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142: Tax on News Content, Facebook takes on Zoom, MacBook Rumours

The Australian Government have seized this opportunity to not just roll out a contact tracing app with questionable optics this week, but also going HAM on the tech titans, as they seek to have our mainstream media compensated with payments from Google and Facebook for reusing their precious content.

All the while Zuckerberg tries to get into the e-commerce game in India and plays catchup to Zoom by announcing a new video conferencing service on Messenger.

We also discuss Apple’s potential pivot to ARM chipset architecture and chat about our favourite streaming shows we caught up with during the week.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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67: Nintendo, SoftBank, Star Wars

In episode 67, we cover the news of Nintendo continuing their nostalgia run with the launch of a mini NES, Uber reaching 2 billion trips, rumours that Apple will buy Formula 1, Samsung Note 7 to have an iris scanner and Google will build a AR headset to compete with Microsoft. Will it get any crazier? It does. Japanese telco giant SoftBank buys an arm for $32b, not just any arm but chip designer ARM. Their chip designs are found in Apple and Samsung devices and may other devices that connect to the internet.

Our main feature covers the Star Wars Celebration event in London where we look at more Rogue One details and a spoiler, which we didn’t spoil. The event covers all things geeky from the animated series to how they built the cardboard models of all the machines to prepare for the movies. All this and more in episode 67 of the Lazy Couch Podcast.