Ep 5: Google Dilemmas with Malware and Deer, Apple TV, National Broadband Network, Telstra and Sol, Bluray, Freeview and more
February 2 , 2009
For our first show back for 2009, we’ll be taking a look at the news and events that have caught our attention since Christmas. The Global Financial Crisis is playing havoc with the worlds suppliers of technology, both goods and services. No one seems to escaped the downturn. With companies like Sony, Microsoft, and ebay all reeling in the downturn, what’s going to happen next? How will the GFC affect us at home and what of jobs?
In other news, the Federal government is scheduled to announce who gets to build Australia’s controversial National Broadband Network. The on again off again internet filtering tests are back on, maybe. As we prepare for the first show of 2009, news has surfaced overnight that the search has officially begun to replace Telstra's globetrotting chief executive, Sol Trujillo, fueling speculation the American could return to his homeland before his fourth anniversary in the job on July 1.
Mr Trujillo, who was in Davos, Switzerland last week for the World Economic Forum, did not reject speculation that he could be planning to leave after the company's board appointed the executive recruitment firm Egon Zehnder International to search for his replacement.
So as we embrace 2009, stick with us for what will be an entertaining and informative take on technology that affects as all.
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