This week, Steve Ballmer says goodbye to Microsoft, Tesla puts their money where their cars are, Google gets ready to welcome kids, YouTube plans a subscription service, and the internet gets cold and wet for charity.
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.
This week we welcome as our guest Greg Davies of Social Blend, The Round Up, Tardis Blend, and podcasts too numerous to mention. We discuss the unveiling of Google’s Android Market and the return of The Daily Show & The Colbert Report to Hulu. Then we launch into a discussion of what is turning out to be the story of the year, the protests in Cairo, Egypt, including the government’s complete shutdown of internet services.
Then we discuss Canada’s plan to significantly meter the internet; major ISPs want more money from Netflix & YouTube to handle their traffic; Netflix publishes ISP traffic performance reports, News Corp. releases ‘The Daily’ tablet-based newspaper; Mixx is purchased by UberMedia & Mixx classic’s community migrates to Mixxingbowl.com; Digg.com gets a welcome overhaul; Bing gets caught red-handed copying Google’s search results; 4Chan’s founder unleashes user-generated content site Canvas; the web runs out of IPv4 addresses, and ‘The Social Network’s’ Jesse Eisenberg meets Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday Night Live.