The Drill Down 326: The Fight to Be Forgotten (preview)

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This week, the FCC hears your Net Neutrality concerns, Twitter gets less tweety, Dogecoin suffers much hack, so heist, Why Apple may be banking on Beats Electronics, the Google court ruling that could change the web, and more…

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Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box tech consultant Tosin Onafowokan. Occasionally joining them is Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor.

Turn the Beat around! Why Apple buying Beats for $3.2 billion makes sense

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By Dwayne DeFreitas

Yesterday the Financial Times broke news that Apple, Inc, was in talks to acquire Beats Electronics, AKA Beats by Dre (“Beats”), a trendy music brand that’s recently added streaming music software to its high-end listening hardware business. Forbes says that a person close to the matter, Dr. Dre confirmed it this morning.

From a technophile perspective, Beats has never really been that exciting. The over-the-ear headphones that they’re widely known for are not cheap and the reviews say they only excel with certain types of music. As a marketer, however, I find the reach and penetration of Beats pretty fascinating. With their flagship headphones pulling users away from the convenience of earbuds and branding that’s bold and powerful, Beats has managed to revive “Bling” from the 90s rap scene that its namesake (rapper Dr. Dre helped to create) and bring it into the 21st century– leveraging the same tween and teen demographic that used to save their lunch money for fancy sneakers and Guess jeans. Continue reading

The Drill Down 293: The Golden Touch (preview)

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This week, the NSA cracks consumer encryption AND your smartphone data, Apple unveils two new iPhones, Sony’s new Playstation Vita set-top box, the ultimate twerking fail, and more…

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The Drill Down 279: Money in the Banana Stand (preview)

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Illustration by Joe Faux

This week, Yahoo wants Hulu, Tim Cook at AllThingsD, Blizzard delays its new MMO, backlash against the XBox One, a 3D food printer, and…Arrested Development, Season 4!

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Hosts are Geeks of Doom contributor Andrew Sorcini (Mr. BabyMan), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor. Occasionally joining them is Box tech consultant Tosin Onafowokan.

The Drill Down 251: Home Maker, Lawbreaker? (preview)

If you could print your own gun, would you? Should you be allowed to? This week, we get into the legal & copyright morass associated with the untamed frontier that is desktop 3D printing.

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The Drill Down 246: Accept No Substitutes (preview)

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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.

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The Drill Down 236: E3 2012 & All Things D (preview)

This week, we break down this year’s latest videogame announcements from the 2012 E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). Later, we discuss last week’s All Things D conference, which was “haunted by the man who isn’t here”.

But first, LinkedIn suffers a massive security breach as 6.4 million passwords get leaked, Google sneaks the first video from Project Glass, Facebook Camera launches, Facebook plans to allow under 13-year olds into their service, Apple to bring Siri to the  iPad, and Airtime launches.

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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.