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This week, driverless ride-sharing is emerging, Russia’s part in hacking the US election, President-Elect Trump meets with tech leaders, Bill Gates leads a fight against climate change, and much, much more.
Google Glass gets skewered, tons of gaming news, FBI’s plan to wiretap web users, iOS 7 goes flat, Facebook & SMS lose millions of users, the world’s 1st 3D printed gun, and a man who quit the ‘Net for a year (and lived to tell about it)…
This week, Apple beats Samsung in a landmark patent and design lawsuit to the tune of $1 billion dollars. Panelists Andrew Sorcini, Christopher Burnor & guest VentureBeat staff writer Sean Ludwig discuss how this will affect Apple, Samsung, the whole mobile phone ecosystem, the future of patent lawsuits, & you, the consumer.
In headlines this week: Twitter removes friend-finding from Tumblr and removes 3rd-party plugin identification from Twitter.com, Microsoft gets a new logo, Apple delays TV device development, a landmark filesharing fine is upheld, Ask.com buys About.com from The New York Times, and President Obama visits Reddit.
Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.
Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), VentureBeat editor Devindra Hardawar, marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor. Occasionally joining them is Techmeme editor Lidija Davis.