The Switchy and Scratchy Showdown, Starring Ofcom: TM 99 REGULAR VERSION

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This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss:

- WannaCry update
- AI traffic lights to end rush hour jams in Milton Keynes
- Ofcom reveals text-to-switch plan for mobile users
- BBC to close TV download store after only 18 months as streaming dominates
- Amazon Prime Reading launches in the UK with free, rotating e-book library

Patreon supporters have access to our 18-minute longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about:

- Lengthy Extra Story: Tomorrow's World is coming back to the BBC
- Behind the scenes from Ian's time working on Tomorrow's World at the BBC
- Remember when Nate was on The Apprentice for several seconds? 
- The deeply nerdy history of Nate and Ian's childhoods
- The experience of switching from Three to Vodafone
- Traffic light history lesson (featuring info... For information regarding your data privacy, visit