This week The Drill Down team explore Google Instant, craigslist’s censorship of their adult services listings; a slew of new Apple releases, including Ping, a music discovery service for iTunes, and AppleTV; Paul Allen unleashes patent troll hell upon Silicon Valley; Netflix for the iTunes; Google’s Gmail linked phone service and Priority Inbox; China’s “character amnesia”; and the Duke is back from the dead!
This week, the crew tackles Chris Anderson & Michael Wolff’s incendiary piece in Wired, “The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet“. We also discuss Facebook’s new Places geolocation feature, AT&T’s take on Google/Verizon’s Net Neutrality proposal, a recent poll that shows a third of AT&T’s users would switch to Verizon if the iPhone were available there, Hulu’s potential IPO listing, Sony Ericsson’s upcoming new PSP-like Android phone, Twitter’s new “followed by” lists, advertisers’ frustration with Apple’s tight control of iAds, and…do iPhone users have more sex?
This week the Drill Down team welcome Ole Ole Olson, aka Digg user Novenator, lead investigator of the Digg Patriots conspiracy scandal. He breaks down his investigation and fields questions from the TDD audience. Later we discuss Skype’s IPO offering, Google and Verizon’s proposal for Net Neutrality, HP’s CEO Mark Hurd leaves amidst alleged sexual harassment claims, Twitter launches tweet buttons, and 4Chan’s founder explains the finer points of the site to a federal court.
This week we’re happy to have as our guest video producer and creator of Bottles, Blends and Brews podcast Zack Luye. Zack shares his experience in creating BBB and the most unusual beverages he’s ever had. Later we discuss Nielsen’s report on how we’re spending time online, Disney gets into the casual games space with purchase of Playdom, Android sales overtake iPhone sales in the U.S., Saudi Arabia bans Blackberries, college students gain higher awareness of privacy on Facebook, YouTube expands upload time to 15 minutes, and RIP, Google Wave.
This week JD, Mu and Andy discuss Steve Jobs’ make-good for Apple iPhone 4 owners, rival cell manufacturers snap back over Jobs’ ‘death-grip’ claims, NYT attacks Google, The Times loses 90% readership after paywall, is the RIAA’s business model worth it?, Arrested Development is coming to the big screen, and Inception twists our minds.