On this week’s podcast, media expert Tom Cheredar joins us to check out: a fan-made shot-for-shot recreation of Toy Story 3, News Corp‘s new Knewz site, Facebook cuts back on original video content, …and much, much more.
This week we come to you LIVE from the 2011 San Diego ComicCon International, the premiere convention for comics, movies, television and pop culture. And even though they couldn’t all be in the same room at the same time, Andy, Tom and Devindra still managed to individually bring you their impressions of the ComicCon 2011 experience. We also cover some of the hot headlines of the week, including Apple’s new launches, The Sun hacked by LulzSec, Google’s G+ iPhone app, Microsoft’s secret new social site, and more.
This week Tom and Andrew check out a lab test of YouTube’s new redesign, Major ISP’s agree to a “six strikes” policy, Google introduces their first eBooks e-reader, rumors of an HD iPad, Amazon announces an iPad rival, TechCrunch gets a facelift, and our take on the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
Later we discuss Netflix’s controversial new pricing plan, and… A million users isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? Ten million. Or perhaps one hundred million.
This week, our guest is Greg Davies of Social Blend, Tardis Blend, and our very own The Round Up podcast. Greg and Tom air their beefs (beeves?) toward webcomic artist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal. We discuss MySpace’s Mashup With Facebook, Facebook’s patent on the word “face”, Diaspora* Alpha, Twitter’s co-founder admits he “screwed up” with developers, Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs announce an iPad only newspaper, Oregon Senator Wyden effectively saves the internet, Netflix introduces a streaming-only subscription, Mac iOS 4.2, Google’s Cloud Connect plugin for Microsoft Office, and Foursquare’s new TSA badge.
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.