Twitter OG Blue Tick on death row, MilkRun shuts up shop: Vertical Hold Ep 424

After ignoring his own deadline, is Elon Musk finally ready to kill off Twitter’s legacy Blue Tick? Why did Aussie grocery delivery startup MilkRun close up shop? Guest tech journalist Anthony Caruana!


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After Twitter’s April 1st deadline for revoking Blue Ticks passed uneventfully, Elon Musk has set a new date – but can we take him seriously? Who will pay for a Blue Tick and has it actually lost its value?

What happened to Australian tech startup darling MilkRun? How did the super-fast grocery deliver service fail in the age of instant gratification?

NBN set new throughput records in March – what triggered the rush on downloads and how did the network cope?

We’re joined by long-time Australian technology journalist and former Macworld Australia editor Anthony Caruana to talk through all the 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