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Australia

Unravelling technology and internet culture. This is a podcast from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, hosted by Yasmin Parry and Will Ockenden.

Episodes

Moonshot: Money men (Part 2)  

Last week we met Paddy, who has built a rocket! Now it’s time to find out if the money men are going to give him the $1 million he needs to get it into space.

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Moonshot: Rocket man (Part 1)  

Paddy has built a rocket. But to get it into space, he needs money. So he's pitched his business to a group of venture capitalists. Can he raise the cash he needs?

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Five Star Foodies  

These days we're more likely to check out a restaurant's online star rating than turn to an old school newspaper review. So what are the pitfalls and perks of trusting the amateur critic? Image: Sweet and Yummie, Instagram Music credits: Sweeper, David Szesztay Sharpie, Velella Velella Old World, Cory Gray Picante, Dave Depper

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Magic Beans for the Internet  

In the world of domain name trading, a $10 purchase could turn you into a millionaire. We meet a man who gave up his job, spent his life savings and put everything on the line - including his marriage - for a single dot com. Music Credits: Touch the Sky, Kanye West ft Lupe Fiasco Gotta Have it, Jay Z and Kanye West Paranoid, Kanye West Tweedlebugs, Podington Bear Image Credits: Flickr: Robert Ball

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Malware Hunters  

Ransomware is one of the biggest online threats, and it’s only getting worse. We meet the malware hunters - good guys fighting back against the organised crime groups - and discover that provoking the mob comes with serious risks. Music: A Lone Hunter (Artemis' Song), by Monk Turner Photo: Flickr, chrisjtse

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Being Blind on the Internet  

What is it the internet like when you can't see? What if you can see today, but your sight is slowly getting worse? Chris is racing against time to create the online world he needs, before he loses his sight for good. Music credits: Hicktronica ft. Dirtwire, by Polish Ambassador.

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Going Viral  

A baby moshing to metal music, a puppy impatiently honking a horn, a dress that no one can tell the colour of - viral content sweeps through social media and thrusts the makers into internet stardom. A new industry has popped up to monetise viral content, but are viral internet celebrities actually making any money? Photo: Instagram, @KatiVaughn, Magic Cobra Tattoo Society

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Clone Wars  

What happens when you put everything into creating an original, fun, addictive game, only to have it immediately copied? Cloning is rife in the mobile gaming industry, and developers are losing money and artistic credit to copy-cats. So how hard is it to make a clone? Will and Yasmin go on a mission to find out. Music Credits: * Sweeper by David Szesztay * Canabalt theme music

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