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This week, A new HTC phone, Facebook’s developer conference, a camera that’ll kill the green screen, biotech that’s improving lives, DIY braces and…is a proposed bill the end of American privacy?…All this and more this week on The Drill Down.
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This week, TDD regulars Andrew Sorcini, Dwayne DeFreitas, and Christopher Burnor discuss Fortune reporter Adam Lashinsky‘s Apple exposé, “Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired – and Secretive – Company Really Works“, and whether the production of Apple products could ever come back to the US. Later we discuss Facebook‘s $5 BN IPO launch.
But first, the headlines: We discuss podcast hosting service Mevio dropping most free users without notice, Next-gen XBox specs, Netflix regains most of their lost subscribers, Warner Bros. further penalizes Netflix users, Twitter allows governments to censor tweets as needed, and President Obama hangs out on Google Plus.
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.
This week we say goodbye to the Winklevii, Lulzsec prattles on, Bitcoin’s exchange gets hacked, Apple releases Final Cut Pro X (ecks), ICANN opens the floodgates, Facebook gets musical with Spotify, the NY Post puts up a (weak) iPad paywall, Lytro reinvents the camera lens, Hulu and PopCap put themselves up for sale, and Weird Al strikes again.
Later we look at the Nokia N9 (and wonder what Nokia’s up to), we ponder the future of Research In Motion, and we attend an old-school slut shaming hosted by TechCrunch’s own Michael Arrington.