Tech Tent: Business and Technology

Tech Tent: Business and Technology

Business and Technology news from the BBC's technology desk. Tech entrepreneurs and experts give their take on the big topics of the week. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones. Broadcast every Friday at 15:06 GMT.

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  • Tech Tent 49: Stranger than Fiction

    Fri, 19 Dec 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    27 days remaining

    Sony Pictures pulls a major new movie because of a cyberattack and online threats, but who carried out the hacking that led them to cancel it? Microsoft reveals a real-time voice translation tool for Skype users, and we give it a try. Gavin Andresen from the Bitcoin Foundation tells us the real potential for the technology in the coming year. And researcher Antonio Espingardeiro on how toys are bringing robotics into the home. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with Dave Lee and Jane Wakefield from the BBC Online tech desk.

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  • Tech Tent 48: Lessons in Tech

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Google pulls its news service from Spain. We learn the basics of programming for the global Hour of Code with help from British schoolchildren. The Nobel Prize for Physics was collected this week by scientists who invented blue Light-Emitting Diodes. We speak to Dr Stephen DenBaars from the University of California Santa Barbara research team that did the work, about the future for LED technology. The Web's creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee tells us that telecoms operators who insist they must charge customers to prioritise data transmission over the net in order to be able to afford neccessary investment, are talking "nonsense". And Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson speaks to us about the essential ingredients of innovative companies. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guest Alex Asseily, the co-founder of wearables company Jawbone and Hour of Code ambassador, and Zoe Kleinman and Dave Lee from the BBC Online tech desk.

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  • Tech Tent 47: Artificial Intelligence Special

    Fri, 5 Dec 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    13 days remaining

    Professor Stephen Hawking warns of the threat to mankind from artificial intelligence. Neil Jacobstein of California's Singularity University, AI expert Ben Medlock of SwiftKey, and the music producer and tech investor Will.i.am give us their take. 23andMe wants to make genome sequencing cheap enough for individuals to discover their likelihood to develop diseases. We ask its CEO Anne Wojcicki why private companies should be trusted with this most intimate of personal data? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guest Kate Bevan, and Leo Kelion and Jane Wakefield from the BBC Online tech desk.

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  • Tech Tent 46: Transatlantic Tiff

    Fri, 28 Nov 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Google and Facebook come under attack from European politicians. Is Europe's love affair with US tech over? Not everyone who starts a tech firm makes millions and changes the world. We attend a funeral for startups. And how do you gather medical data from an Ebola treatment room? Plus, the Indian smartphone app for calling an auto-rickshaw that promises faster and cheaper rides. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guest Professor Ian Brown of the Oxford Internet Institute, and Zoe Kleinman and Dave Lee from the BBC Online technology desk.

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