About Vertical Hold
Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.
Each week, Adam and Alex are joined by the very best of Australia’s technology media scene to give more insight into the week’s technology topics.
We’re not just a “news headlines” show, because you can get the news everywhere, especially in technology. Instead, we go behind the headlines to more deeply discuss and explain the real issues behind a technology topic, whether that’s a new product launch, technology culture issue or more.
About Adam Turner
Adam Turner is an award-winning Australian technology journalist, corporate writer and long-time columnist for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.
Previously the Melbourne deputy editor of Fairfax’s Next biztech section, Adam left The Age after seven years in 2005 to pursue a freelance career.
As a consumer technology writer and podcaster, Adam’s specialty areas include the smart home, digital entertainment and mobility.
As a biztech writer, he covers the gamut from small business to enterprise – both as a journalist and as a corporate writer producing white papers, case studies, special reports, sponsored content, blog posts, content marketing, ghostwriting, thought leadership and podcasts.
About Alex Kidman
Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning Australian technology journalist and former editor at CNET, Gizmodo, GameSpot, PC Mag Australia and Finder.
Alex started his career at Australian Personal Computer Magazine as Reviews Editor and has been working across every major reputable Australian technology publication and site over more than 20 years.
Alex has a keen interest in mobility and has written extensively on mobile devices, gaming and consumer culture. He’s a regular contributor to ABC Radio across the nation talking technology news, including a regular weekly spot on ABC Radio across regional Victoria, and currently works on a freelance basis for a number of technology publications.