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Episode 29: FAANG Financials, Drone Airlines, and Net Neutrality

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 10/15/2019

Episode 177 - Apple & Lamborghini, Women better at driverless cars, and Episode 177 - Apple & Lamborghini, Women better at driverless cars, and "the Cloud Native" label

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Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse show art Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse

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Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse show art Episode 176 - The Education Market, Knowledge, & the Metaverse

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Topic 1: The Education Market  We have all come across a job ad looking to fill an entry level position with a PhD level education. We have also witness countless college drop outs excel in high-skill, high paying positions. So what do certifications achieve if not job security?  Topic 2: Knowledge, Tagging, Researching, and Cross Referencing In this everchanging industry companies are always looking forward. And they are propelled onward by a culture and data base to let them know what they have done and can't do and are suppose to do. Yep, it comes down to that ole cliche:...

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Episode 175: Supply Chain, Boost Domestic Semiconductor Production, Tech Journalism Accessibility Problem show art Episode 175: Supply Chain, Boost Domestic Semiconductor Production, Tech Journalism Accessibility Problem

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Episode 174: Considerate AI, Crypto Crashes Once Again, and Domain Names show art Episode 174: Considerate AI, Crypto Crashes Once Again, and Domain Names

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Topic 1: EU Passes DSA & DMA Legislation to Increase Regulation of US Tech Giants New legislation in Europe is designed to address a gap in GDPR that left larger tech companies unregulated by providing specific rules and significant consequences for platforms that do not do enough to moderate illegal content or allow fair competition.   Topic 2:  The Way Forward for Cybersecurity Progress is to Begin at the Entry Level Cybersecurity is a massive challenge, and it’s getting more complex each day. As a result, the approach to solving the problem has become a focus on stealing away...

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Episode 172 - Paying online mods, The Un-Hackable Russia, and Yandex show art Episode 172 - Paying online mods, The Un-Hackable Russia, and Yandex

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Episode 171 - Remote Deepfakes, Roe v. Wade: Data Privacy, G7 funds Cybersecurity show art Episode 171 - Remote Deepfakes, Roe v. Wade: Data Privacy, G7 funds Cybersecurity

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Episode 170: Time Crystals, Episode 170: Time Crystals, "Responsible AI", and Google pays for Wikipedia

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Topic 1: Jim Cramer, the financial TV guy, has proposed that the "FAANG" index needs to change. FAANG simply means Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. Cramer thinks we should drop Netflix from the group because they've lost money recently and add Microsoft in its place.

Ryan connects this with our earlier discussion about technology reaching the point where non-technical people are beginning to pay attention to the industry (and what that means).

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/03/cramer-we-gotta-get-netflix-the-hell-out-of-faang.html

FAANG is a horrible measurement of the industry. What metrics do we think are the right ones?


Topic 2: UPS get approval for the first Drone Airline

Article:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/1/20893655/ups-faa-approval-delivery-drones-airline-amazon-air-uber-eats-alphabet-wing

With this move, UPS will start deploying drone deliveries in "campus" settings such as medical campuses and college campuses. To make this successful, they will need to develop a great deal of sophisticated controls, procedures, and safety protocols. But my guess is that they'll be hugely successful.

We talk about the details and practical side of this as well as the bigger picture: What this means to IT professionals. Bottom line is, we think this is great news.

In a related development, CompTIA has a new Drone community to look into this kind of opportunity. See

https://www.comptia.org/membership/communities-and-councils/drone-advisory-council

AND they have a live webinar meeting of the Community this Thursday (October 17th). Register here:

https://www.comptia.org/events/view/drone-standards-best-practices-and-market-research


Topic 3: Net Neutrality gets a win - inside a loss

News Item: Federal judge upholds the US government’s right to eliminate net neutrality - but also reaffirms states’ right to enforce net neutrality within their borders.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/net-neutrality-still-dead-but-judges-rule-that-fcc-cant-preempt-state-laws/

A bit of good news/bad news here. AND a little disagreement on whether net neutrality is really that big of a deal. Either way, our industry is affected more and more as the government gets involved in things.

We also dig into the affect on privacy regulation as it relates to net neutrality and the IT Service Provider.

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About Us:

Dave Sobel comes to us from MSPRadio.com.
Karl Palachuk runs the Small Biz Thoughts Community - SmallBizThoughts.com.
Ryan Morris is from the Morris Management Partners - morrismp.com