The Drill Down 172 – The Revolution Will Won’t Be Streamed.

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This week we welcome as our guest Greg Davies of Social Blend, The Round Up, Tardis Blend, and podcasts too numerous to mention. We discuss the unveiling of Google’s Android Market and the return of The Daily Show & The Colbert Report to Hulu. Then we launch into a discussion of what is turning out to be the story of the year, the protests in Cairo, Egypt, including the government’s complete shutdown of internet services.

Then we discuss Canada’s plan to significantly meter the internet; major ISPs want more money from Netflix & YouTube to handle their traffic; Netflix publishes ISP traffic performance reports, News Corp. releases ‘The Daily’ tablet-based newspaper; Mixx is purchased by UberMedia & Mixx classic’s community migrates to Mixxingbowl.com; Digg.com gets a welcome overhaul; Bing gets caught red-handed copying Google’s search results; 4Chan’s founder unleashes user-generated content site Canvas;¬† the web runs out of IPv4 addresses, and ‘The Social Network’s’ Jesse Eisenberg meets Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday Night Live.

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The Drill Down 170 – Damn Hipsters

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.

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The Drill Down 158 – Lion Share for Apple

This week Mu, Tom and Andy discuss Apple’s new iLife, OSX Lion, and MacBook Air offerings, Steve Jobs’ uncharacteristic 4Q phone call to investors, additional privacy concerns at Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg on ‘The Social Network’, Ray Ozzie leaves Microsoft’s Chief Architect post, Wikileaks’ funding is frozen, and Starbucks opens an in-store community portal.

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The Drill Down 154 – The Truth Lies Somewhere In Between


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.

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