This week, TDD regulars Devindra Hardawar, Dwayne DeFreitas, Chris Burnor, Andrew Sorcini & semi-regular Lidija Davis discuss the US Justice Department’s bust of filesharing site Megaupload, in the wake of the fall of SOPA & PIPA, and whether or not those measures really mattered in the first place. Also we talk about a plan to kill Hollywood, and what to replace it with. Later we discuss Apple’s new textbook initiative, and their amazing 1st quarter profits. But first, we look at some other tech headlines…
We look at the President’s State of the Union speech as it pertains to tech, Facebook launches Timeline apps, RIM intros a new CEO, Google Plus allows pseudonyms, and Google tracks user info across all its products.
- Facebook Launches 60 Apps To Share On Your Timeline
- At Research In Motion, a new CEO vows to silence the doomsayers
- Google+ Allows Pseudonyms, But Only If They’re “Established”
- Google tracks consumers across products, users can’t opt out
- Google’s USER EDUCATION Campaign
- How Is This Supercharged MacBook Air Editing Crazy HD Video?
- ‘Don’t Be Evil’ tool alters new Google search results
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- Reid Calls Off Protect IP Act Vote
- Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com File-Sharing Website
- Request For Startup: Kill Hollywood
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