This week The Drill Down team discuss Google+’s decision to support pseudonyms, Social network user agreements vs. user-contributed intellectual property rights, Netflix’s quarterly losses, former iPod creators unveil a futuristic thermostat, Rockstar teases GTA V.
Later we discuss the release of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs and what we’ve learned from it, including future plans for an integrated television. We discuss Nokia’s first ‘true’ Windows phone, the Lumia 800. Also we talk about patents on software from Microsoft and Apple, and the impact they have on the mobile industry.
- Google shifts stance on Google+ anonymity, will support pseudonyms
- Does Warner Bros. Really Have Exclusive Movie Rights to a Story Posted on Reddit…
- Netflix’s Quarterly Loss of Subscribers Worse Than Forecast; Shares Plunge
- iPod creators unveil Nest, the smartest (and prettiest) thermostat yet
- Rockstar announces Grand Theft Auto V with maddeningly few details
Audible Book of the Week
Musical Interlude #1
- The Full Walter Isaacson/Steve Jobs Interview From 60 Minutes
- What We Learned About Steve Jobs on ’60 Minutes’
- What Was on Steve Jobs’s iPod and How It Drove Him
- Steve Jobs: What an Asshole…
- Jobs’s final plan: an ‘integrated’ Apple TV
Musical Interlude #2
- Whoa, Microsoft’s patent deals now cover half of all Android devices
- Every Android device (and possibly Windows 8) now infringes Apple patent: Slide To Unlock
This week’s music, Coldplay’s Every Teardrop is a Waterfall & Norah Jones’ rendition of Bob Dylan’s Forever Young were both performed at Apple’s memorial to Steve Jobs.