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 16:30 GMT.

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  • Tech Tent 54: Hacking and security special

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    24 days remaining

    Hacking is making headlines like never before - whether it's done by activists pushing a cause, criminals stealing money, or governments covertly waging electronic war - the threat is centre-stage. We speak to Dr Gabriella Coleman of McGill University, Montreal, Canada on who the hackers are and how their profile is changing. Cybersecurity expert Professor Alan Woodward of the UK's Surrey University helps us analyse the threat from criminal and state-sponsored hackers. Also, does this week's unveiling of Windows 10 and a host of whizzy associated technologies suggest a new, more daring Microsoft than we've seen in recent years? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with Dave Lee and Mark Ward from the BBC Online tech desk.

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  • Tech Tent 53: China comes calling

    Fri, 16 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    Xiaomi - dubbed “China’s answer to Apple” - launches new mobile devices including a flagship model seen as critical to the company’s ability to tackle the US market. We hear from the company's Vice President of International, Hugo Barra. In the wake of the terrorist shootings in Paris last week, attention has again fallen on the ability of violent jihadists to communicate and coordinate attacks online. We quiz Doug Leeds, the CEO of Ask.com, which owns the Q&A social network Ask.fm, on how he is trying to address this challenge. And Melanie Sevcenko reports from the US state of Oregon on a new mobile app allowing the public to video-record how the police deal with them or their fellow citizens. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guests the international venture capitalist Eileen Burbidge, and the Silicon Valley watcher, evangelist, and author Guy Kawasaki who gives us tips on getting the best from social media.

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  • Tech Tent 52: What happens in Vegas?

    Fri, 9 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is where the tech companies present the gadgets and gizmos on which they'll be pinning their hopes during the year. Rory Cellan-Jones and guests assess whether and why anyone needs the automated cars, drones, wearable health devices, and internet-connected appliances that the tech companies are trying to sell. With technology analyst Carolina Milanesi from Kantar WordPanel, and Zoe Kleinman and Leo Kelion from the BBC Online tech desk.

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  • Tech Tent 51: Tech Trends for 2015

    Fri, 2 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    What will be the big tech trends in the coming year? Rory Cellan-Jones brings together Dave Coplin from Microsoft UK, Nicola Millard from telecoms giant BT, and Stuart Miles from the website Pocketlint to ask them.

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