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Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation and news from the last few days.
This week, Hadlee Simons hosts Andy Walker, Julia Breakey, and Daniel Mpala in studio.
Kicking off the agenda, the team talk the much-awaited Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer. Promising another technically beautiful film, the trailer also hints at themes yet to be explored in this generation of the franchise.
We then move on to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which saw the powerful Hollywood producer outed for covering up decades of sexual harassment allegations. The story has a offered a dark look into the predatory men who control the industry, and their powerful friends who protect them.
Over on Gearburn, Hadlee and Andy talk the almost-death of Windows 10 Mobile, which will no longer receive new features or hardware. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore tweeted that despite working “very hard” to incentivise developers, the volume of users was too low to invest.
Finally, Daniel Mpala discusses the Cape Town-based blockchain-enabled fintech platform, Wala, that received an investment from Newtown Partners, a seed-stage venture capital firm.
You can listen to the full podcast here:
- [Watch] Star Wars: The Last Jedi official trailer is here
- Twitter suspends Rose McGowan after calling out Weinstein Co.
- Celebs use social media to speak out against Weinstein, sexual harassment
- Not even Microsoft execs care about Windows 10 Mobile anymore
- Fintech startup Wala secures equity investment from Newtown Partners