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Transatlantic Tech Tussle

Europe takes action on copyright and tax laws - US tech companies feel unfairly targeted.

The European Commission’s plans to change copyright laws could mean bigger bills for websites that allow users to stream music. Add to this Apple’s tax issues in Ireland and there’s anger in America, where companies feel they are being unfairly targeted. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, tells us why. Amazon brings its voice-controlled speaker to the UK and Germany – one of its creators, William Tunstall-Pedoe, explains the huge technological challenge behind understanding, then acting on the human voice. And could mobile technology help lift people out of poverty in Africa? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with Chris Foxx from the BBC online tech desk and special guest Madhumita Murgia, European technology correspondent for the Financial Times.

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Sat 17 Sep 2016 08:06GMT

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