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 59: Financial Tech

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    30 days remaining

    Claire Cockerton of Innovate Finance tells us how tech firms are set to change banking. And reporter Michael Koloki goes spending mobile money in Kenya. Evan Sharp, founder of Pinterest tells us why he finds the aggression of Silicon Valley a distraction. And we meet a robotic contract lawyer. Also, the week's landmark ruling by US regulators on "net neutrality". Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with Zoe Kleinman and Dave Lee from the BBC Online tech desk.

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  • Tech Tent 58: An unwelcome addition to your PC

    Fri, 20 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    Security researcher Marc Rogers outlines how Lenovo stands accused of jeopardising its PC users' online security. Tech founder and British government adviser Martha Lane-Fox hits back at President Obama's claim that America created and perfected the internet. Plus should you photograph all your food? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with special guest Judith Clegg, founder of the tech consultancy Takeout, who was recently named among Europe's 50 most inspirational women in the tech business.

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  • Tech Tent 57: Don't talk in front of the TV

    Fri, 13 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    16 days remaining

    Samsung's voice-controlled TVs raise worries over privacy as the company warns owners against holding "sensitive" conversations in front of the sets. Kevin Rawlinson visits the Basque Country to try out a handful of language translation apps, and we speak to Luis Von Ahn, the creator of the language-teaching service Duolingo. The UK takes a big step towards trialling automated driverless cars as part of public transport systems in two cities, and announces proposals for the future regulation of autonomous vehicles. Reporter Jane Wakefield takes a ride. And the BBC's Dave Lee considers the question of how random is randomness on the internet? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guest Dr Steven Murdoch, Security Researcher at University College, London.

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  • Tech Tent 56: A "Golden Age for Surveillance"

    Fri, 6 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    9 days remaining

    Phil Zimmermann, the creator of PGP email encryption software tells us we live in a golden age of surveillance for police and spies. Justin Parfitt of HeyLetsApp says online reviews would be much more useful if negative comments were banned. Advocates of "Net Neutrality" score a victory. And Melanie Sevcenko reports on a voice-controlled format for electronic books. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guest Ian Maude from Enders Analysis, and Fiona Graham and Dave Lee from the BBC Online technology team.

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  • Tech Tent 55: Chip and Skin

    Fri, 30 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    Presenter Rory Cellan-Jones visits a new high-tech building in Stockholm, Sweden, where he has a microchip implanted in his hand that functions as security pass, gives you access to your computer and printer, and lets you pay for things in the work café. What do Apple and Facebook's blazing financial results tell us about the companies and the balance of the World economy? Amid worries about whether we can trust companies with increased gathering of our health data, we hear one view on how we fail to make best use of the data we already have, from our special guest Karalee Close from Boston Consulting Group. We learn how children's toys could be an easy target for hackers to make mischief. And, what do you do if your chosen restaurant doesn’t deliver, but you can’t be bothered to go out for food? Reporter Dave Lee finds out.

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