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Welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast! This week we’re recording on the eve of the UK’s Jubilee bank holiday, the country is drowning in bunting, the Queen’s face is being projected and everyone is madly trying to fit 5 days worth of work into 3. What a time to be alive.
Thankfully, we’re not going to be spending this podcast talking about the royal family, and instead we’re diving in the world of tech for good… and probably bad.
We’re having a chat about small businesses, love island, coffins and Meta.
Check out their 10 point plan to fix the UK's draft procurement bill.
Stat of the week
According to the latest figures, public sector spending with small businesses rose to £19.3 billion in 2021/22, which accounts for 26.9% of government spending:
Charity news of the week
Deaf charities applaud the casting of the first dear person to love Island:
Tech news of the week
As Meta battles regulators VR startups in Germany are having to choose whether to develop applications using less popular rival headsets, or give up on the fast-growing $4.4 billion market:
Nice of the week
Armed with open data: How Ukraine saved billions on defence procurement - Open Contracting Partnership
Living coffin that turns your body into compost - Positive.news
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