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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.
Every year at Comic-Con, Director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno) regales the Hall H audience as only a master raconteur can. Here he talks about quitting the film business and beginning a podcasting empire, lowering your expectations, raising a geek daughter, marketing his film Red State and his personal battle with the Westboro Baptist Church.
WARNING: The following audio contains explicit language and is not for younger or impressionable listeners.
I’ve always loved Dr. Who, but I’ll admit, my Doctor was the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker. This Doctor, played by David “not the guy from the Pet Shop Boys” Tennant, is a Doctor for this era, not mine. In any case, here’s the complete audio of last Saturday’s Dr. Who panel at Comic-Con, wherein über-producer Russell T Davies (credited for the reinvention of the good Doctor, as well as creator of spinoff shows Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures) receives the Guinness World Record for the successful sci-fi series ever. He’s joined by BBC producer Julie Gardner, series director Euros Lyn, and of course Tenth Doctor himself (at least until this season is over), David Tennant.