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Byte Into It - 24 October 2012

October 25th, 2012

Episode 285 of 410 episodes

On Byte Into IT this week: Amazon are having a bad week: problems with sales taxes on Ebook sales, their cloud (Amazon Web Services) went down again (at first we thought GitHub had gone down with it but just part of their status report page was affected). Lots of dependent services were affected including: AirBNB, Pinterest, and Reddit. And in other bad PR, a customer complaint about their account being closed and evokes being wiped from their Kindle has been reposted widely Fujitsu have announced the launch of the new Floral Kiss brand of FMV personal computers aimed at female users. According to an article in today's AFR (paywalled) although the digital economy is worth over $100 billion in Australia, women only make up 19.7% of employees. Apple announcements: iPad mini, new iMac and others - lots of shiny stuff Google expected to make announcements on Oct 29 about new Nexus mobile and tablet offerings Microsoft Surface tablet also announced GUEST: George Hedon, co-founder of Pause Fest 8-11 November in Melbourne pausefest.com.au, Upcoming events - Anyone listening to Rob Jan’s Zero G this week will know that there's a real life zombie game - Patient 0 - being enacted at an undisclosed location in Melbourne's northern suburbs, Melbourne has been chosen to host Penny Arcade game expo in July 2013 Presented by Georgia Webster, Vanessa Toholka and Byron Scullin http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit