This week, Facebook Home, Anonymous hacks North Korea, Thunderbolt gets bolt-ier, Google Fiber rolls out to Austin, Bitcoin hits a bubble, Wikileaks wants to make a ‘Library of Congress’ of secret government documents, and we say goodbye to Roger Ebert.
This week, we look at some new Facebook-related changes on the cusp of their Initial Public Offering, and whether those changes are enough to keep advertisers interested after Facebook goes public. Then, to code or not to code…that is the question.
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.
This week Andy, JD, and Tom discuss Goldman Sachs’s Facebook offering, the vaporware of 2010, AT&T’s 4G plans, FCC wants you to design a traffic-blocking detector, Reddit boasts 232% growth, Kevin Rose launches Foundat.io/n, the PS3 is cracked, Intel adds content protection to its CPUs, and Skype for the iPhone now features video teleconferencing.
This week, The Drill Down Crew welcome Dragon*Con TV‘s Chris ‘Crispy’ Lloyd, who talks about his upcoming involvement in Dragon*Con, and shares with us his latest video, Vaderex. Later we discuss Leo Laporte’s cautionary disenchantment with social media, accusations of rape leveled against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Intel’s recent purchase of McAfee, reactions to the new Digg version 4, Portal 2′s release date (and cast!), and the most inspired viral marketing stunt since Old Spice on YouTube.