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CNET UK Podcast 288: Who's paying for Facebook?

What would a World Wide Web be like without ads? That's just one of the questions as the CNET team check out the top tech of the week.

Richard Trenholm Former Movie and TV Senior Editor
Richard Trenholm was CNET's film and TV editor, covering the big screen, small screen and streaming. A member of the Film Critic's Circle, he's covered technology and culture from London's tech scene to Europe's refugee camps to the Sundance film festival.
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Richard Trenholm
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When was the last time you clicked on an advert? "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half" -- so spaketh John Wanamaker, father of modern advertising, perhaps echoing the thoughts of advertisers pulling out of Facebook. But what would a World Wide Web be like without ads?

And we discuss the news that there could be not one but five Android Nexus phones, that Grand Theft Auto 5 is on its way, and that there's an unbelievable number of Android phones.

Join the CNET UK team as we sequester ourselves in the podcast bunker and thoroughly dissect the pressing technology matters of the week. Andy says hello Vaio with the Sony Vaio S series laptops, Luke gets excited about the Steve Jobs movie written by Aaron Sorkin, and Rich heads under the sea with a Guinness submarine. Which bit of kit claims the Crave kudos and wins the day... here's a hint: when there's a Guinness submarine involved, do you really think it'll be the laptop?

And we turn to you, esteemed listener, for your thoughts. How can you get your hands on the best tech experience for the least outlay? What's the best drawing app for Android? And is it about time we had tech in our turtlenecks and computers in our corduroys?

Whether you're looking for help and advice with your newest or oldest gadgets, or just have your say about the tech issues of the day, leave us a comment below or vent on our Facebook page -- it's peopled by peoples who love gadgets as much as you do, not to mention stuffed with lovely behind-the-scenes glimpses at the daily grind here in CNET Towers.

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