Streaming services like Spotify have largely circumvented the problem of music piracy, however, big-name artists like Thom Yorke and, more recently, Taylor Swift, have removed portions, if not the entirety, of their catalogues from the service, prompting others to do the same. What’s their problem? Continue reading →
This week, GTA V breaks entertainment history records, Touch ID is hacked after a week, New devices from Apple, Microsoft & Amazon, Valve Software wants to change gaming from the Operating System up, and more…
This week, more news in the Edward Snowden/NSA eavesdropping case, Instagram adds 15-second video, the FAA eases rules on gadgets during travel, Barnes & Noble ends the Nook device, is Pandora ripping Pink Floyd (and others) off?…and much more.
Ahoy! This week The Drill Down crew discusses Google’s doodles, Google’s answer to SMS, Google voice search on desktop, image search via your own photos & pre-caching of predicted search results. Also, a massive Bitcoin theft, an interview with Bill Gates, Facebook’s impending IPO and Pandora’s recent IPO success, Steve Jobs’ Apple ‘spaceship’ campus, Apple now selling unlocked GSM phones, Apple settles a patent dispute with Nokia, rumors of an iPad 3 later this year, XBOX Live on Windows 8, Duke Nukem Forever is finally released (to terrible reviews), and the IMF is hit by a sophisticated cyberattack.
Later, we discuss bold (and reckless) cyberattacks by merry pranksters Lulz Security, and the exodus of major movie studio presence from Comic-Con.