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Byte Into It - 13 February 2013

February 14th, 2013

Episode 294 of 438 episodes

On this week's Byte: Interviews: Harry Lee of Freeplay joins us live from Indie Allsorts at Federation Square - head down every Wednesday in February for some indie gaming action on the big screen! Rob Curulli aka Pselodux joins the Byte team to talk about the Square Sounds chiptunes festival this Friday and Saturday at the Evelyn Hotel in Fitzroy. News: Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have been summonsed to appear before the House Of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications as part of their inquiry into pricing of technology goods and services in Australia. Dating sites and apps are experiencing big at the moment. Some think it's a bit of a scam, but meeting people is ripe for disruption online. One woman has taken it to the extreme to get optimal results, but if all else fails, you could always Bang with Friends. Keren is taking one for the team and heading to Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco, to discuss mindfulness and purpose when working in the technology age. Telcos have been accused of price gouging for international roaming and a lack of transparency about pricing - Warren tells of his experience. France has indicated that they may tax Google based on the worth of the data that people create and consume. Events: Coworking Conference Australia 2013 - March 1-2 at Inspire9, Hub Melbourne and DeskWanted White Night Melbourne - Next Saturday, February 23, 7pm-7am around the city Ruby Conference Australia 2013 - February 20-22 at 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne The Sustainable Living Festival's Big Weekend is this weekend - including Lead the Change, presented by OurSay and the Centre for Sustainability Leadership on Friday. The Social Media For the Public Sector conference in Sydney at the Menzies, March 19-20. SXSW Interactive is coming up from the 8th-12th March in Austin, Texas - this year's keynote speakers include Julie Uhrman, CEO of OUYA, the extremely successful Kickstarter free-to-air Android console project, and Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal. Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Keren Flavell, and Warren Davies. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit

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