technology podcast #360

Can Tech Help Save the Greek Economy?

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I’m just back from Greece, where I met Vassilios Makios, the General Director of Corallia, a high-tech incubator on the outskirts of Athens. Makios and Corallia are spear-heading an effort to foster technology start-ups in Greece. The universities provide the talented young engineers with great ideas, and Corallia tries to give them the tools they need to turn those ideas into successful global products. But it’s not easy in the kind of economic crisis the country is currently going through. Listen in to this week’s show to hear more. You can also read the column I wrote for BBC Future on this.

Also in this episode, you’ll hear about how the FAA is revisiting those pesky (some say wonderful) rules against using certain kinds of electronic equipment during flight.

Then it’s on to Brazil, to hear about a plan to use micro-chips to track kids. OK, they’re not putting the chips in the kids, but in their clothing. But suffice to say that the plan is still causing some controversy.

And we end with…what else? A camera that see around corners.

A reminder that you can ignore us equally on Twitter, Facebook, and now Google +.

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