This week, we explore how Digg went from the king of social news to cashing out for half a million dollars. Then we discuss the transition of one of Google’s top executives, Marissa Meyer, to becoming the new CEO of Yahoo, and whether it’s enough to save the flailing company.
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.
This week The Drill Down crew enlist the help of Latino Review.com‘s Kellvin Chavez as we review the best (and worst) of San Diego’s Comic-Con International 2010. Later we assess the impact of WikiLeaks’ Afghan War report on the state of internet and mainstream journalism, A contract that calls Facebook’s ownership (and its 500 Million users) in question, how a 15-year-old kid tricked Apple with a disguised iPhone tethering app, iPhone jailbreaking now considered fair use, Apple’s Magic Trackpad, the end of internet addresses, and the Flipboard phenomenon.