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The biggest stories in tech from the BBC’s technology team

Tech Tent BBC World Service

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    • 4.6 • 45 Ratings

The biggest stories in tech from the BBC’s technology team

    Sacked Twitter staff take on Elon Musk

    Sacked Twitter staff take on Elon Musk

    Several workers are launching legal action against Twitter. It follows a round of mass lay-offs at the social media firm last year. We also hear about a BBC investigation which has uncovered Egyptian police using dating apps to hunt LGBTQ people. And how a social video trend is reigniting interest in early 2000s digital cameras.

    (Photo: A mobile phone showing Elon Musk's face on the screen. Credit: Dado Ruvić/Reuters)

    • 26 min
    Can Ticketmaster 'shake off' the bots?

    Can Ticketmaster 'shake off' the bots?

    Shiona McCallum explores what can be done about online bots targeting ticket sales. It’s after Ticketmaster apologised to Taylor Swift fans who missed out on attending her Eras tour, they say they were the target of a cyber-attack by bots. We also delve into VR and AR experiences and learn about the company in India using discarded fishing nets to produce plugs and sockets.

    (IMAGE:Taylor Swift meets fans in Toronto. Wesley Lapointe / Getty)

    • 26 min
    MRNA: The tech that transforms cancer treatment?

    MRNA: The tech that transforms cancer treatment?

    The boss of Moderna, Stephane Bancel, tells us about how MRNA technology could transform the treatment of cancer. But will the personalised treatment plans it could create only be available in richer nations? Our global health correspondent, Naomi Grimley, provides analysis.

    Also this week we hear more from the exhibitors at the CES tech show. Analyst Paolo Pescatore tells us what he thinks the event says about the state of global tech. And the founder of Cameo, which took off in the pandemic, on how businesses that thrived in lockdown can survive in the very different world we find ourselves in in 2023.

    (Image: Messenger RNA techobnology, two Strands of mRNA on abstract background illustration. Credit: Getty Images)

    • 26 min
    Tech Tent goes to CES

    Tech Tent goes to CES

    Tech Tent is in Las Vegas, in the US, for CES, one of the world' s biggest and most important tech shows. We discuss the future of VR, and the ethics of AI - and meet the exhibitors hoping they've invented the next big thing. And Silicon Valley reporter James Clayton joins Zoe to take the temperature of the industry after a bumpy year in 2022.

    (PHOTO: Attendees at CES Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP, via Getty Images)

    • 26 min
    Tech predictions for 2023

    Tech predictions for 2023

    Shiona McCallum and Joe Tidy invite the BBC's tech experts in Africa, Asia, America and Europe to make their predictions for how tech will shape 2023. From gaming to chip wars, and VR to AI they tell you what to look out for in the year ahead, wherever in the world you are.

    • 26 min
    The Tech Tent Christmas quiz

    The Tech Tent Christmas quiz

    The technology news team review the year in the form of a quiz. Paul Carter and Liv McMahon take on Nick Kwek and Alasdair Keane to see who remembers most about the best - and worst - tech news moments of 2022. And all four face the ultimate test: can they tell which is the genuine Christmas story, loved for decades - and which has been conjured up in an instant by AI?

    • 26 min

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45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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SAARKÉSH ,

Twitter matters

Too much hype over a messaging platform which has been primarily used for manipulation of markets & market players including Mr Musk!
He needs it as a main “communication” conduit but is it worth as much as the offered price? Nah!
Twitter, in it’s current state is a teenage “playground” at best. The offer needs to shrink by 48% to make it a viable basis for more interesting possibilities… but money is not everything!
Time and vision is! Mr musk is too busy to be able to take it there 💎

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