The Drill Down 156 – Shrimping? Get my Sister.

This week, we look at Facebook’s new Groups and Download features, Twitter’s new CEO, CNN’s Rick Sanchez vs. Jon Stewart, Apple hit with $625.5 Million patent violation, Android moves ahead, Apple preps an iPhone for Verizon, Google TV gets more real, Goo.gl gets a website, an alternative to JPEG, Google goggles comes to the iPhone, and Search terms Google Instant doesn’t want you to see.

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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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The Drill Down 153 – Checking in with Miso

This week, we talk to Somrat Niyogi, CEO of Miso, the social sharing network for TV watchers. Later we discuss The New Yorker’s profile of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the shamelessly predatory practices of Farmville creator Zynga, Twitter’s new layout, YouTube’s roadmap for live streaming, Apple’s  iPhone App Store relaxes restrictions for developers, and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)’s master keys are cracked for good.

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The Drill Down 149 – Is The Web Dead?

Is the web dead?

This week, the crew tackles Chris Anderson & Michael Wolff’s incendiary piece in Wired, “The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet“. We also discuss Facebook’s new Places geolocation feature, AT&T’s take on Google/Verizon’s Net Neutrality proposal, a recent poll that shows a third of AT&T’s users would switch to Verizon if the iPhone were available there, Hulu’s potential IPO listing, Sony Ericsson’s upcoming new PSP-like Android phone, Twitter’s new “followed by” lists, advertisers’ frustration with Apple’s tight control of iAds, and…do iPhone users have more sex?

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The Drill Down 148 – Investigating the Digg Patriots

This week the Drill Down team welcome Ole Ole Olson, aka Digg user Novenator, lead investigator of the Digg Patriots conspiracy scandal. He breaks down his investigation and fields questions from the TDD audience. Later we discuss Skype’s IPO offering, Google and Verizon’s proposal for Net Neutrality, HP’s CEO Mark Hurd leaves amidst alleged sexual harassment claims, Twitter launches tweet buttons, and 4Chan’s founder explains the finer points of the site to a federal court.

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