This week, Facebook’s CEO wants to be the next Tony Stark, GM invests in Lyft, Twitter wants you to tweet longer, Oculus Rift gets a price & date, the latest from CES …All this and more on The Drill Down.
This week, Chinese hackers infiltrate The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal, hackers expose 250,000 Twitter accounts, Oreo leverages the Superbowl blackout for a terrific example of social media marketing, is Netflix’s full season release schedule for “House of Cards” the future of television…or a big mistake, will your body –or any biological organism for that matter– be the next unlimited storage device, and if you thought J.J. Abrams hit the motherlode last week for helming both Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, wait’ll you hear this week’s news.
This week, tragedy strikes the life of online activist Aaron Swartz, shameless journalistic bias at CES, Amazon rips previously purchased CDs, MySpace relaunches, Facebook unveils major surprises, and the White House shoots down the Death Star.
This week, regular TDD panelists Andrew Sorcini, Devindra Hardawar, Dwayne DeFreitas & Christopher Burnor discuss the Internet’s reaction to the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act & Protect IP Bill, including a nationwide blackout of several prominent websites, in protest.
But first, the headlines: Facebook adds simultaneous music listening, Zappos gets hacked, Sarah Lacy launches PandoDaily (with a $2.5 M investment from the VC community), and Yahoo’s chief Yahoo, Jerry Yang resigns.
Finally, Devindra summarizes the highlights of his trip to CES, the Consumer Electronics Show.