The Drill Down 178 – AT&T +1

This week, Tom and Andy make up for two weeks lost time, and do it in whirlwind fashion.

Tom wraps up highlights of his trip to CTIA Wireless. We discuss ICANN’s approval of the .XXX domain, New York Times’ paywall, Showtime’s decision to pull future shows from Netflix, the release of Firefox 4,  Amazon’s online Cloud Player, and Google’s +1 social recommendation button.

Later, we discuss AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile, and the ramifications it has for the mobile industry, and we finish off the show with a brief discussion of the future of Digg following Founder Kevin Rose’s departure.

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The Drill Down 177 – Streaming Is Not a Crime

This week, The Drill Down crew examine the importance of Twitter during national disasters, iPad 2 sales, AOL axes 900 jobs, IE9 is released, and the Zune (player) is dead. Later we discuss IP Czar Victoria Espinel’s proposal to allow wiretapping to hunt for IP infringers, and seeks felony charges for illegal web streaming. Also we discuss Netflix’s plans to produce and air their own original programming.

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