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Byte Into IT - 1 May 2013

May 1st, 2013

Episode 305 of 410 episodes

On this week's Byte: News The World Wide Web turned 20 this week, and to celebrate, CERN have relaunched it at its original domain (incidentally, Byte turns 20 later in the year too... Have you got either of us a present yet?). Google have released Google Now for iOS. Is it better than Siri? Australian listed companies have been warned against using social media to distribute or gather market information after a series of hoaxes played havoc with US markets. Stores in Germany have started accepting Bitcoins as well as cash and credit cards. Will it be long before Australian traders follow suit? How long do you spend automating your tasks? Is it worth it? xkcd may have the answer... Interview: Chris Ward joins the team to discuss the 2013 Web Directions Code Conference. Events: Python Meetup, 6pm Monday May 6 at Inspire9, 1/41 Stewart St Richmond. Melbourne Uni Mathematics and Statistics Society's 2013 Puzzle Hunt begins Monday May 13. Laneway Learning are holding an Arduino for Absolute Beginners workshop, 6:14pm Tuesday May 14 at The Little Mule, 19 Somerset Pl Melbourne. This Friday May 5 is the International Day of Action Against DRM, organised by Defective by Design. Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Ben Finney, and Warren Davies. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit