The Drill Down 197 – Social Media & The London Riots

 

This week we discuss Sony missing the holiday window for their PS Vita launch, Google’s first self-driving vehicle crash (kind of), Anonymous hacks the Syrian Defense Ministry site, Digg launches a new feature called Newswire, Nokia ends Symbian development in the US for Windows Mobile, Facebook launches a new mobile messaging service, Apple (briefly) becomes the world’s most valuable company, Gizmodo’s name is cleared from prototype iPhone 4 theft, Amazon does an end-run around Apple’s iOS app restrictions with a web-based Kindle reader, and Anonymous vows to kill Facebook.

Later we discuss the Greater London Riots and how Social Media has been used to both aid conspirators to coordinate their actions and help peacekeeping forces to identify looters. We also discuss further volleys in the patent wars as Microsoft & Google play the blame game, and Apple blocks the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Europe.

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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 172 – The Revolution Will Won’t Be Streamed.

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This week we welcome as our guest Greg Davies of Social Blend, The Round Up, Tardis Blend, and podcasts too numerous to mention. We discuss the unveiling of Google’s Android Market and the return of The Daily Show & The Colbert Report to Hulu. Then we launch into a discussion of what is turning out to be the story of the year, the protests in Cairo, Egypt, including the government’s complete shutdown of internet services.

Then we discuss Canada’s plan to significantly meter the internet; major ISPs want more money from Netflix & YouTube to handle their traffic; Netflix publishes ISP traffic performance reports, News Corp. releases ‘The Daily’ tablet-based newspaper; Mixx is purchased by UberMedia & Mixx classic’s community migrates to Mixxingbowl.com; Digg.com gets a welcome overhaul; Bing gets caught red-handed copying Google’s search results; 4Chan’s founder unleashes user-generated content site Canvas;  the web runs out of IPv4 addresses, and ‘The Social Network’s’ Jesse Eisenberg meets Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday Night Live.

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The Drill Down 171 – And the Winners Will Be…

This week we’re joined by previous guest Dragon*Con TV‘s Chris ‘Crispy’ Lloyd, as we discuss President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, and in particular, its focus on the advancement of technology. We’re then joined by LatinoReview.com‘s editor-in-chief, Kellvin Chavez, as he predicts who will win this year’s Academy Awards; film editor Walter Murch’s letter to Roger Ebert stating why 3D will never work in film; and recent casting choices for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Later, we discuss the hacking of Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook fan page; new security features coming to Facebook; Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down in place of co-founder Larry Page; Apple’s plan to allow you to use your iPhone in place of a credit card; Google allowing users to port their mobile numbers to Google Voice, and Yahoo’s bid to sell Delicious to Digg.com.

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The Drill Down 161 – We Need To Go Deeper…

This week we discuss the Google/Facebook data portability war, the return of lists on Digg filtered by content type (and additional changes to their UI),  the debut of social browser Rockmelt, game theory to explain viral content on social news sites, Skype 5.0 beta for Mac, an alleged sexual assault on a Googler by a Twitter employee, Google instant previews, Google gives free in-flight wifi away for the holidays, installing Android on a jailbroken iPhone, Fox News blocks Google TV, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and an iPhone app that plays Flash video.

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