The Drill Down 176 – Renting Movies on Facebook

This week, The Drill Down team discuss Sony being allowed to acquire IP addresses from anyone who visited PS3  firmware hacker George Hotz’s website, Sprint plans on bringing a 3D EVO phone to the market, Microsoft’s Kinect gets into the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest selling consumer electronics device, Reddit breaks personal records with their Ask Me Anything subreddit, Apple releases iOS 4.3, Mixx.com’s social news product is dead, but the community lives on at Mixxingbowl.com.

Our in-depth discussion this week is on a Warner Bros. announcement to market movie rentals and purchases via Facebook, using Facebook credits. Finally we finish up with the news that YouTube has purchased video producer Next New Networks, and what that means for the future of YouTube content.

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The Drill Down 174 – Global Domination Cocktail Party

Andrew Sorcini and Tom Cheredar welcome guest Social Blade co-host Jeff Cryder, Jr., as they discuss Apple’s upcoming iPad 2 announcement, Amazon’s streaming movie service for Prime members, Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft and the death of Symbian, Apple and Google both launch subscription services, President Obama pitches a plan to free 500MHz, raise $28B, and bring 4G to everyone; Obama’s dinner with the tech elite, Anonymous challenges the Westboro Baptist Church– or do they? Google offers a plugin to block content spam, Microsoft embraces experimentation on the Kinect, and we welcome our new robotic Jeopardy-playing overlords.

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The Drill Down 168 – Seacrest In

This week Andy, JD, and Tom discuss Goldman Sachs’s Facebook offering, the vaporware of 2010, AT&T’s 4G plans, FCC wants you to design a traffic-blocking detector, Reddit boasts 232% growth, Kevin Rose launches Foundat.io/n, the PS3 is cracked, Intel adds content protection to its CPUs, and Skype for the iPhone now features video teleconferencing.

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