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The Drill Down 308: Lessons Learned and The Road Ahead
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We ring in the New Year with our first new show of 2014! This week we discuss a new Pebble watch, cloud gaming on Sony PlayStation, T-Mobile wants to pay you to switch, Facebook is dead to teens, are digital music downloads already obsolete?…the legacy of the Snowden NSA leaks, and a cube that balances on its edge.

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The Drill Down 293: The Golden Touch
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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 270: Gone, But Not Dead
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This week, Dropbox acquires superstar app Mailbox, Google shuts down Reader (and the internet goes berserk), Netflix goes social, Samsung launches the S4 and Apple goes on the defensive, and Veronica Mars is back…thanks to Kickstarter.

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The Drill Down 242: Occupy ISP
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On this week’s show, we’ll talk about Google’s ambitious plan to put Gigabit Fiber in every home, beginning with Kansas City. And a look at the 2012 London Olympics, an Olympics so far fraught with technical challenges and social media disputes.

But first, the headlines…Rumored launch dates for the next Apple iPhone and iPad Mini, Verizon can’t charge extra for tethering, Microsoft launches Outlook.com, and Digg relaunches!

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The Drill Down 237: WWDC 2012 & Mom-Bear Loving
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This week, Dwayne DeFreitas and Andrew Sorcini analyze the latest hardware and operating system updates from Apple’s 2012 World Wide Developer Conference, held this week in San Francisco, and then we take a look at the complex, ambiguous (and sometimes embarrassingly funny) minefield of policing copyright infringement.

But first, the headlines… more leaked password woes at Last.fm, Twitter introduces branded pages for hashtags via their first television ad, and ICANN launches the ‘great internet landgrab’!

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The Drill Down 229: A Picture’s Worth A Billion Dollars
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This week, The Drill Down team discusses Facebook’s one billion dollar purchase of mobile phone startup Instagram, and whether or not that portends another tech bubble; plus, Is the age of cheap, subsidized cellphones over? But first let’s look at this week’s tech headlines…

Commodore founder Jack Tramiel dies, Apple patches a trojan affecting 600K Macs, US DOJ sues Apple & e-book publishers for price fixing, the FCC‘s plan to track your lost cellphone, Microsoft pays $1 BN for AOL patents, Nokia launches the Lumia 900, Netflix forms a PAC, and Google Plus gets a makeover.

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The Drill Down: Karmawhores!
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This week, TDD regulars Andrew Sorcini, Dwayne DeFreitas, and Lidija Davis join Venturebeat‘s Sean Ludwig as we talk to top contributors to Social news site Reddit.com as we find out what makes them do what they do to make Reddit so popular.

But first, the week’s top tech news…President Obama proposes a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, Apple acquires Chomp, iPhone user wins $850 in throttling case against AT&T, Apple announces iPad 3 event, Yahoo seeks to force Facebook into licensing patents, Google+ suffers low turnout, Reddit crafts an Internet privacy law.

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The Drill Down: Inside Blogball
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This week, Andrew Sorcini, Devindra Hardawar, Dwayne De Freitas, and Christopher Burnor take a look at other companies that are storing your data without your permission, following last week’s coverage of the Path debacle, and later we examine former TechCrunch reporter turned Crunchfund partner MG Siegler‘s claim that tech journalists today are foregoing putting research and expertise into their work in favor of using sensationalism to chase page views. But first, the headlines…

Google develops a home entertainment system, two Kickstarter projects hit the $1 million mark, SNL pokes fun at Verizon marketing, Steve Jobs earns a posthumous Grammy, Twitter beats MSM on news of Whitney Houston‘s death, The Pirate Bay says goodbye to .torrent files, Apple readies the iPad3 (and tests an 8-in. tablet), and Apple invites inspections of its suppliers.

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