The Drill Down 213 – The Fight For Your Living Room

This week Andy, Dwayne, and semi-regular Tom Cheredar welcome guests Sean Ludwig from VentureBeat and Christopher Burnor from the Symbiotek podcast as we discuss: Facebook buys Gowalla, Kindle becomes #2 tablet, Verizon blocks Google Wallet, and a new advancement to cut chip power consumption.

Later we discuss upgrades to XBox Live, Verizon challenges Netflix, and YouTube’s new interface, all intended to steal your living room attention. Lastly we dissect culpability in the Carrier IQ exploit scandal.

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The Drill Down 183 – The New Viewership

Click to embiggen.This week Tom Cheredar and Andrew Sorcini are joined by Devindra Hardawar, writer for VentureBeat and co-host of the Symbiotek & Slashfilmcast podcasts.

We discuss the effect the bin Laden raid had on global twitter traffic (and one tweeter in particular), Sony gets hit with a second round of security breaches, Apple updates their iMacs, rental laptops spy on their rentees, Warner Brothers buys Rotten Tomatoes, and The Woz tells Paul Allen to stop trolling.

Later we discuss the decline of TV ownership and DVD/Blu-Ray sales and why that’s an indicator of the new way we watch content; Julian Assange says Facebook is the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented; and we breakdown the new upcoming Star Wars box sets.

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