July 29th, 2015
Episode 373 of 438 episodes
On this week's Byte: Guests: That Startup Show is a local webseries poking fun at the huge (and extremely earnest) startup culture in Melbourne. It's filmed at the Savoy Tavern in the city, and producer and co-creators Sally Gatenby and Ahmed Salama joined the team in studio. It's awesome - check it out. Laura recently was in Paris (yeah, it's a hard life) for OuiShare Fest, a conference celebrating the sharing economy and a huge range of ideas, and caught up with a few interesting peeps: Dennis Boehresof GoPopUp, linking client's pop-up ideas with spaces to play them out in cities around Europe; Rajesh Makwana of Sharing As Our Common Cause, creating a platform to build a global sharing economy; Allison Cook of The Story of Stuff, the documentary-turned-movement based around the lifcycle of material goods. News in Depth: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), founded by Tim Berners-Lee and tasked with developing standards to ensure the future of the web, is setting up a branch in Australia, which will be hosted at the Australian National University in Canberra. We're one step closer to ISP monopoly, with iiNet shareholders approving a takeover by TPG, having recently also merged with Internode. The ACCC will be reviewing the deal before it any approvals happen. Chinese police have shut down a huge counterfeit iPhone factory, after complaints from customers. Events and Opportunities: Registrations of Interest are open for International Electrical and Electronic Engineering Women in Engineering, Victorian Section's Wearable Technology and e-Textile challenge, RMIT Story Hall, Swanston St Melbourne, Saturday August 22, 2:00pm Rocketconf 2015 for modern web development, is happening in Amsterdam - excellent excuse to head to the Netherlands, .November 11-13 Presented by Warren Davies, Laura Summers and Dan Salmon Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!