… and thanks for all the fish: 5G vs morons, Uber are bastards, Facebook buys Giphy and vale Jerry Stiller & Fred Willard [Episode 335]

For the final time, Andy Blume, Phil Edwards, Mark Macdowell and guest host Daniel Olivares aren’t back in the studio with this week’s look at all things geek.

Note: Due to limitations surrounding COVID-19 and access to the 3WBC studios, this episode was pre-recorded from our homes. As such, the usual high production values (chortle) and excellent audio quality (more chortle) is missing. We’re doing our best to bring you the show as close to normal as possible, so please bear with us.

This week’s stories:

5G vs Morons

Australian public’s confidence in 5G ‘shaken’ by misinformation campaign [The Guardian]
The Next Gen Future: Inquiry into the deployment, adoption and application of 5G in Australia [Australian Parliament House]
NSW Health [Twitter]
Aureus Unlimited [Twitter]

Digital Receipts

Woolworths reveals major change to shopping receipts [Yahoo! News]

Uber Are Bastards

Uber Eats has reduced its commission fee for restaurants, following pressure from its partners – but only by 5% [Yahoo! Finance]
Uber Lays Off 3,500 Employees Over A Zoom Call—The Way In Which A Company Downsizes Its Staff Says A Lot About The Organization [Forbes]
Restaurants go it alone despite Deliveroo and Uber Eats fee reductions [The Sydney Morning Herald]
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Today will be your last working day with Uber.’ Watch as choked up executive tells 3,500 rideshare employees they are being laid off effective immediately over a three-minute ZOOM call [Daily Mail]
Chicago Will Now Require Food Delivery Apps to Disclose Itemized Cost Breakdown [NBC Chicago]

Facebook Buys More Stuff

Facebook is buying Giphy and integrating it with Instagram [The Verge]
Facebook buys Giphy, the popular tool for creating animated GIFs [ABC News]
Facebook’s Giphy acquisition might have big implications for iMessage and Twitter [The Verge]
What Is Facebook Going To Do With 700 Million Giphy Users’ Data? [Forbes]

Vale Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller, comedian and Seinfeld actor, dies at 92 [The Sydney Morning Herald]

Vale Fred Willard

This is Spinal Tap, Anchorman and Best in Show actor Fred Willard dies aged 86 [ABC News]

Other stuff we mentioned:

Nat’s What I Reckon [YouTube]