The Drill Down 223: Targeting your Habits (preview)

This week, we look the science of habit formation and how retailers and other businesses are using that data to fine tune their marketing focus. Also at how Google bypassed privacy settings in Apple‘s Safari and Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer to track users web browsing.

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The Drill Down 196 – Enter the Cyber-Dragon

This week Andy and Devindra are joined by Dwayne De Freitas, Devindra’s co-host on the Symbiotek podcast.

We discuss Spotify’s patent infringement woes, Google’s stance on ‘bogus patents”, Logitech cuts the price on their GoogleTV device (and loses a CEO), a bogus study claiming IE users are dumb, Apple has more cash than the US government, AT&T throttles Unlimited Data subscribers, President Obama spams users on Twitter (and loses 40K followers), 92% of Newt Gingrich’s Twitter followers are fake, Foxconn to replace workers with 1M robots, Adobe launches HTML5 alternative to Flash, and Apple launched iCloud beta.

Later, we discuss Operation ShadyRAT, one of the largest, most widespread cyber-espionage campaigns ever perpetrated, and we ponder whether handheld gaming consoles are obsolete in the era of the smartphone.

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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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