The Drill Down crew looks back at the year in tech and the web for the year 2013. We’ll discuss our favorite tech events of the past year, and what we can expect in 2014.
Before that, however, we discuss a recent discovery that the
NSA sought to spy on gamers, eight top tech companies ban together to reform surveillance laws, and is Apple‘s iBeacon just a marketing gimmick or are there bigger plans in store?
Audible Book of the Week
Music Break: by Top of the Pops 2013 (Hey Brother) Mashup-Germany
Hot Topic: Top Tech Stories of 2013
<Sigh> Edward Snowden: The government of the free’est land in the world, has conspired to undermine its citizen’s rights to privacy on multiple levels.
The Quantified Self/Wearable Tech Revolution (Rumoured Apple Watch, the M7, Samsung Watch, Pebble, & FitBit)
Old Media resurrected by New Media: Veronica Mars/Kickstarter; Arrested Dev/Netflix; Microsoft Xbox/Heroes
Amazon ascends: Mature Tablets(G3), Mayday, Kindle(G6) crushing Nook, US Post Office connection, Prime Instant Video (Original productions like Alpha House and Betas), Prime Air
Netflix wins Emmys
iOS 7 – More than a redesign, an exclamation of a new era of leadership at the largest tech company in the world.
Disney purchases Lucasfilm
Bitcoin hits 1 Billion
Balmer steps down Microsoft
FCC allows use of cell phone
New Tech Bubble: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat
Edward Snowden NSA Leaks
Console Wars 2013 (XBox/PS)
Music Break: by United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy) DJ Earworm
Biggest Fails of 2013
NOKIA mobile BOUGHT BY MS
NSA allowing Snowden to steal data
Nintendo and the Wii U
Maybe RIM makeover? Rebranded
Microsoft DRM Xbox One
Predictions for 2014
Amazon about to be a tech leader on par w/ Google/Apple/Microsoft
Re-emergence of PC Gaming
Year of the Cloud
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Pop Danthology by Daniel Kim
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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), marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Box tech consultant Tosin Onafowokan. Occasionally joining them is Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor.