The Drill Down 189 – All Aboard the Lulz Boat!

Ahoy! This week The Drill Down crew discusses Google’s doodles, Google’s answer to SMS, Google voice search on desktop, image search via your own photos & pre-caching of predicted search results. Also, a massive Bitcoin theft, an interview with Bill Gates, Facebook’s impending IPO and Pandora’s recent IPO success, Steve Jobs’ Apple ‘spaceship’ campus, Apple now selling unlocked GSM phones, Apple settles a patent dispute with Nokia, rumors of an iPad 3 later this year, XBOX Live on Windows 8, Duke Nukem Forever is finally released (to terrible reviews), and the IMF is hit by a sophisticated cyberattack.

Later, we discuss bold (and reckless) cyberattacks by merry pranksters Lulz Security, and the exodus of major movie studio presence from Comic-Con.

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The Drill Down 172 – The Revolution Will Won’t Be Streamed.

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This week we welcome as our guest Greg Davies of Social Blend, The Round Up, Tardis Blend, and podcasts too numerous to mention. We discuss the unveiling of Google’s Android Market and the return of The Daily Show & The Colbert Report to Hulu. Then we launch into a discussion of what is turning out to be the story of the year, the protests in Cairo, Egypt, including the government’s complete shutdown of internet services.

Then we discuss Canada’s plan to significantly meter the internet; major ISPs want more money from Netflix & YouTube to handle their traffic; Netflix publishes ISP traffic performance reports, News Corp. releases ‘The Daily’ tablet-based newspaper; Mixx is purchased by UberMedia & Mixx classic’s community migrates to Mixxingbowl.com; Digg.com gets a welcome overhaul; Bing gets caught red-handed copying Google’s search results; 4Chan’s founder unleashes user-generated content site Canvas;  the web runs out of IPv4 addresses, and ‘The Social Network’s’ Jesse Eisenberg meets Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday Night Live.

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The Drill Down 162 – We Can Work It Out

This week we welcome web entrepreneur (and world record kitesurfer!) Tammy Camp as we discuss Facebook Messages, how to export your email contacts from Facebook, TSA rage, The Beatles on iTunes, 4Chan vs. Tumblr, Jason Calacanis on why he’s suing Michael Arrington, XBox 360 owners hack the Kinect, Reddit’s astonishing altruism, Google Voice for the iPhone, Twitter sells their raw data, and sex stats on Facebook users.

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The Drill Down 154 – The Truth Lies Somewhere In Between


This week we explore what Digg must do to survive, Anonymous’ DDoS attacks on MPAA & RIAA sites, Google’s Transparency Report, Steve Jobs in a pissing match with a college journalism student, Twitter gets hacked (again), the real story behind the Facebook movie, Trent Reznor drops a free EP of the soundtrack, Facebook’s cellphone strategies, and a VC collusion conspiracy.

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The Drill Down 148 – Investigating the Digg Patriots

This week the Drill Down team welcome Ole Ole Olson, aka Digg user Novenator, lead investigator of the Digg Patriots conspiracy scandal. He breaks down his investigation and fields questions from the TDD audience. Later we discuss Skype’s IPO offering, Google and Verizon’s proposal for Net Neutrality, HP’s CEO Mark Hurd leaves amidst alleged sexual harassment claims, Twitter launches tweet buttons, and 4Chan’s founder explains the finer points of the site to a federal court.

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The Drill Down 136 – A Challenger Appears

This week, the Drill Down team are joined again by guest host Geeks Of Doom columnist Tom Cheredar to discuss Facebook’s official response to privacy criticisms, a Twitter bug, another leaked iPhone 4G, Adobe ♥s Apple, Digg’s pesky user problem, Hurt Locker sues, Heroes is canceled, Steam for the Mac, and heaven help us…4Chan 2?!

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