The Drill Down 192 – Two Things Certain In Life, Taxes & Tiered Data

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This week we read an anonymously sent letter from a top Blackberry exec about the company’s failings, the dance is over for Californians skirting sales taxes online, Zynga files for a billion dollar IPO, hackers announce the President’s assassination, Apple orders 25M iPhone 5s for the fall, Verizon kills all-you-can-eat data, Google may buy Hulu, and ends Realtime search.

After the break we examine the phenomenon that is Google+, one week later, including plans to fold older services into G+. Then we take a first peek at Facebook’s new Skype-integrated video chat.

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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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The Drill Down 017 – Your Privacy is an Illusion

Andy, Mu and Reg discuss three very different cautionary tales of privacy violations on open social networks. Then on Lightning Round: the theory of everything discovered by a surfer, Gene Simmons puts his foot in it, Fox News Porn, and we give shout outs to just about everyone.


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4-figure glory: me and the digg 1,000 club – by [muhammad.saleem]
Adults drive 14-year-old to suicide by harassing her on MySpace
Gun owner says Facebook gave employer access to her private profile
Bank intern busted by Facebook
Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything
Billboard Q&A: Gene Simmons on File Sharers – “Sue ‘em”
Digg – Fox News Porn Video!
Digg.com – Best Person In The World – Countdown with Keith Olbermann
Digg: foxnewsporn.com Unbanned
Firefox 3.0 may ship with a slew of serious bugs intact
Mininova Hits The Million Torrent Uploads Mark
Adult FriendFinder sale: “Sweet if it were true”
Lindsay Lohan spends 84 minutes in jail

Intro to ‘Aguanile’ performed by Neal Rodriguez