The Drill Down 209 – Gone in a Flash

This week, Devindra and Andy are joined by former regular co-host (and current TechMeme editor) Lidija Davis as we discuss Groupon’s IPO launch, Google claims Apple’s Siri is a ‘competitive threat’, Disney & YouTube team up, Barnes & Noble’s new Nook Tablet, Steve Jobs’ lost interview, Google + opens up for businesses, Consumer Reports recommends the iPhone 4S, Adobe ceases mobile Flash development, and we look at the Verge.

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The Drill Down 206 – Does that come in white?

This week we discuss Apple’s lackluster Q4 report, the passing of Dennis Ritchie (the father of Unix & C), Groupon & Living Social caught inflating regular prices to make deals look better, Reddit comments lead to movie deal, an upcoming Google music store, Skype founders launch Vdio, Lytro announces its new light field camera.

Later we discuss Google’s 4.0 iteration of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, Android vs iOS 5, and Amit Gupta’s request for bone marrow donors.

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The Drill Down 188 – WWDC / E3 2011

This week we cover: Facebook’s claim that Paul Ceglia’s ownership contract is a fraud, Groupon files for $750 million IPO, Sony is hacked (again again) & so is Nintendo, UN declares Internet access a human right, McDonald’s clever interactive billboard, and Twitter incorporates auto-URL shortnening.

Later we discuss Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, including updates to OS X, iOS, and the introduction of iCloud and iTunes Match, and we finish with a roundup of E3 2011, including new Kinect integration, Playstation’s  Vita and Nintendo’s Wii U.

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The Drill Down 182 – Hacked and Tracked

This week, we discuss Facebook’s new Send button and Social Deals, YouTube’s founders rescue Delicious, Yahoo launches Video on Demand, HBO launches Go for mobile, Marvel announces a free-to-play MMO, Apple’s white iPhone is thicker, and Apple buys iCloud.com

Later we drill down into the breach of Sony’s Playstation Network and its 77 million victims. And the details of Apple’s iOS location tracking controversy, from Apple’s press room itself.

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The Drill Down Show 173 – You’ve Got Female

This week Tom Cheredar and Andrew Sorcini are joined by social media expert Mark Frost as we discuss AOL’s purchase of Huffington Post (and the assignment of Ariana Huffington in charge of AOL’s entire editorial content), Verizon breaks all pre-sale records with the iPhone 4, Canada reverses its stance on data caps, Gawker Media’s new layout design, tech companies return to Super Bowl ads (and Groupon’s incendiary ads), Apple’s new iPad in production, Mark Zuckerberg gets a stalker, Anonymous pwns FBI contractor HBGary, and Duke Nukem Forever arrives with a whimper.

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The Drill Down 169 – Fan Night

This week we invite one of our most avid live show chat room members, Morebanter, to step behind the curtain and sit in on the tech roundtable. We discuss the premiere of Apple’s iPhone (and the iPad) on Verizon’s network, Myspace axes 47% of their staff, Twitter stands up to a government subpoena about Wikileaks, Apple’s Mac App store opens, Skype acquires Qik, Groupon raises, like, a billion dollars, and Facebook’s new Profile goes live to all users.

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The Drill Down 164 – Gift Picks With Sukhjit

The holiday gift-giving season is upon us and The Drill Down crew wants to help, so we brought in gadget blogger (Sony social media team member) Sukhjit to help with her tech gift picks for the holidays and our picks as well (you can see our full lists here).

Later in the show, we tackle the hard tech news of the week, including a peering feud between Level 3 Communications and Comcast, Google’s $5.3B offer for Groupon, Wikileaks release of 250 thousand US Embassy cables & the hunt for founder Julian Assange, Microsoft’s TV service, Kinect’s record-breaking sales, and iPad 2 rumors.

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