The Drill Down 263: Emperor of the Geekiverse (preview)

JJ Abrams, Emperor of the Geekiverse

This week, it’s now illegal to unlock your phone, Twitter launches Vine, a short-form video service, Microsoft Office & YouTube go to paid subscriptions, Ashton Kutcher & JJ Abrams shake up the geek universe, and are the new Blackberry OS & devices Blackberry’s last gasp, or is it already too late?

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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 Box tech consultant Tosin Onafowokan.

BlackBerry 10: Late, But Confident

BlackBerry Z10 & Q10

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Blackberry (the company formerly named RIM) demoed the BlackBerry 10 at the CES 2013 to get the critics roused and the fans excited. Of the six devices they are to launch this year, two of them were unveiled exclusively. Despite the fact that the OS has been delayed and is already under a lot of fire for not being able to pull its own around smartphone heavyweights such as Android and iOS lately, the folks over at Blackberry seem to be packing on the confidence. Continue reading

The Drill Down 262: Megalomaniac (preview)

Kim DotCom at Mega launch

This week, Kim DotCom returns to launch Mega, FCC wants gigabit broadband across the US, Steve Jobs vs poaching, a sneak peek at the new Blackberry 10 mobile OS, Firefox OS phones, game develper THQ shuts its doors, and more

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The Drill Down 203 – From a Kindle to a Fire

This week Andy, Devindra and Dwayne welcome back former TDD co-host Lidija Davis as new semi-regular to the show. We share what we’re experiencing this week, then discuss Meg Whitman’s appointment as HP’s new CEO, new (old) management at Yahoo, Netflix signs a deal with Dreamworks, Dish launches Blockbuster streaming, Amazon’s streaming service partners with Fox, Microsoft will get royalties from Samsung for every Android device sold, Surveys say things are changing, Delicious relaunches, and Zynga’s profits are down 95%.

Later, we talk about Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference announcements, including  Timelines and “frictionless” sharing. Then we review Amazon’s new Kindle lineup, including the Kindle touch and the Fire.

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The Drill Down 197 – Social Media & The London Riots

 

This week we discuss Sony missing the holiday window for their PS Vita launch, Google’s first self-driving vehicle crash (kind of), Anonymous hacks the Syrian Defense Ministry site, Digg launches a new feature called Newswire, Nokia ends Symbian development in the US for Windows Mobile, Facebook launches a new mobile messaging service, Apple (briefly) becomes the world’s most valuable company, Gizmodo’s name is cleared from prototype iPhone 4 theft, Amazon does an end-run around Apple’s iOS app restrictions with a web-based Kindle reader, and Anonymous vows to kill Facebook.

Later we discuss the Greater London Riots and how Social Media has been used to both aid conspirators to coordinate their actions and help peacekeeping forces to identify looters. We also discuss further volleys in the patent wars as Microsoft & Google play the blame game, and Apple blocks the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Europe.

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The Drill Down 195 – Feeding the Patent Trolls

The Drill Down team is back from ComicCon, and we’re wrapping up our discussion about what we’ve seen there, including a groundbreaking breakthrough from director Francis Ford Coppola. RIM cuts 10% of their work staff, China clones Apple stores, Google+ struggles with pseudonyms, LulzSec boycotts PayPal, and the White House RickRolls a Twitterer.

Later we discuss the increasing problem of software patent litigation and its stifling of innovation. And Devindra reviews Apple’s new MacBook Air.

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The Drill Down 192 – Two Things Certain In Life, Taxes & Tiered Data

Google+ user #1

This week we read an anonymously sent letter from a top Blackberry exec about the company’s failings, the dance is over for Californians skirting sales taxes online, Zynga files for a billion dollar IPO, hackers announce the President’s assassination, Apple orders 25M iPhone 5s for the fall, Verizon kills all-you-can-eat data, Google may buy Hulu, and ends Realtime search.

After the break we examine the phenomenon that is Google+, one week later, including plans to fold older services into G+. Then we take a first peek at Facebook’s new Skype-integrated video chat.

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