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This week, autonomous Ubers invade Pittsburgh, Nougat is here, Russian hackers hit the New York Times, Mario warps down to Rio, and another earth may be closer than we thought ..and much, much more this week.
This week, Chinese hackers infiltrate The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal, hackers expose 250,000 Twitter accounts, Oreo leverages the Superbowl blackout for a terrific example of social media marketing, is Netflix’s full season release schedule for “House of Cards” the future of television…or a big mistake, will your body –or any biological organism for that matter– be the next unlimited storage device, and if you thought J.J. Abrams hit the motherlode last week for helming both Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, wait’ll you hear this week’s news.
This week, Apple beats Samsung in a landmark patent and design lawsuit to the tune of $1 billion dollars. Panelists Andrew Sorcini, Christopher Burnor & guest VentureBeat staff writer Sean Ludwig discuss how this will affect Apple, Samsung, the whole mobile phone ecosystem, the future of patent lawsuits, & you, the consumer.
In headlines this week: Twitter removes friend-finding from Tumblr and removes 3rd-party plugin identification from Twitter.com, Microsoft gets a new logo, Apple delays TV device development, a landmark filesharing fine is upheld, Ask.com buys About.com from The New York Times, and President Obama visits Reddit.
Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.
Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), VentureBeat editor Devindra Hardawar, marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor. Occasionally joining them is Techmeme editor Lidija Davis.