Dave Sobel

Thu Mar-21-2024: AI Hacking March Madness Bets, Tech Support Scam, Ransomware Battles, EU & Broadcom

In this episode of the Business of Tech podcast, Dave Sobel covers the rising cyber frauds impacting US businesses, ransomware gangs’ battles, tech support scams leading to a $26 million FTC settlement, and an EU cloud trade body’s call for an investigation into Broadcom’s VMware licensing changes. Additionally, the impact of AI hacking on March Madness bets and Microsoft’s warning of a phishing campaign targeting tax filers are discussed.

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Wed Mar-20-2024: Apple + Google, AI in Healthcare, Marketing, Sports, & Politics, Ingram Micro IPO?

On this episode of the Business of Tech podcast, key highlights include Apple negotiating to use Google’s Gemini AI for Siri, the increasing use of AI in various industries such as healthcare, marketing, sports, and politics, and Ingram Micro’s $8 billion IPO plans with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Additionally, Microsoft has upgraded the free version of Copilot to GPT-4 Turbo, enhancing its logical reasoning capabilities. Lastly, Apple is exploring incorporating Google Gemini into the next iPhone OS to enhance Siri’s performance.

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Tue Mar-19-2024: Remote Work Trends: Layoffs & Promotions, 32 hr Work Weeks, AI Adoption & Copyright

Today on the Business of Tech podcast, Dave Sobel discusses the challenges remote employees face with higher layoff rates and lower promotion rates. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Fain propose a shorter work week to address long hours compared to global peers. Additionally, generative AI adoption is recommended to combat slowdowns due to copyright concerns. Dave also delves into the impact of return-to-office mandates on firms’ financial metrics and employee satisfaction levels. The episode explores how such mandates may be used to reassert control over employees and points to declines in overall job satisfaction and work-life balance as a result.

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Mon Mar-18-2024: 2024 Economic Paradox, CompTIA: IT Channel Optimism, Microsoft’s Co-Pilot Strategy

In this episode of “The Business of Tech,” host Dave Sobel discusses the 2024 economic paradox, with rising inflation concerns conflicting with surging small business optimism. The episode covers CompTIA’s report on the IT channel’s optimism for AI and tech services growth, Microsoft’s co-pilot strategy, Musk’s open source gambit, and OpenAI’s App Store impact. The market review includes a drop in the Russell 2000 and S&P 600, despite small business confidence and consumer spending rising under the Biden-Harris administration. Economic optimism among small businesses is at a 22-year high, with most business owners feeling positive about the national economy.

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Understanding the $100,000 Cost of CMMC 2.0 for MSPs with Mike Semel

On this bonus episode of The Business of Tech, Dave explores the buzz around regulation and CMMC 2.0 with guest Mike Semel. They discuss the $100,000 impact and the differences between CMMC 1.0 and 2.0, shedding light on the evolving cybersecurity landscape and its implications for MSPs across various industries. Tune in to gain insights on the changing regulatory environment and its potential effects on businesses.

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The Business of Tech Lounge – Wednesday, March 13 2024

In this episode of the Business of Tech Lounge, host Dave Sobel discusses a variety of topics relevant to the tech industry. The episode includes an analysis of a lawsuit involving a law firm and its IT provider, featuring insights from attorney Brad Gross. It delves into IDC data concerning the evolving role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and examines the allocation of budgets for cloud storage. Listeners will learn about Claude 3 and its ongoing testing phase. The episode also recaps Dave’s conversation with Tabitha Scott and teases an upcoming interview with Mike Semel.

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Fri Mar-15-2024: Apple’s Strategic Move in AI and FCC Redefines Broadband

Today’s episode of the podcast discusses Apple’s strategic move in AI with the acquisition of Darwin AI, signaling a focus on generative AI capabilities. The FCC redefines broadband with higher speed requirements, shifting to 100 down and 20 up. Other topics covered include navigating privacy regulations, IT spending trends, AI’s cloud impact, and the quest for shared reality. Apple’s acquisition of Darwin AI aims to enhance their generative AI capabilities, with Alexander Wong from Darwin AI joining Apple’s AI group. Microsoft Teams is set to merge into a single unified app for work and personal use.

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Thu Mar-14-2024: Devin’s AI Autonomy, EU Sets Global Precedent on AI, AR/VR Headset Market

In this episode of the Business of Tech podcast, Dave Sobel highlights Devin’s AI breakthrough in autonomously resolving engineering tasks, the EU’s groundbreaking AI act for regulation, and the impressive 130% year-over-year growth in the AR-VR headset market.

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Wed Mar-13-2024: Intel’s AI PC Strategy, AI in Cyber, Int’l MSP news, & Accessibility Tech

On today’s episode of The Business of Tech, we delve into Intel’s vision of the AI PC as the future of computing, exploring the components that define it and how it will shape PCs moving forward. Additionally, we discuss key moves by tech giants like Solix, Raga AI, Salesforce, and Microsoft, as well as the PAX 8 event in New Zealand focusing on professional services post-divestiture. The episode also highlights technological advancements in accessibility, from speech assistance to hearing support, showcasing how tech is making strides in this area.

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Tue Mar-11-2024: CISA’s Cybersecurity Workforce Challenges and AI Transformations, AI use cases

Today’s episode of the Business of Tech covers the challenges facing CISA in improving cybersecurity workforce and collaboration, AI’s impact on workplace dynamics, and the reality of AI in the fast-food industry. President Biden’s call to ban AI voice impersonations and Oregon’s new right to repair law are also discussed.

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