Vergecast: Australia’s bargain with Big Tech, Apple TV on Chromecast, and Nintendo Direct’s biggest announcements

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Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast The Vergecast, our chat show to discuss this week in tech news featuring our reporters and editors.

Here’s what the show covered on this episode:

Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with Adi Robertson and Casey Newton about Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code, the country’s new regulation for news media on the internet. Casey and Adi explain the deal Google is making with Australia, why Facebook walked away, and what’s at stake for the open web.

  • Facebook will block Australian users and publishers from sharing news links in response to new bill
  • Why Google caved to Australia, and Facebook didn’t
  • Facebook employee warned it used ‘deeply wrong’ ad metrics to boost revenue
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