The Drill Down 215 – Foresight and Zeitgeist

This week Dwayne, Devindra & Andy talk about the death of AT&T/T-Mobile, the public launch of Facebook Timeline, Zynga’s disappointing IPO, Sprint ditches Carrier IQ, SOPA is on hold for the holidays, Apple wins a patent over HTC, RIAA and other content kings caught filesharing, and the Dark Knight Rises & Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailers emerge.

Later, we discuss IBM’s 6th annual list of 5 technology predictions in the next 5 years, and Google’s annual ‘Zeitgeist’ list of the years top searches.

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The Drill Down 214 – Kill the Middleman

This week, Andy and Devindra are joined again by Christopher Burnor from the Symbiotek podcast & Startup Digest as we discuss Currents, Google’s answer to Flipboard, FBI uses Carrier IQ files for “law enforcement purposes”, Verizon in the market for Netflix, Twitter updates its interfaces, Sarah Lacy to start a TechCrunch 2.0, webOS goes open source, Louis CK’s self-distribution experiment, ‘Steve Jobs’ tops year-end best-seller lists,  Universal censors song praising filelocker service, and the political inevitability of remix culture.

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The Drill Down 213 – The Fight For Your Living Room

This week Andy, Dwayne, and semi-regular Tom Cheredar welcome guests Sean Ludwig from VentureBeat and Christopher Burnor from the Symbiotek podcast as we discuss: Facebook buys Gowalla, Kindle becomes #2 tablet, Verizon blocks Google Wallet, and a new advancement to cut chip power consumption.

Later we discuss upgrades to XBox Live, Verizon challenges Netflix, and YouTube’s new interface, all intended to steal your living room attention. Lastly we dissect culpability in the Carrier IQ exploit scandal.

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