Will the ACCC smash Apple’s App Store monopoly, can Nintendo survive the Next-Gen console hype wave? Vertical Hold ep 295

The ACCC is investigating smartphone app stores, but does it have the power to compel real change? Meanwhile with Microsoft lining up its treasure chest of next-gen Xbox toys, can Nintendo’s Switch survive the onslaught?

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This week our special guest is Gizmodo Australia editor Tegan Jones, who joins us to discuss the ACCC’s moves to look into Apple and Google’s app store practices down under, as well as reveal a startling truth about her own console gaming life… apart from the thing with the bath, which we already knew about.

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Author: Alex

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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