Announcement: Do not miss Killing IT Live! next Wednesday. Register at https://www.killingitlive.com.
Topic 1: Sonos Patent Infringement
Sonos has a major win against Google in their patent infringement. We this to launch into a discussion of patents (use and abuse) in the technology industries.
Topic 2: McDonalds sees massive recycling and carbon neutrality
Is this the future of building? The future of franchising? Look for this to affect other industries as well.
Topic 3: CA DMV ‘revisiting’ its approach to regulating Tesla’s public self-driving test
For years, Tesla has tested autonomous vehicle technology on public roads without reporting the results to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. All other car makers are required to report this data.
And then . . . viral videos of horrible Tesla accidents have put pressure on the DMV to stop this special treatment. Among other things, this reminds us of Boeing validating its own safety tests on the 737 Max.
— — —
Sponsor Memo: IT Service Provider University
After eight years of training IT consultants, Small Biz Thoughts is now launching IT Service Provider University, providing training and certifications for all kinds of technology consultants. Certification pathways include Technician, Service Manager, Sales and Marketing, Manager/Owner, and Front Office. More information at https://www.itspu.com
— — —