The Drill Down 042 – The Final Word With Darian

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This week the guys discuss bad practices amongst mainstream movie news sites, Napster’s new DRM-free store, the public griefings of Steve Ballmer & Garry Kasparov, A line-up at the Apple Store for no reason whatsoever, and Weezer’s new every-meme video.


Show Notes
If The Trades Can’t Play Fair, Then We Won’t Be Friends
Napster rolls out MP3 store in challenge to iTunes
Snackr is an RSS Addict’s Dream Come True
Steve Ballmer Egged in Hungary!

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis

The Pirate Bay Enters List of 100 Most Popular Webites
iPhone line forms at Apple’s flagship for absolutely no reason
Weezer – Pork and Beans

The Drill Down 041 – Don’t Stand On Ceremony

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This week we all make ourselves at home over dinner and a few juicy tech stories. CBS buys Cnet, Condé Nast buys Ars Technica, Google squashes Anonymous, and Carl Icahn makes a play for Yahoo.


Show Links
CBS to Acquire CNET for $1.8 Billion
Condé Nast/Wired Acquires Ars Technica
Dear Yahoo: You’re Fired
Hackers try to spur epileptic seizures
WorldWide Telescope
MPAA Demands $15 Million from The Pirate Bay
Google kills Anonymous AdSense account

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The Drill Down 040 – Two Scoops

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This week’s episode suffered a fatal crash during the live recording of the show Friday evening, using Audacity. Unfortunately the first 10-15 minutes of the show are lost to the ages.

This week we’re joined by LatinoReview.com blogger El Mayimbe, who offers advice to Web 2.0 movie blogs on the best way to wield power against the movie studios and get them to cater to you. We also cover the myth that videogames steal movie profits, Nine Inch Nails’ new FREE release, Yahoo’s final(?) rebuff against Microsoft, a hack that’ll supercharge your Canon point-and-shoot, and the upcoming Digg Town Hall. PLUS El Mayimbe reveals a couple of breaking scoops on our show.


Show Links
Digg – Call for Topics: Digg Townhall this Monday
Second Digg Townhall Liveblog Coming to Mashable
New Digg Comments coming (finally)
Iron-Man and GTA IV Team up to Crush a Modern Marketing Myth
Microsoft Withdraws Proposal to Acquire Yahoo!: Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Yahoo! Inc
Yahoo Stock Plunges After Microsoft Backs Off
nin.com [download]- the slip
Camera Hacks: Turn Your Point-and-Shoot into a Super-Camera
The A-TEAM and THOR movie updates!


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The Drill Down 039 – Geek of Doom

Reg is out this week, so we’re joined by Dave3, webmaster of Geeks of Doom, a terrific blog catering to geek culture. We discuss the decline of quality stories on Digg, GTA IV & Mario Kart Wii, a $200 3G iPhone in our future?, and Metallica does an about face.


Show notes

The Decline and Fall of Quality on Digg
GTA game smashes UK sales records
AT&T’s 3G iPhone Is $199 This Summer
Michael Arrington – The 2008 TIME 100
Purchase New Movies on iTunes Same Day as DVD Release
Metallica Considering Radiohead-Style Release
Apple 2.0 Safari market share tripled on Windows after Apple gambit
Twitter Said To Be Abandoning Ruby on Rails
7 Confessions Of An Apple Macintosh Specialist
Confirmed: Facebook Apps Are Useless

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