The Drill Down 176 – Renting Movies on Facebook

This week, The Drill Down team discuss Sony being allowed to acquire IP addresses from anyone who visited PS3  firmware hacker George Hotz’s website, Sprint plans on bringing a 3D EVO phone to the market, Microsoft’s Kinect gets into the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest selling consumer electronics device, Reddit breaks personal records with their Ask Me Anything subreddit, Apple releases iOS 4.3, Mixx.com’s social news product is dead, but the community lives on at Mixxingbowl.com.

Our in-depth discussion this week is on a Warner Bros. announcement to market movie rentals and purchases via Facebook, using Facebook credits. Finally we finish up with the news that YouTube has purchased video producer Next New Networks, and what that means for the future of YouTube content.

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The Drill Down 165 – Hot Potato

This week The Drill Down crew (spontaneously joined again by blogger Amy Vernon) discuss updates to Google Chrome, including the introduction of the Chrome App Store and a test platform for ChromeOS, further developments in Cablegate, including the arrest of Julian Assange and subsequent response from Anonymous, Facebook’s overhauled profile pages, Samsung’s Android-powered Nexus S, Tumblr’s downtime woes, AT&T named worst carrier by Consumer Reports, Google’s eBookstore, Google’s search algo changes, and a sneak peek at Google’s “Facebook-killer”, Google+1


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