It's the highly anticipated second episode of Digital City, our ongoing conversation about technology and urban spaces. Look for a new episode every Monday, available here at digitalcity.cnet.com or on iTunes.
Listen now: Download today's podcast
Digital City rundown
Market Meltdown continues!!!
World Stock Markets have lost $26 Trillion since the peak of almost exactly one year ago.
Apple -- $92 -- was north of $160 a couple of weeks ago
Sirius -- 39-cents! Seriously!
GameStop $27 -- was $60 last Xmas season
Take-Two -- $11 -- was $25 or so for most of the year
Microsoft -- doing ok, actually. Mid-20s to mid-30s most of the year, now $20.
Wi-fi on LIRR?
They already have it in Penn Station, why not on the actual trains? Sounds annoying, actually. Cablevision has free Wi-fi on LIRR platforms now -- for Optimum High-speed customers only.
Prisoner of the Cable company!
FIOS vs. Cablevision vs. Time Warner. Note that Cablevision and the Dolan family actually own MSG. [Bonus -- see who's got what HD channels]
Netflix adds $1 per month surcharge for Blu-ray
WTF? Netflix is already winning on Blu-ray since I can't do the old burn-n-return on them...
Yahoo's fire sale
Yahoo's Jerry Yang was apparently in NYC last week to talk about possibly buying and/or merging with AOL. Of course, with Yahoo stock now down around $12, that seems less likely.
Apple's got new laptops coming this week!
All-aluminum one-piece construction? What is the "brick?" Will we see an $800 MacBook? Leaked spy shots are everywhere -- are they real?
Required viewing: Sony CEO Howard Stringer on 'Charlie Rose'
Anyone who knows my television viewing habits knows that the only program I have my DVR automatically record for me is Charlie Rose, the long-running PBS talk show. Last week's long, candid conversation with Sir Howard Stringer, chairman and CEO of Sony, should be required viewing for anyone interested in consumer electronics.