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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

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 30 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.

    So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

    So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

    After more than 10 years, more than 450 episodes and a shiny award for Independent Media, the time has sadly come to where we're going to have to wind down Vertical Hold... For now.

    • 2 min
    What will Epic's win mean for Google and Apple's App Stores, how did Amazon snag Aussie cricket broadcast rights?

    What will Epic's win mean for Google and Apple's App Stores, how did Amazon snag Aussie cricket broadcast rights?

    Epic Games has won big against Google in its ongoing Fortnite battle, but what will that mean for Google Play and Apple's App store? What does Amazon's Australian cricket deal mean for sports fans? Special Guest TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk
    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

    • 28 min
    What are we really "buying" when we buy digital goods? Vertical Hold Ep 458

    What are we really "buying" when we buy digital goods? Vertical Hold Ep 458

    Nearly everything is digital these days -- movies, music, books -- but are we being sold a dud deal in the digital economy, and what can we do about it? Special guest ABC Shepparton's Nic Healey (@dr_nic)
    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

    • 28 min
    PS5 Slim vs Atari 2600+, Should Political Parties Use Videogame Memes?

    PS5 Slim vs Atari 2600+, Should Political Parties Use Videogame Memes?

    It's nearly summer holidays, which means it's time to bust out the Vertical Hold games library. But should we play on the PS5 Slim, or go properly old-school on the Atari 2600+? While we decide, why is a politcal party using video games to spread its message -- and is that OK?
    Special Guest, Kotaku's David Smith!
    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

    • 33 min
    Who needs an Ai Pin, is Google getting too greedy with YouTube ads?

    Who needs an Ai Pin, is Google getting too greedy with YouTube ads?

    Can Humane's Ai Pin really change the way we use our smartphones and live our lives... or is it just another daft tech gadget? Meanwhile, Google's getting stricter on adblockers for YouTube -- but where's the happy balance for creators?
    Special guest Angus Kidman!
    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

    • 24 min
    What's Australia's EV outlook for 2024?

    What's Australia's EV outlook for 2024?

    What's the state of play for EVs in Australia next year? Where are we getting more chargers? Which new EV models are coming and how does the second-hand market look? What role will hydrogen play in transport? Guest Jen Dudley Nicholson (@jendudley)
    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

    • 40 min

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