Facebook declares war on Aussie media, Samsung unleashes Galaxy Z Fold 2: Vertical Hold ep 294

Have folding phones come of age with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2? How does it improve on the current batch of folding smartphones? Will Facebook follow through with threats to ban Aussies from sharing news articles, after Google’s recent PR offensive against the ACCC’s demand that the tech giants pay Australians media outlets? Can Adam forgive Jen for stealing the AFL grand final? Could Alex care less?

Special guest News Corp national tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson. 

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It’s been a big week in tech news, with Facebook finally revealing its game plan for dealing with the ACCC’s proposed new media code that would see it forced to negotiate pay rates with news organisations in Australia — with rather nuclear results, given Zuckerberg is intent on taking his ball and going home with it!

Meanwhile, Samsung formally launched its second generation of Galaxy Fold devices, the confusingly named Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. It’s premium, it’s shiny, and it seems that both Jen and Alex want one very much. Jen wrote about the Galaxy Z Fold 2 here (subscription required) and Alex wrote about it here and put his thoughts into video form below:

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.


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