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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!

Dec 31, 2019

Topic 1: Drone food delivery goes nationwide in 2020

Flirtey has announced drone delivery of food services in Reno, Nevada. And they have announced that they will go nationwide in 2020. Earlier they announced a service to deliver defibrillators in emergencies.

We talk a bit about moving the conversation from "drone" to...

Dec 24, 2019

We recorded this show a few days ago. You can tell right away that we're all in a good mood.

Topic 1: Ring, Cameras, and Security

Ring cameras are easily "hacked," although most of the problems aren't really technical issues. Dave's big question is,...

Dec 17, 2019

We continue two favorite topics this week, and introduce a new one that is sure to be a perennial favorite.

Topic 1: Revisiting disruptions

It's a new era for "disruptive" technologies. There's a now a clear business model for disruption. Uber did it as a bad citizen (do it first, ask permission later). They...

Dec 10, 2019

Karl kicks off with a bit of a rant related to topic one.

Topic 1: Noting the demise of Clatchy Newspapers, and remembering Kodak.

One of the classic examples about innovation is Kodak's failure to take advantage of digital photography. We recently stumbled on this article, claiming we should cut them some slack:

Dec 4, 2019

Lots of intro chit-chat here. And then . . .

Topic 1: Walmart Kicking Amazon’s Butt with Drone Patents

In the "drone wars," Walmart has a very cool new patent. They are integrating blockchain into their drone delivery tracking, and developing the ability for drones to pass packages between each other. The goal is to...