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The Drill Down 284: Live, From Mars
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This week, even more leaked NSA intel from Edward Snowden, Zynga serves two masters, Encryption foils wiretaps for the first time ever, Samsung buys Boxee, a body heat-powered flashlight, and you could be chosen to explore Mars — the catch… it’s a one-way trip. All this and more…

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The Drill Down 280: The Troll Hunter
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This week Google nixes face recognition on Glass, the US Supreme Court OKs DNA swabs, Zynga axes 250 employees, Did Apple conspire with e-book publishers?, and President Obama puts the hammer down on Patent Trolls…

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The Drill Down 254: A Mini Refresh
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This week, Apple launches the iPad Mini as well as a slew of other product upgrades. Should you trade up your 3rd Generation iPad for the new Lightning iPad? Listen in and find out. Joining us on the panel this week is Box.com IT consultant Tosin Onafowokan.

But first, the headlines…Kim Dotcom launches Mega, Microsoft launches Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Surface, SmartGlass & a new Halo 4 trailer, Zynga uses Apple’s launch to cover layoffs of over a hundred employees, and Google officially announces Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

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The Drill Down 252: A Billion Friends
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This week, you don’t get to one Billion friends on Facebook without making a few compromises, Google passes Microsoft, Microsoft shifts paradigms, Foxconn strikes Apple, Apple Maps reveals more than it should, Marissa Mayer revamps Yahoo, Zynga fails, Lightning gets cracked, and we remember Steve Jobs a year later.

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The Drill Down 239: Playing With Google
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On this week’s show, Google wants to put Google Play in every living room and on your mobile devices (and they’ve built a tablet to do just that), Apple wins some, loses some, and puts podcasts in their place.

But first, the headlines…Amazon creates content to compete with Netflix, Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 B, Zynga launches “Zynga With Friends,” and Facebook changes your email.

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Tonight On The Drill Down Ep. 239 LIVE!
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The Drill Down LIVE!

On this week’s show, Google wants to put Google Play in every living room and on your mobile devices (and they’ve built a tablet to do just that), Facebook wants to find your friends, Zynga wants you to play with your friends, Microsoft wants you to make friends at work, and more Apple news than shake a branch at.

Join us here LIVE in our chat room tonight at 10PM EST/7PM PST!

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The Drill Down 233: Lies and Rumors
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This week, we look into a scandal involving Scott Thompson, Yahoo‘s CEO, wherein he allegedly lied on his resume about having a CS degree. Later, we’ll poke into a couple of exciting rumors of Apple lowering the price of their Macbook Air to $799, plus their upcoming HDTV offering.

But first, the headlines…Facebook sets its IPO price, Discovery buys Revision3, Draw Something loses 5M users/Mo. after Zynga purchase, AT&T CEO regrets offering unlimited data, Google loses copyright infringement case to Oracle over Java, Google’s Hangouts on Air rolls out to everyone, & Google’s Autonomous cars get an official nod from Nevada.

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The Drill Down 227: A Journey Into Tech
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This week, The Drill Down team (including occasional co-host TechMeme editor Lidija Davis) talk about employers asking prospective new hires for their Facebook (and other social) passwords and Facebook’s reaction to that. Also, we look at the issues and reactions that have emerged in the two weeks since the launch of Apple’s new iPad.

But first, this week’s headlines… Apple to pay dividends, Kevin Rose to work for Google, Zynga buys OMGPOP, Facebook buys 750 patents from IBM, Nokia‘s Lumia 900 comes to AT&T, Obvtuse vs Svbtle, and Google shows you what you’ve been doing…on Google.

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The Drill Down: Resolutionary
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This week on the show the TDD team explores Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and of course, Apple’s latest tech offerings, the new iPad, Apple TV, and iOS 5.1. But first, this week’s latest tech headlines…

Devindra recaps Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress 2012, including Nokia‘s 41-megapixel 808 PureView, AT&T modifies their data throttling policy, Zynga launches a standalone destination, Google consolidates media sites into Google Play, EU says Google’s new privacy policy is bogus, Lulzsec is sold out by its own leader, Valve may be entering the console arena, and DARPA builds a robot cheetah.

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