The Drill Down 188 – WWDC / E3 2011

This week we cover: Facebook’s claim that Paul Ceglia’s ownership contract is a fraud, Groupon files for $750 million IPO, Sony is hacked (again again) & so is Nintendo, UN declares Internet access a human right, McDonald’s clever interactive billboard, and Twitter incorporates auto-URL shortnening.

Later we discuss Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, including updates to OS X, iOS, and the introduction of iCloud and iTunes Match, and we finish with a roundup of E3 2011, including new Kinect integration, Playstation’s  Vita and Nintendo’s Wii U.

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The Drill Down 181 – Week of Oops

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This week Tom and Andy discuss Research In Motion’s recent missteps, Google crowdsources map refinements, AT&T admits to network failures, ,more news on Nintendo’s next console, Sony’s Playstation Network clobbered by intruders, the effects of Gawker’s redesign on their traffic, Netflix becomes the largest subscription business in the US, How (and why) Apple tracks your location and who’s using this info now.

Later, we discuss a major failure of Amazon’s cloud service, the multiple sites it affected and whether cloud services are the right choice for small enterprise. Finally we discus various rumors on the upcoming changes in the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5.

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The Drill Down 175 – Bambi Legs

Welcome to the first retooled, shorter format episode of The Drill Down. It’s a work in progress, and we definitely welcome your feedback, either in this post thread below, or at comments@thedrilldown.com. This week, hosts Tom Cheredar and Andrew Sorcini discuss the iPad 2, Facebook’s Like button is now a share button, how Charlie Sheen got verified on Twitter and much more.

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The Drill Down 141 – Killswitch Engage?

The Drill Down crew are joined by Devindra Hardawar (of VentureBeat and his own Symbiotek Podcast) to discuss the proposed bill to allow the President to shut off the internet, record breaking pre-orders for the iPhone4, iPhone reception problems, record breaking iPad sales (and the effect that’s had on the Kindle), Google Voice for everyone, “Piracy is Theft,” says VP Joe Biden, and Jimmy Kimmel proves the show must go on!

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E3 2010: Day Three: Show Wrapup

Here’s my coverage of day three of the Electronic Entertainment Expo:



E3 2010: Day One: Kinect, Move, 3DS

Here’s my video report on Day One of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3– the videogame industry’s premier preview event.


Take a look at some of the other sights of the convention in this slideshow.