The Drill Down 228: The Social Network Strikes Back (preview)

This week, we take a look at April Fools’ Day on the web, Apple’s rumored upcoming  TV set vs. existing console-based options, and  bad news for Yahoo, as Facebook strikes back, plus these hot tech headlines:

Instagram comes to Android, details on Sony‘s next-generation Playstation, Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs, Apple addresses worker violations at Foxconn, an iPhone stalker app raises privacy concerns on Facebook, Amazon wins sales tax fight in Colorado, Google to sell tablets online, Google tests augmented reality goggles & OMGPop‘s CEO gets catty.

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The Drill Down 179 – Google Gets Social

This week Tom recaps his recent trip to WonderCon, we discuss April Fools Day on the ‘net, MySpace’s rapid decline, Know Your Meme’s acquisition by Cheezburger, Anonymous’ attack on Sony, Kevin Rose’s new startup, Milk, a grim outlook for The Daily, and Facebook’s initiative to open the development of their servers.

Later, we discuss Google’s aggressive initiatives to kick the company into the social space, and we finish with a discussion of the impact that a government shutdown would have had on IPO development.

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