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Join James Croft, Raj DeutAnthony Agius and special guest Terence Huynh as we chat about dirty data done dirt cheap, Spotify gradually becoming the Netflix of audio, Apple wrecking Fed square with their eventual Telstra shop, and Australia’s tech scene rising up against the Assistance and Access legislation that was rushed into law last year.

 

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Join James Croft, Raj Deut, and Anthony Agius as we chat about Facebook: the place where everyone goes to become a monster, we chat about Red Dead 2 and whether that game is fun or not? I dunno. Maybe. You ride horses a lot. Sometimes I think it’s fun. But sometimes I’m browsing Twitter while my horse is automatically running itself into the back of a wagon. Is that a fun game? Why am I looking at a phone while I’m playing a fun game? Should I just be doing something completely different, like learning another language, or reading about how to maintain proper form when doing a barbell squat? Should I be outside running around the block getting fit? Should I be making wise investment choices? Examining the mysteries of the universe? Figuring out how to re-sand this table? I don’t know how I’m supposed to do that. I don’t even have any sandpaper!

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Join James Croft, Raj Deut, and Anthony Agius as we discuss a whole crateload of news and reviews. Allow me to summarise in the show notes: man, the Mini is fast! But hoo boy, it’s expensive! The MacBook Air is better! But it’s also, like, confusing! And still quite expensive! The iPad is fast! But man, it’s expensive, and can’t do a bunch of computer things! Facebook is kerosene poured on a fire of social unrest. PAX is a cool convention for games.

Now you know these things, you still have to listen to the show. I insist.

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Facebook Inc.’s version of television is coming online in mid-August after several false starts, according to people familiar with the matter.

The company has been asking its partners to turn in the first episodes of their spotlight shows, the people said. Some already have finished these short-form, inexpensive programs. Facebook is also funding higher-end TV-style shows, which will be launched later on the site…

Facebook aims to make something higher-end than Google’s YouTube, but it’s not competing with video producers such as Netflix, HBO and Showtime.

It sounds more like their own version of YouTube Red. What it is in-fact is another opportunity to shove more advertising down your throats as the loosely named “news feed” is now so saturated with it they’ve run out of space.

I avoid using Facebook at all costs but I’m well aware I’m in a minority there. Could Facebook TV be something that draws me into their ecosystem? Doubtful, but it will be interesting to see what content creators they’ve lulled to the dark side.

Source: First Facebook TV Episodes Are Said to Be Ready for Mid-August – Bloomberg