This week Dwayne, Devindra & Andy talk about the death of AT&T/T-Mobile, the public launch of Facebook Timeline, Zynga’s disappointing IPO, Sprint ditches Carrier IQ, SOPA is on hold for the holidays, Apple wins a patent over HTC, RIAA and other content kings caught filesharing, and the Dark Knight Rises & Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailers emerge.
Later, we discuss IBM’s 6th annual list of 5 technology predictions in the next 5 years, and Google’s annual ‘Zeitgeist’ list of the years top searches.
This week we explore what Digg must do to survive, Anonymous’ DDoS attacks on MPAA & RIAA sites, Google’s Transparency Report, Steve Jobs in a pissing match with a college journalism student, Twitter gets hacked (again), the real story behind the Facebook movie, Trent Reznor drops a free EP of the soundtrack, Facebook’s cellphone strategies, and a VC collusion conspiracy.
This week JD, Mu and Andy discuss Steve Jobs’ make-good for Apple iPhone 4 owners, rival cell manufacturers snap back over Jobs’ ‘death-grip’ claims, NYT attacks Google, The Times loses 90% readership after paywall, is the RIAA’s business model worth it?, Arrested Development is coming to the big screen, and Inception twists our minds.
The Drill Down team discusses Apple’s iPhone 4, an iPad security breach, AT & T’s new data pricing, Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Nixon moment’, China blocks Foursquare, RIAA vs. Limewire, the inaccuracy of Wikipedia, Skype’s five million downloads, and Team Fortress 2 for the Mac.
Join Andy, Mu & Reg as they ring in the new year by recalling their picks for the best tech, internet & science events of 2007. Then they’re joined by very special guest Kina Grannis (“Gotta Digg!”), who folk-rocks the house with her sweet musical stylings.