This week, The Drill Down crew looks back at the year in tech and the web for the year 2013. We’ll discuss our favorite tech events of the past year, and what we can expect in 2014.
Before that, however, we discuss a recent discovery that the NSA sought to spy on gamers, eight top tech companies ban together to reform surveillance laws, and is Apple‘s iBeacon just a marketing gimmick or are there bigger plans in store?
This week, we discuss the most ridiculous law of 2013 (so far), Twitter launches a video service, Microsoft Office & YouTube go to paid subscriptions, Ashton Kutcher & JJ Abrams induce nerdgasm, and is the new Blackberry OS 10 & device Blackberry’s last stand, or is it already too late?
This week, Kim DotCom is back with Mega, FCC wants gigabit broadband nationwide, Steve Jobs hated poaching, a sneak peek at the new Blackberry OS, Firefox phones, game deveolper THQ calls it quits, and more.
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.