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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!

Jan 31, 2023

Topic 1: Sorry: Let’s talk jobs.

December: Total new jobs UP 235,000. That is despite the fact the enterprise companies (500 employees+) reduced jobs by 151,000 ← Great summary stats

Spotify  600 (6% of workforce)
Twitter  3,700 (50% of those who lasted this long)
Salesforce 7,000 (10% of workforce)
Microsoft 10,000 (5% of workforce)
Tesla  10,000 (10% of workforce)
Google  12,000 (6% of workforce)
Amazon 18,000 (1% of workforce)

Oh, and . . .

Apple  0 (0% of workforce) - Minor adjustments at retail locations

See also the big Layoff-Tracker Service at TrueUp - 

NOTE - TrueUp also lists about 180,000 tech job openings right now.

Topic 2: The FBI crime data is not good!

We have a crime data dilemma. 

The recent mass shooting in Monterey Park, CA will NOT be included in the FBI's nationwide crime statistics.

It turns out, the county as well as 33% of other law enforcement agencies, have not be using the the justice department's crime reporting system. 

Does this data disconnet present new opportunities?

Topic 3: First Personal Drone to be Produced by India

No, Wally, you don’t get a flying car. But you might get a personal drone. Currently going into production for the Indian Navy. But keep your eyes open for a civilian version.

Maybe you do get a flying car:

The maker of the Jetson One — a single-passenger aircraft whose manufacturer says it can take off and land from a driveway — says one of its first customers is in Charlottesville, with a delivery scheduled for later this year, per the company's website.


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