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 197 – Social Media & The London Riots

 

This week we discuss Sony missing the holiday window for their PS Vita launch, Google’s first self-driving vehicle crash (kind of), Anonymous hacks the Syrian Defense Ministry site, Digg launches a new feature called Newswire, Nokia ends Symbian development in the US for Windows Mobile, Facebook launches a new mobile messaging service, Apple (briefly) becomes the world’s most valuable company, Gizmodo’s name is cleared from prototype iPhone 4 theft, Amazon does an end-run around Apple’s iOS app restrictions with a web-based Kindle reader, and Anonymous vows to kill Facebook.

Later we discuss the Greater London Riots and how Social Media has been used to both aid conspirators to coordinate their actions and help peacekeeping forces to identify looters. We also discuss further volleys in the patent wars as Microsoft & Google play the blame game, and Apple blocks the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Europe.

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The Drill Down 189 – All Aboard the Lulz Boat!

Ahoy! This week The Drill Down crew discusses Google’s doodles, Google’s answer to SMS, Google voice search on desktop, image search via your own photos & pre-caching of predicted search results. Also, a massive Bitcoin theft, an interview with Bill Gates, Facebook’s impending IPO and Pandora’s recent IPO success, Steve Jobs’ Apple ‘spaceship’ campus, Apple now selling unlocked GSM phones, Apple settles a patent dispute with Nokia, rumors of an iPad 3 later this year, XBOX Live on Windows 8, Duke Nukem Forever is finally released (to terrible reviews), and the IMF is hit by a sophisticated cyberattack.

Later, we discuss bold (and reckless) cyberattacks by merry pranksters Lulz Security, and the exodus of major movie studio presence from Comic-Con.

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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 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 160 – No Love Lost

This week The Drill Down crew discuss Facebook Deals, Facebook buys Drop.io and gains a CEO, FARK’s Drew Curtis defends Reddit from Stewart/Colbert, the dawn of promoted tweets, a very public (and seemingly personal) feud between Michael Arrington and Jason Calacanis, Reddit Chief Chris Slowe leaves for Hipmunk, the real reason the white iPhone 4 is delayed, iPhone 5 rumored to have an e-wallet chip, and Digg unburies the Bury Button.

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The Drill Down 145 – Bumpers for EVERYONE!

This week JD, Mu and Andy discuss Steve Jobs’ make-good for Apple iPhone 4 owners, rival cell manufacturers snap back over Jobs’ ‘death-grip’ claims, NYT attacks Google, The Times loses 90% readership after paywall, is the RIAA’s business model worth it?, Arrested Development is coming to the big screen, and Inception twists our minds.

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