The Drill Down 178 – AT&T +1

This week, Tom and Andy make up for two weeks lost time, and do it in whirlwind fashion.

Tom wraps up highlights of his trip to CTIA Wireless. We discuss ICANN’s approval of the .XXX domain, New York Times’ paywall, Showtime’s decision to pull future shows from Netflix, the release of Firefox 4,  Amazon’s online Cloud Player, and Google’s +1 social recommendation button.

Later, we discuss AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile, and the ramifications it has for the mobile industry, and we finish off the show with a brief discussion of the future of Digg following Founder Kevin Rose’s departure.

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The Drill Down 156 – Shrimping? Get my Sister.

This week, we look at Facebook’s new Groups and Download features, Twitter’s new CEO, CNN’s Rick Sanchez vs. Jon Stewart, Apple hit with $625.5 Million patent violation, Android moves ahead, Apple preps an iPhone for Verizon, Google TV gets more real, Goo.gl gets a website, an alternative to JPEG, Google goggles comes to the iPhone, and Search terms Google Instant doesn’t want you to see.

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An Open invitation to Kevin Rose, former CEO, Digg.com

Crossposted from Social Blade

We have never begged a guest to be on our show before. There are so many interesting social media people out there that finding guests is possibly the easiest aspect of doing the show.

Kevin Rose, CEO, Digg.com

Kevin Rose, CEO Digg.com

This week, we’re changing things. I, JD Rucker, am BEGGING Kevin Rose to be our guest on either The Drill Down Wednesday night at 6:30pm Pacific or the Social Blade Show Thursday at 7:00pm Pacific.

So that it’s easier to fit into your (obviously) busy schedule, we are opening it up to either show… or BOTH! Your appearance on TWiT was nice, but we would like to ask some more challenging and perhaps better-informed questions than what Mr. Laporte was able to pose.

Simply Tweet to @MrBabyMan or @0boy and let us know which you can make.