This week, we discuss Facebook’s new Send button and Social Deals, YouTube’s founders rescue Delicious, Yahoo launches Video on Demand, HBO launches Go for mobile, Marvel announces a free-to-play MMO, Apple’s white iPhone is thicker, and Apple buys iCloud.com
Later we drill down into the breach of Sony’s Playstation Network and its 77 million victims. And the details of Apple’s iOS location tracking controversy, from Apple’s press room itself.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
This week The Drill Down team reflects on Steve Jobs’ announced medical leave from Apple and ponders the company’s future without him, Apple posts record quarterly earnings, rounding up rumors on the iPad 2, the overthrow of a tyrant in Tunisia facilitated by the internet, why you should always encrypt your smartphone, the government approves a Comcast-NBC Deal, Why John C. Dvorak doesn’t use Facebook, a battle between H.264 and WebM codecs, NetFlix drops the ‘Add to DVD queue’ option from streaming devices, I Can Has Cheezburger raises $30M in funding, & ‘The Social Network’ wins the Golden Globes and causes its creators to reevaluate their opinion of Mark Zuckerberg.
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 we’re joined by Brian Howard, editor for The Daily Green as we discuss Digg’s decline, Blockbuster files for bankruptcy, Facebook founder’s new fortune, AOL acquires TechCrunch, and Google Voice is finally coming to the iPhone.