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 discuss the rapid death of Microsoft Kin, Google wins landmark judgement against Viacom, .XXX gets its own domain, the new Digg V4 alpha, Steve Jobs tells users they’re “holding it wrong”, Google flicks its Android ‘killswitch’, Google’s rumored ‘Facebook-killer’, Hulu Plus, and…Wonder Woman changes her costume.
The Drill Down team (including new permanent co-host Tom Cheredar) debut on their new day and time (Wednesdays, 6:30 pm Pacific), with a slew of stories covering Facebook’s official response to privacy criticisms, the first human infected with a computer virus, a new Apple TV, Tim & NBC/Universal refuse the move to HTML5, the tragic cost of Pac-Man, Half-Life 2 for the Mac, Steve Jobs speaks out, and Digg’s upcoming new version 4.
The big news this week is, of course, the Writers’ Guild Strike 2007, and Andy, Reg & Mu throw in their $.02 (which is just .02 less than the writers currently get in residuals). Plus iTunes/iPhone news, Lightning Round, and the “Race to 1000” comes to an early end.
2007 Writers Guild of America strike @ Wikipedia
The Writer’s Guild: Why We Fight
Eisner’s advice to striking writers: Blame Steve Jobs, not the studios
The Evan Series – Video Rentals Coming Soon to iTunes?
Latest iPhone update jailbroken before it hits the ground
Eye-Fi: How One Little Chip Will Change the Way You Share Pictures
Rumormonger: Digg close to a $300 million sale?
That’s Your AIM in My GTalk
IndiaTimes website ‘attacks visitors’
Radiohead says its fans are not cheapskates
Mike Arrington Crucified for no-show @ Blogworld
Games that can educate: SimCity donated to OLPC project
Pownce : Note From Kevin
Demonoid Shuts Down Again