This week, Chinese hackers infiltrate The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal, hackers expose 250,000 Twitter accounts, Oreo leverages the Superbowl blackout for a terrific example of social media marketing, is Netflix’s full season release schedule for “House of Cards” the future of television…or a big mistake, will your body –or any biological organism for that matter– be the next unlimited storage device, and if you thought J.J. Abrams hit the motherlode last week for helming both Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, wait’ll you hear this week’s news.
This week, a bushel of Apple headlines, including revealing evidence in the ongoing Apple/Samsung trial; how a tech reporter’s online identity was demolished through a social engineering hack on Apple & Amazon tech support.
Plus, Starbucks invests $25 million– & their entire paypoint infrastructure– in Square payments.
Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.
Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), VentureBeat editor Devindra Hardawar, marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor. Occasionally joining them is Techmeme editor Lidija Davis.
The Drill Down team (including new permanent co-host Tom Cheredar) debut on their new day and time (Wednesdays, 6:30 pm Pacific), with a slew of stories covering Facebook’s official response to privacy criticisms, the first human infected with a computer virus, a new Apple TV, Tim & NBC/Universal refuse the move to HTML5, the tragic cost of Pac-Man, Half-Life 2 for the Mac, Steve Jobs speaks out, and Digg’s upcoming new version 4.