This week, Tom and Andy discuss Digg’s BP ad and its new CEO, the debut of Windows Phone 7, the effectiveness of twitter on social activism. Driverless Google cars, cracking glass on the iPhone 4, the popularity of smartphone apps, and Facebook loves Bing.
Although you can see which stories we’ll be talking about on our Delicious page, we thought we’d make it easier for you to access them here on our site. It also lets us list them in the order that we hope to cover them.
Twitter Mania: Google Got Shut Down. Apple Rumors Heat Up. (via Techcrunch). On a similar note, IGN Entertainment asks Could Apple buy EA, Twitter?
FTC looks at Google-Apple board ties (via Reuters)
Duke Nukem Developer 3D Realms Shuts Down (via Shacknews)
Facebook Connect Launches on Digg (via Digg blog)
X-Rayed game consoles (Flickr image)
Hacker Demands $10M for Your Prescriptions (via NewsFactor)
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.
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
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.
Be sure to check out The Drill Down at http://www.thedrilldown.com/ – and you can listen to Social Blend at http://www.mixxingbowl.com/
The Wrestler – Official Trailer
Black Sabbath’s Iron Man
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
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
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!
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