The Drill Down 170 – Damn Hipsters

This week The Drill Down team reflects on Steve Jobs’ announced medical leave from Apple and ponders the company’s future without him, Apple posts record quarterly earnings, rounding up rumors on the iPad 2, the overthrow of a tyrant in Tunisia  facilitated by the internet, why you should always encrypt your smartphone, the government approves a Comcast-NBC Deal, Why John C. Dvorak doesn’t use Facebook, a battle between H.264 and WebM codecs, NetFlix drops the ‘Add to DVD queue’ option from streaming devices, I Can Has Cheezburger raises $30M in funding, & ‘The Social Network’ wins the Golden Globes and causes its creators to reevaluate their opinion of Mark Zuckerberg.

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The Drill Down 165 – Hot Potato

This week The Drill Down crew (spontaneously joined again by blogger Amy Vernon) discuss updates to Google Chrome, including the introduction of the Chrome App Store and a test platform for ChromeOS, further developments in Cablegate, including the arrest of Julian Assange and subsequent response from Anonymous, Facebook’s overhauled profile pages, Samsung’s Android-powered Nexus S, Tumblr’s downtime woes, AT&T named worst carrier by Consumer Reports, Google’s eBookstore, Google’s search algo changes, and a sneak peek at Google’s “Facebook-killer”, Google+1


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