This week, we talk to three top contributors to Social news site Reddit.com as we find out what makes them do what they do to make Reddit one of the internet’s premier destinations.
This week, following last week’s coverage of the Path debacle, we take a look at other companies that are storing your data without your permission, and later, we examine whether tech journalists today are really putting research and expertise into their work, or merely using sensationalism to chase pageviews.
This week, Andy and Devindra are joined again by Christopher Burnor from the Symbiotek podcast & Startup Digest as we discuss Currents, Google’s answer to Flipboard, FBI uses Carrier IQ files for “law enforcement purposes”, Verizon in the market for Netflix, Twitter updates its interfaces, Sarah Lacy to start a TechCrunch 2.0, webOS goes open source, Louis CK’s self-distribution experiment, ‘Steve Jobs’ tops year-end best-seller lists, Universal censors song praising filelocker service, and the political inevitability of remix culture.
This week Andy, Dwayne, and semi-regular Tom Cheredar welcome guests Sean Ludwig from VentureBeat and Christopher Burnor from the Symbiotek podcast as we discuss: Facebook buys Gowalla, Kindle becomes #2 tablet, Verizon blocks Google Wallet, and a new advancement to cut chip power consumption.
Later we discuss upgrades to XBox Live, Verizon challenges Netflix, and YouTube’s new interface, all intended to steal your living room attention. Lastly we dissect culpability in the Carrier IQ exploit scandal.
This week we discuss the end of Diggnation, the death of the Zune, a viral attack on US drone fleet computers, Facebook releases an iPad app, Adobe reveals incredible new unblur technology, Sony’s Playstation Network is hacked (yet again), and Sprint strikes a $20B iPhone deal with Apple.
Later we discuss the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S, in-depth (including the launch of iOS 5), and the impact of main streaming in the content ecosphere, including Netflix changes its mind (again), Gen Y’s screen size viewing trends, and Live TV comes to the XBox.
This week we read an anonymously sent letter from a top Blackberry exec about the company’s failings, the dance is over for Californians skirting sales taxes online, Zynga files for a billion dollar IPO, hackers announce the President’s assassination, Apple orders 25M iPhone 5s for the fall, Verizon kills all-you-can-eat data, Google may buy Hulu, and ends Realtime search.
After the break we examine the phenomenon that is Google+, one week later, including plans to fold older services into G+. Then we take a first peek at Facebook’s new Skype-integrated video chat.