This week, Google floats the internet over Puerto Rico, Twitter comes clean with political ads, Snapchat’s big fail, Amazon gets fresh inside your front door, tons of Tesla news, Netflix‘s ‘Binge racing’? and much more.
This week we welcome Social Blend, TARDISBlend and The Round Up co-host Greg Davies as we discuss new evidence that suggests that Facebook owes half its ownership to a convicted felon, Cisco Systems kills the Flip camera, Apple announces Final Cut Pro X, Nintendo may have an HD console in the works, Encyclopedia Dramatica sells out, and Asia’s out of IPv4 addresses.
Later we discuss the advent of 48 fps digital acquisition for theatrical exhibition, beginning with Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Then we discuss the prospect that geolocation check-in services will be obsolete in the near future, and how they could survive.
This week, The Drill Down team discuss Sony being allowed to acquire IP addresses from anyone who visited PS3 firmware hacker George Hotz’s website, Sprint plans on bringing a 3D EVO phone to the market, Microsoft’s Kinect gets into the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest selling consumer electronics device, Reddit breaks personal records with their Ask Me Anything subreddit, Apple releases iOS 4.3, Mixx.com’s social news product is dead, but the community lives on at Mixxingbowl.com.
Our in-depth discussion this week is on a Warner Bros. announcement to market movie rentals and purchases via Facebook, using Facebook credits. Finally we finish up with the news that YouTube has purchased video producer Next New Networks, and what that means for the future of YouTube content.