Welcome Geeks of Doom readers! The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all. You can find all our previous episodes here.
This week, TDD regulars Andrew Sorcini, Dwayne DeFreitas, and Christopher Burnor discuss Fortune reporter Adam Lashinsky‘s Apple exposé, “Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired – and Secretive – Company Really Works“, and whether the production of Apple products could ever come back to the US. Later we discuss Facebook‘s $5 BN IPO launch.
But first, the headlines: We discuss podcast hosting service Mevio dropping most free users without notice, Next-gen XBox specs, Netflix regains most of their lost subscribers, Warner Bros. further penalizes Netflix users, Twitter allows governments to censor tweets as needed, and President Obama hangs out on Google Plus.
- Xbox 720 Will Be Six Times as Powerful as Current Gen, to debut Fall 2013
- Netflix Regains 600,000 U.S. Subscribers
- Twitter Now Able To Censor Tweets, If Required By Law, Per Country
- Watch Live: President Obama Answers Your Questions in a Google+Hangout
Audible Book of the Week
Musical Interlude #1
- The secrets Apple keeps
- Ex-Apple Employee: ‘Tim Cook Could Be U.S. President’
- Apple’s ‘packaging room,’ Steve Jobs’s interest in Lytro cameras
- Apple Puts New Engineers on Fake Projects
- Apple, America and a Squeezed Middle Class
- Apple’s universal remote concept hints at future television set
Musical Interlude #2