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Tom Merritt's home for daily tech news. Stay up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy tech news.

    Go Update Roomba, You're Drunk- DTNS 3974

    Go Update Roomba, You're Drunk- DTNS 3974

    Facebook Vice President of global affairs Nick Clegg wrote a blog post Wednesday saying Facebook plans to spend more than $1 billion on the news industry over the next three years. The post also reiterated Facebook’s position on the Australian Media Code which is to say, it prefers to make deals without being subject to the code. What does this mean for the average Australian and for Aussie news outlets?
    Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Peter Wells, Roger Chang, Joe.
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    • 29 min
    Getting Your Game On! - DTNS 3973

    Getting Your Game On! - DTNS 3973

    Video game development is a popular career path for many people. But exactly how do you get into the industry? Is it something you can study for in college, gain a degree in and then apply for a job after graduation? We invited Bungie EP, Carrie Gouskous, to share her insights on how to break into the video game industry.
    Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Carrie Gouskos, Roger Chang, Joe.
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    • 29 min
    Meme Weaver - DTNS 3972

    Meme Weaver - DTNS 3972

    We share a clip of our interview with Dr. Michael Geist, law professor at the University of Ottawa, about Australia’s ongoing issues with Google and Facebook, and what it means for the broader internet and media outlets around the globe.


    Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Trevor Croker, Roger Chang, Joe.
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    • 30 min
    I'm My Own Ferret Grandpa - DTNS 3971

    I'm My Own Ferret Grandpa - DTNS 3971

    The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom unanimously upheld a lower court ruling in a 2016 case that Uber drivers are not independent contractors. What does this mean for Uber in the UK and will this set a precedent for governments elsewhere?




    Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe.
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    • 30 min
    The Land Down Under Facebook's Thumb - DTNS 3970

    The Land Down Under Facebook's Thumb - DTNS 3970

    Facebook had just started blocking news links from Australian sources worldwide and blocking Australian Facebook users from seeing any news links, in anticipation of Australia passing a law that would require Facebook to pay publishers to link to news content. What were the effects of the Facebook’s block and will it change anything?
    Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.
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    • 30 min
    Paying the Iron Price for News - DTNS 3969

    Paying the Iron Price for News - DTNS 3969

    YouTube announced several new products coming this year but the most interesting is YouTube Shorts. It will come as a beta to some creators in the US in March. We discuss YouTube’s strategy and its likely success against the incumbent short form video platform TikTok.
    Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Roger Chang, Joe
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    • 32 min

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1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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I love this long-running dependable show

Great show, quick and concise. Very focused on tech news.

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Tom, Sarah, Roger, and others do an incredible sifting through all Tech news of the day and discussing the important parts. Listening to their show is always a highlight of my day! Continues to my overall best podcast

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