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 15:00 GMT (16:00 BST).

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  • Tech Tent 67: Avoiding "Mobilegeddon"

    Fri, 24 Apr 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Ben Norman, search engine specialist tells us how to avoid the pitfalls of Google's change to its search recipe. We speak to Emma Kaye, CEO of the Africa-based platform Bozza which is showcasing emerging artistic talent across the African continent. And, can passenger planes really be hacked? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guest Izabella Kaminska, financial technology specialist from the Financial Times.

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  • Tech Tent 66: Money and Power

    Fri, 17 Apr 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    The European Union accuses Google of abusing its dominant market position in search to promote its own shopping service. We hear from a complainant and get a counterview from James Waterworth from the industry body CCIA. As "Moore's Law" on the pace of development in computer chips turns 50 years old this weekend, we speak to co-authors of the book "The Second Machine Age" Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee from MIT on whether future progress will depend more on software than silicon. Plus, a new cash machine that's claimed to be more secure, and more cost-effective for developing countries. And Zoe Kleinman tries to use Bitcoin in the Isle of Man. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guest Leo Mirani of Quartz.

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  • Tech Tent 65: Power to the People

    Fri, 10 Apr 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
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    Prof Saiful Islam of Bath University updates us on the latest developments in battery technology. We attend the unveiling of a new generation of drones aimed at consumers, but what about the safety and privacy implications? Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with special guest John McCann of TechRadar. Also featuring LJ Rich from BBC TV's Click, and Dan Simmons from the BBC Online tech desk. Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with special guest John McCann of TechRadar. Also featuring LJ Rich from BBC TV's Click, and Dan Simmons from the BBC Online tech desk.

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  • Tech Tent 64: Sound and Vision

    Fri, 3 Apr 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Madonna, Kanye West, and Rihanna are among the co-owners of Tidal, a new music streaming service launched this week. Can it go toe-to-toe with established players such as Spotify and Pandora? The major mobile technology companies are pinning their hopes on virtual reality – Louis Jebb, CEO of Immersiv.ly talks to us about the technology's potential for the news and media business. We attend a tribute to Alan Dower Blumlein, who first developed the process for sound recording in Stereo, along with other pioneering work in telecommunications, television, and radar. And, we ask, would you have a surveillance camera in your home to watch your family remotely? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guest Kayleigh Bateman, Special Projects Editor at the magazine Computer Weekly.

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