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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 228: The Social Network Strikes Back
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This week, The Drill Down team takes a look at April Fools’ Day on the web, Apple‘s upcoming revolutionary TV vs. existing console-based options, and further bad times for Yahoo, as Facebook strikes back, but first, this week’s hot tech headlines.

Instagram comes to Android, details on Sony‘s next-generation Playstation, Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs, Apple addresses worker violations at Foxconn, an iPhone stalker app raises privacy concerns on Facebook, Amazon wins sales tax fight in Colorado, Google to sell tablets online, Google tests augmented reality goggles, and OMGPop‘s CEO gets catty.

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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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