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The Killing IT Podcast

IT authors and entrepreneurs Ryan Morris, Karl Palachuk, and Dave Sobel provide commentary on the changing world of technology opportunities and emerging tech.

We want to expand the discussion from the SMB IT channel to all things tech - with one eye on the future and the other on profits. Join us!

Feb 18, 2020

Topic 1: Performance Artists Games Google Maps

We start out a bit light hearted here - but it also shows the fragility of our systems.

A performance artist in Berlin demonstrated the fragility of the Google Maps system we all rely on by dragging 99 cell phones to fake a Google Maps traffic jam. Our spin is that this is...


Feb 11, 2020

One way or another, politicians are getting into our business . . .

Just two topics this week as we spend extra time on one very big subject. A slightly different format for us, but we can't cover the first topic in ten minutes.

. . . and I think we'll return to this one again and again.


Topic 1: MSP sued over...


Feb 4, 2020

Topic 1: Record store closings in 2019 - and Amazon is buying up old malls.

Both of these trends have been going on for a couple of years. Malls are consolidating, so there are fewer of them, but the ones that survive appear to be doing well. So maybe the nature of retail is changing.

At the same time, Amazon is...


Jan 28, 2020

Topic 1: The Most trusted brand is the USPS!

First, go check out the link:

https://morningconsult.com/most-trusted-brands/

Trust is an interesting piece of brand value. It's very interesting to see who is trusted, who is not on the list at all, and how this varies by age.

The actual question is, which brands do you...


Jan 21, 2020

Topic 1: Misc. Threats for 2020

What are the effects of a future in which half the world uses an “Internet” with information curated by the Chinese government and half the world uses an Internet with information 90% curated by American companies?

From a slightly different perspective this is not China and the U.S....