The Drill Down 067 – Rick Thursday, Black Friday

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Andy, Mu, Lid and Reg recover from Thanksgiving festivities with tales of Black Friday shopping, Massacres in Mumbai, µTorrent for the Mac, w i d e s c r e e n YouTube, the tastiest Apple product ever, and the most widely seen Rick Roll in history.

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Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede
Twitter, Flickr, blogs provide riveting accounts of Mumbai attacks
Citizen journalists told to stop using Twitter to update on Bombay attacks
Twitter Rejects $500 Million Takeover Offer From Facebook ($100M in CASH!)
µTorrent for Mac finally released
YouTube goes Widescreen

Now that’s an Apple Pie!
Rick Astley performs biggest Rick Roll Ever at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Round Up 034 – The Wrestler and Black Sabbath

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Andy Sorcini aka Mr. Baby Man from The Drill Down and Greg Davies aka cGt2099 from Social Blend join forces for The Round Up – a short mini podcast focusing on some entertainment news, with a preview of what’s coming up in Social Blend and The Drill Down.
In the 34th edition of The Round Up, Andy gives us a taste of a spectacular looking film called The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke in a role that could potentially re-boost his career.  Meanwhile, Greg brings us a Black Sabbath surprise in Iron Man

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The Wrestler – Official Trailer

Black Sabbath’s Iron Man

The Drill Down 051: Shining With the Sungoddess

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This week we welcome Digg submitter Sungoddess808 on the show as we discuss Microsoft’s new attempt at changing their image, Rumors about a Digg sale (again), the tragic end to a spam king, the death (and rebirth) of Scrabulous, and Delicious 2: Electric Boogaloo

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The “Mojave Experiment”
Google Walks Away From Digg Deal
Digg Recommendation Engine Updates
Escaped spammer dies in murder-suicide
Scrabulous Gets Wiped Off Facebook
Scrabulous goes for bonus points, relaunches as Wordscraper
Delicious 2 cleans up social bookmarking
Tattooed Zune Boy buys a black 80GB iPod Classic

The Drill Down 048 – Hitchin’ a Ride with the Social Monks

This week, the guys discuss Digg’s new Recommendation Engine, AT&T announces their iPhone plan rates, Canadians are up in arms over Rogers’ unfair iPhone plan rates, Google must give YouTube users’ histories to Viacom, Tesla’s proposed $30K all-electric car, and then we hang with Paul Sanchez and Tim Parr, the Social Monks!

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Digg’s Recommendation Engine rolling out this week!
Digg’s new “recommendation engine” could be a boon to advertisers
AT&T announces US iPhone 3G pricing plans
Unlock Your Own Iphone: Don’t Buy an Unlocked iPhone From AT&T, Just Cancel a New Contract
Open Letter to Steve Jobs about Rogers Data Plan situation
Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom
Firefox Users Most Secure on Internet, Study Reveals
Tesla’s Elon Musk promises sub-$30k all-electric car in less than four years
GoDaddy allows executives to bid against own customers in auctions
Hologram Google Earth

The Social Monks

The Drill Down 047 – Farewell, Bill

This week we say goodbye to Bill Gates’ tenure as Microsoft’s CEO wit a look back at hits and misses under his leadership. Also More funny business from the RIAA and MPAA, Nearly half of Americans believe in internet government regulation, 13 Sci-fi babes, and Where the Hell is Matt?

Due to technical problems during recording, there are occasional audio dropouts and poor quality sound. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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The Drill Down Community on Mixx

Bill Gates: top ten greatest hits (and misses) – the Microsoft years

The Bill Gates Timeline

MPAA Says No Proof Needed in P2P Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Judge upholds $107,834 in attorneys’ fees award against RIAA

49% Say Government Should Regulate Internet

Scientists say Martian soil could support life

Top 13 Sci-Fi Babes

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)

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