Amazon Goes For Whole Foods (Not Slack), Netflix Kills Cable TV And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed: 

  • Late last week, there was buzzing that Amazon was about to buy Slack. Then, suddenly, it was announced that Amazon bought Whole Foods for close to $14 billion dollars. Why did the masters of online retail buy a brick and mortar organic food retail chain? 
  • How about this for a staggering glimpse into how the media landscape has changed: last week it was confirmed that more people now subscribe to Netflix than cable TV in the US. This can (and will) have a dramatic impact on everything from how content is created to advertising. 
  • App of the week: Meal Connect.