintendo investors pressure the company to develop software for smartphones, Google+ launches games and Facebook strikes back, Is Flickr dead?, A leaked AT&T letter undermines their case for a T-Mobile merger, and President Obama joins Foursquare.
Later we dive into Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the shockwave that announcement made within the mobile community. We also discuss San Francisco BART’s decision to shut down wireless and cell communication in advance of a protest, and the Anonymous (& public) response.
- Nintendo’s Mario Pressured to Jump to IPhone
- Games in Google+
- Facebook strikes back at Google with its own game enhancements
- Flickr is Dead
- Photovine Grows Ready For Public Use; Easily Google’s Most Ambitious Photo-Sharing App Yet
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Musical Interlude #1
Hot Topic: Google Buys Motorola Mobility
- Google Buys Motorola Mobility For $12.5B, Says “Android Will Stay Open”
- Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility
- THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GOOGLE-MOTOROLA DEAL: It Could End Up Being A Disaster
- By Buying Motorola, Google Can Now Do Whatever The Heck They Want With Android
- RIM Left in No Man’s Land’ By Google Deal
Musical Interlude #2
Final Word: BART muzzles cell service
- S.F. subway muzzles cell service during protest
- Anonymous hacks SF’s myBART website. Thousands of names, addresses & numbers released.
- FCC Probing Wireless Blocking by San Francisco Authorities
- BART Shuts Down Cell Service To Thwart Rumored Protests, Gets Actual Protests (And Has To Close Stations)
This week’s music is by Gabe is the Devil.