Talking Optus TV Now on Balls Radio

Last week the High Court of Australia denied Optus leave to appeal the Optus TV Now decision, which means their “video recorder in the cloud” service isn’t legal — and that was the topic for my spot on Phil Dobbie’s Balls Radio this week.

The conversation bounced off the analysis I’d written the day before for Technology Spectator, TV Now’s cloud complications.

As usual, the conversation wandered to other matters as well, such as the early broadcast radio industry selling receivers that could only receive one station.

Here’s the audio of my segment. If you’d like more, Mr Dobbie has posted the full episode.

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You can hear us talk live every Tuesday night from 7pm AEST on Sydney’s FM 99.3 Northside Radio.

I’m fairly sure that copyright remains with Mr Dobbie rather than being transferred to Northside Radio, but I’ll figure that out later.

Talking internet bullying (again) on Balls Radio, FM 99.3

The online bullying of TV presenter Charlotte Dawson and the subsequent calls for an end to online anonymity was the topic for my spot on Phil Dobbie’s Balls Radio last night.

And as usual, the conversation wandered to other matters as well.

Here’s the audio of my segment. If you’d like more, Mr Dobbie has posted the full episode.

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You can of course hear us talk live every Tuesday night from 7pm AEST on Sydney’s FM 99.3 Northside Radio.

I’m fairly sure that copyright remains with Mr Dobbie rather than being transferred to Northside Radio, but I’ll figure that out later.

Talking Apple versus Samsung on Balls Radio, FM 99.3

The billion-dollar legal penalty that a US court imposed on Samsung for allegedly copying Apple was the topic for my spot on Phil Dobbie’s Balls Radio on 28 August 2012.

Here’s the audio of my segment. If you’d like more, Mr Dobbie has posted the full episode.

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You can of course hear us talk live every Tuesday night from 7pm AEST on Sydney’s FM 99.3 Northside Radio.

I’m fairly sure that copyright remains with Mr Dobbie rather than being transferred to Northside Radio, but I’ll figure that out later.

Talking the dotcom collapse on Balls Radio, FM 99.3

In tonight’s spot on Phil Dobbie’s Balls Radio, we spoke about what I reckon is the impending burst of the second dotcom bubble.

The conversation was triggered by news that internet entrepreneur Peter Thiel has sold 20.1 million of his Facebook shares, almost his entire shareholding.

Given that he’s a serious internet investor — he was co-founder of PayPal and is now an angel investor — this is a pretty significant signal. And some of Twitter’s current desperation is, I reckon, further sign that the bubble will burst.

Here’s the audio of my segment. If you’d like more, Mr Dobbie has posted the full episode.

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You can of course hear us talk live every Tuesday night from 7pm AEST on Sydney’s FM 99.3 Northside Radio.

I’m fairly sure that copyright remains with Mr Dobbie rather than being transferred to Northside Radio, but I’ll figure that out later.

[Update 3 September 2012: Edited to add link to full podcast episode.

Talking NBN propaganda on Balls Radio, FM 99.3

On 14 August 2012, in my regular spot on Phil Dobbie’s Balls Radio, we spoke about the political misinformation surrounding Australia’s National Broadband Network.

The conversation was triggered by the previous week’s release of NBN Co’s updated corporate plan. The estimated capital cost had increased by 3.9%. Even before you take into account the many variations, this is within what any sensible accountant would call a more than acceptable variation.

Yet in the media this was almost universally reported as a “cost blowout”. Pathetic. I was angry. I’ve got a piece coming soon at ABC’s The Drum. This conversation is more or less a prelude.

Here’s the audio of my segment. If you’d like more, Mr Dobbie has posted the full episode.

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You can of course hear us talk live every Tuesday night from 7pm AEST on Sydney’s FM 99.3 Northside Radio.

I’m fairly sure that copyright remains with Mr Dobbie rather than being transferred to Northside Radio, but I’ll figure that out later.

Talking bullying and Twitter laws on Balls Radio, FM 99.3

On 7 August 2012, in my regular spot on Phil Dobbie’s Balls Radio, I vented some thoughts about so-called cyber-bullying and the inevitable call for yet more silly ad hoc laws.

The conversation bounced off the topics I’d discussed in the previous day’s Patch Monday podcast, namely the reaction to the trolling of an Olympic athlete, but also covered a little bit of the future of Twitter itself.

Here’s the audio of my segment. If you’d like more, Mr Dobbie has posted the full episode.

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You can of course hear us talk live every Tuesday night from 7pm AEST on Sydney’s FM 99.3 Northside Radio.

I’m fairly sure that copyright remains with Mr Dobbie rather than being transferred to Northside Radio, but I’ll figure that out later.