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The Drill Down 240: Digg’s Downfall, Yahoo’s Hope
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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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The Drill Down 232: Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich
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This week, The Drill Down team (and Techmeme‘s Lidija Davis) discusses Barnes & Noble‘s new partnership with Microsoft to compete with Amazon‘s Kindle & Apple‘s iPad, and later we discuss a development which could spell the end for Digg.com, one of the most venerated social news sites on the internet.

But first the headlines…CISPA passes the House (and how that will affect you), Apple sidesteps billions in taxes, The Pirate Bay must be blocked in the UK, Blackberry launches version 10 OS, Facebook adds organ donor status to profiles.

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