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The Drill Down: Targeting Your Habits
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This week, The Drill Down team and VentureBeat writer Sean Ludwig take a look the science of habit formation and how retailers and other businesses are leveraging that data to finely tune their marketing focus. Later, we look at how Google bypassed privacy settings in Apple‘s Safari and Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer to track users web browsing.

But first, the headlines…Facebook launches verified accounts and pseudonyms, Apple delivers new version of OS X to developers, Foxconn hid underage workers before Fair Labor inspections, Google to sell heads-up glasses by year’s end, and Flickr gets a major makeover.

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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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