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Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News Adam Turner and Alex Kidman

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    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

    Streaming eats into cinema, Netflix cuts costs, Telstra buys Fetch

    Streaming eats into cinema, Netflix cuts costs, Telstra buys Fetch

    Is the silver screen on the way out, killed by streaming media -- and who's winning the streaming wars? Meanwhile, what's going to happen to a Telstra-owned Fetch TV service? Special guest TV Blackbox's Steve Molk! (@stevemolk)
    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.
    Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week. 
    verticalhold.com.au
    facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU
    @verticalholdau

    • 46 min
    Dark patterns in online shopping, in-store facial recognition, who really controls the Internet?

    Dark patterns in online shopping, in-store facial recognition, who really controls the Internet?

    How do online businesses use "dark patterns" to control how we surf the web and spend our money? Should Aussie retail shops be allowed to track our faces as we walk through stores? How has the "open" Internet become a closed shop for just a few tech giants? Guests CPRC CEO Erin Turner and The Register's Simon Sharwood. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

    • 51 min
    WWDC22: M2 MacBook Air, macOS Ventura and iOS 16, plus will the EU's USB-C ruling doom innovation? Vertical Hold Ep 382

    WWDC22: M2 MacBook Air, macOS Ventura and iOS 16, plus will the EU's USB-C ruling doom innovation? Vertical Hold Ep 382

    Apple's WWDC2022  brought us new hardware in the form of M2 processors and MacBook Air and Pro models to go with them, along with a LOT of software announcements covering macOS Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 and more. But what was worth getting excited about -- and what was sheer marketing puff? Plus, is the EU's move to force gadget makers to standardise on USB-C set to stifle innovation?
    Special guest News Corp Tech Editor Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley)
    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.
    Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week. 
    verticalhold.com.au
    facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU
    @verticalholdau

    • 50 min
    What will Apple WWDC 2022 bring, MacBook Air vs Surface Laptop Go 2

    What will Apple WWDC 2022 bring, MacBook Air vs Surface Laptop Go 2

    With WWDC 2022 fast approaching, we peer into the crystal ball to predict what Apple might reveal. Speaking of Apple, Microsoft has a new student laptop to sell, the Surface Laptop Go 2 -- but how does it stack up against the MacBook Air M1? Special guest Pickr AU editor Leigh Stark (@leighlo) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.
    Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week. 
    verticalhold.com.au
    facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU
    @verticalholdau

    • 38 min
    New gov, new NBN? Is 100Mbps "too fast"? How should telcos protect vulnerable customers?

    New gov, new NBN? Is 100Mbps "too fast"? How should telcos protect vulnerable customers?

    What does Labor's win mean for the NBN? Why is the ACCC worried NBN's new plan structures are "too fast"? How are telcos are being brought into line around their treatment of vulnerable customers?
    Special guest ZDNet AU editor Chris Duckett! (@dobes)
    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.
    Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week. 
    verticalhold.com.au
    facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU
    @verticalholdau

    • 31 min
    Pollies dodge election advertising blackout, Google puts hold music on hold

    Pollies dodge election advertising blackout, Google puts hold music on hold

    How do pollies keep spending money hand over fist during the so-called election advertising blackout? How is Google helping us escape from hold music hell? Guests Finder editor-in-chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) and News Corp national tech editor Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.
    Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week. 
    verticalhold.com.au
    facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU
    @verticalholdau

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Danpug89 ,

Subscribe immediately

Hands down, one of the best Aussie tech podcasts. Unbiased reviews and opinions on a vast range of tech!

JULZ65 ,

Less politics, more tech please.

Fun and informative show that sadly feels the need to push their progressive politics onto their listeners. I won’t be listening anymore, but I’d recommend not delving into political issues, or at the very least, try and have a more balanced and nuanced viewpoint.

Bondiguy ,

Great tech podcasts

Can’t recommend more highly, informative and fun.

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