The Drill Down 180 – Dilligaf at 48 fps

This week we welcome Social Blend, TARDISBlend and The Round Up co-host Greg Davies as we discuss new evidence that suggests that Facebook owes half its ownership to a convicted felon, Cisco Systems kills the Flip camera, Apple announces Final Cut Pro X, Nintendo may have an HD console in the works, Encyclopedia Dramatica sells out, and Asia’s out of IPv4 addresses.

Later we discuss the advent of 48 fps digital acquisition for theatrical exhibition, beginning with Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Then we discuss the prospect that geolocation check-in services will be obsolete in the near future, and how they could survive.

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The Drill Down 179 – Google Gets Social

This week Tom recaps his recent trip to WonderCon, we discuss April Fools Day on the ‘net, MySpace’s rapid decline, Know Your Meme’s acquisition by Cheezburger, Anonymous’ attack on Sony, Kevin Rose’s new startup, Milk, a grim outlook for The Daily, and Facebook’s initiative to open the development of their servers.

Later, we discuss Google’s aggressive initiatives to kick the company into the social space, and we finish with a discussion of the impact that a government shutdown would have had on IPO development.

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