As we close out the final days of 2011, Andy, Devindra, and Techmeme’s Lidija Davis are joined by Startup Digest’s Christopher Burnor and VentureBeat’s Sean Ludwig to review the top tech stories of the past year. After the break, we offer our tech predictions for 2012.
This week Tom, Devindra and Andy discuss the return of the Playstation Network, a revolutionary (and incendiary) digital currency, iPhone 5 predictions, and Apple’s stores get a facelift.
Later, they discuss a smear campaign against Google secretly instigated by…Facebook, and Netflix’s emergence as a major content provider.
This week we’re joined by previous guest Dragon*Con TV‘s Chris ‘Crispy’ Lloyd, as we discuss President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, and in particular, its focus on the advancement of technology. We’re then joined by LatinoReview.com‘s editor-in-chief, Kellvin Chavez, as he predicts who will win this year’s Academy Awards; film editor Walter Murch’s letter to Roger Ebert stating why 3D will never work in film; and recent casting choices for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Later, we discuss the hacking of Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook fan page; new security features coming to Facebook; Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down in place of co-founder Larry Page; Apple’s plan to allow you to use your iPhone in place of a credit card; Google allowing users to port their mobile numbers to Google Voice, and Yahoo’s bid to sell Delicious to Digg.com.