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This week, Google’s prank backfires, the FBI flexes their new muscle, is Nest in trouble?, the largest data leak in history, a new Star Wars movie trailer, and Tesla 3 is coming!…in a couple of years …All this and more this week on The Drill Down podcast.

Podcast

What We’re Playing With

Dwayne: Amazon Echo Dot
Tosin: Letterboxd

Headlines

Audible Book of the Week

Music Break: Plug In Baby by Muse

Hot Topics

  • Tesla Model 3 announced: Here’s what you need to know
    • $35,000.00 for the base level trim. And that’s before tax incentives from federal & state govs.
    • 215 Miles of range – minimum
    • 0-60 mph in less that 6 seconds – minimum
    • Seating for 5 comfortably
    • Front and rear trunks
    • Autopilot hardware standard (needs to be unlocked with paid upgrade)
    • Autopilot safety features (standard)
    • Supercharging services standard
    • Panoramic glass roof as an option
  • Tesla Model 3 preorders equaled $7.5 billion worth of sales on day 1
    • Tesla has hit 325,000 pre-orders.
      • That’s $325,000,000 in revenue in their pocket in the first week.
      • That’s at least $11,050,000,000 in expected sales once those that reserved confirm their orders. And that’s after they spend the deposit money.
        • Add in the fact that people will add options.
        • Add in the fact that Tesla stands to gain % points for those who finance the car.
          • Now that’s still tiny compared to Audi, another luxury brand which saw revenue of a little more than $54,613,680,000 in 2012. But Tesla’s expected $11 billion – that’s pre-orders. If the car’s a success, regular orders will add to that.klll
  • About the Panama Papers

Music Break: Panama by Van Halen

The Drill Down Video of the Week

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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 product manager Tosin Onafowokan.

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