YouTube Disabling Comments, Uber Tipping & Last Australian Blockbuster Closes [Episode 279]

Phil Edwards, Andy Blume and Daniel Olivares are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek.

Show Notes:
Ita Buttrose to be named new ABC chair [ABC News]
Coles hangs up on Telstra at the checkout for Optus NBN [iTnews]
How Our Government Broke The NBN: Mike Quigley [Lifehacker Australia]
Dial 1300 bungle: Telstra diverted customer support lines to Triple Zero [iTnews]
‘Do not disturb while driving’: bid to block Wi-Fi on drivers’ phones [The Age]
Tesla will close most of its stores and only sell cars online [The Verge]
Tesla Model Y SUV will be unveiled March 14th [The Verge]
VASAviation [YouTube]
YouTube loses advertisers over “wormhole into pedophilia ring” [Ars Technica]
Plagued By Predators, YouTube Is Disabling Comments On Most Videos Featuring Children [Gizmodo Australia]
I’m SHOCKED at how much YouTube paid me for a VIRAL VIDEO… [YouTube]
Uber is trying to make tipping work in Australia — and it’s making people mad [SmartCompany]
Here’s a tip, Uber – pay your drivers properly [The Age]
Tennessee man accused of dipping testicles in customer’s salsa [Fox News]
Mike Willesee, journalist and trailblazer, dead at 76 after long battle with throat cancer [ABC News]
‘Be kind, please rewind’: last Australian Blockbuster closes [SBS News]
Spielberg to Voice Concerns Over Netflix Oscar Competition at Academy Meeting [Variety]

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