Amazon's New Retail Stores 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 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 i Heart 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 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: 

  • Lots of information about Facebook and our health in the past few episodes. In fact, there’s a big push around just how health mobile devices and social media are to our health (and our kids). Well, pushing this idea further, Salesforce founder, Marc Benioff suggests to The Guardian that maybe Facebook should be regulated like the cigarette industry.
  • Everyone thought Amazon was going to kill retail stores. Well, Amazon has opened up their own book stores, they have kiosks and stores in many shopping malls, the acquired Whole Foods Market… and last week, they took things a step further with Amazon Go stores. In fact for retailers, this was a massive leap forward. No cashiers. No money. Just grab and go. So, what’s it like? 
  • App of the Week: Sworkit.