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.
This week, the first businesses start to ban Google Glass — before it’s even out! The U.S. reinforces our right to videotape the police, Samsung poised to beat Apple, SimCity players speak out against draconian DRM and dead servers, and the world’s coolest gamer dad hacks Donkey Kong so the girl rescues Mario!
This week, the White House chimes in on cellphone unlocking, Samsung‘s new phone watches you watching it, YouTube takes on Spotify, Microsoft gets its wrist slapped, Six Strikes and you’re out, Han, Luke & Leia come back for Star Wars: Episode VII; and I, for one, welcome our new cinder block-hurling overlords.
On this week’s show, a court rules in favor of Apple over Samsung in a landmark patent and design lawsuit to the tune of $1 billion. Panelists Andrew Sorcini, Christopher Burnor, and guest VentureBeat staff writer Sean Ludwig discuss how this affects Apple, Samsung, the whole mobile phone ecosystem, the future of patent lawsuits, and you, the consumer.
But first, the headlines…Twitter removes friend-finding from Tumblr and removes 3rd-party plugin identification from Twitter.com, Microsoft gets a new logo, Apple delays TV device development, a landmark filesharing fine is upheld, Ask.com buys About.com from The New York Times, and President Obama visits Reddit.