What happens if the DOJ splits up Google, Chromecast with Google TV vs Fire TV Lite: Vertical Hold Episode 301


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How (and why) would the US DOJ actually split up Google, and what would that look like? What similarities are there to the infamous DOJ/Microsoft case of the late 1990s and early 2000s? Will this last beyond the US election cycle, and what (if any) effect might it have on the ACCC’s own probes into Google’s business conduct?

Meanwhile, Google and Amazon are going head to head with cheap HDMI streaming dongles. Google’s got its $99 Google Chromecast with Google TV, while Amazon’s offering up the Fire TV Stick Lite for $59 — but are either of them actually worth buying? 

Special guest Finder Editor in Chief Angus Kidman

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

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Award-winning 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. About/Contact us