This week: When exactly did Target know about last year’s security breach?, Amazon raises the price of Prime and ponders a Chromecast-style set-top box, Sony reveals a VR helmet, Google‘s smartwatch OS, and Tech’s biggest leaders, both living and dead, have an opinion to share on big issues this week.
We ring in the New Year with our first new show of 2014! This week we discuss a new Pebble watch, cloud gaming on Sony PlayStation, T-Mobile wants to pay you to switch, Facebook is dead to teens, are digital music downloads already obsolete?…the legacy of the SnowdenNSA leaks, and a cube that balances on its edge.
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,Â Foxconn hid underage workers before Fair Labor inspections, Google to sell heads-up glasses by year’s end, and Flickr gets a major makeover.