On this week’s show, we explore how Digg went from becoming king of social news to cashing out for half a million. Then we discuss the transition of one of Google‘s top executives, Marissa Meyer, to becoming the new CEO of Yahoo, and whether it’s enough to save the flailing company.
But first, we return from San Diego Comic-Con, check out a couple of new videogames, invest in a new mobile data plan, and kickstart a game console. Then we discuss the hacking of Apple‘s in-app process, a massive password breach at Yahoo, Microsoft previews Office 2013, AT&T may charge for FaceTime, and Microsoft’s “stack ranking” management system.
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What We’re Playing With
Andy: SDCC 2012, Steam Summer Sale, Dear Esther, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Ouya
Dwayne: Nexus 7, AT&T’s new shared data plans, Ouya
Audible Book of the Week
Musical Interlude #1: Grazin’ in the Grass by The Friends of Distinction
Hot Topic: The Downfall of Digg
Musical Interlude #2: Fighter by Christina Aguilera
Final Word: Marissa Meyer, CEO of Yahoo!
Outro: I Have Begun My Descent from “Dear Esther” by Jessica Curry
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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), VentureBeat editor Devindra Hardawar, marketing research analyst Dwayne De Freitas, and Startup Digest CTO Christopher Burnor. Occasionally joining them is Techmeme editor Lidija Davis.