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TWR #125: The Last Jedi trailer, Harvey Weinstein & RIP Windows 10 Mobile

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.

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Author | Julia Breakey

Julia Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

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