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The Drill Down 260: Highlights from CES 2013
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This week, black boxes for cars, Intel‘s top-secret cord-cutter, an Ubuntu phone, Google makes nice with the FTC, a new controller/console from NVIDIA, Valve‘s “Steam Box”, Kickstarter project Pebble gets a launch date, the most insane keynote ever, and can we put an end to legalese in our EULAs?

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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 250: With Both Hands and an App
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This week’s show, the JesusPhone version 5 descends to humanity, and sales both break records AND disappoint, depending on who you ask. Plus, iOS 6 Maps…Did Apple jump the gun before they were ready? and did they have a choice?

But first, the headlines…Nintendo announces launch dates and pricing for the Wii U, Google rejects request to pull controversial Mohammad film clip, Google lets you search for the six degrees of Kevin Bacon, Steve Ballmer hints at Microsoft Surface pricing, Twitter undergoes major overhaul.

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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 239: Playing With Google
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On this week’s show, Google wants to put Google Play in every living room and on your mobile devices (and they’ve built a tablet to do just that), Apple wins some, loses some, and puts podcasts in their place.

But first, the headlines…Amazon creates content to compete with Netflix, Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 B, Zynga launches “Zynga With Friends,” and Facebook changes your email.

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