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 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 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:
- It has arrived! Apple latest smartphone, the iPhone X is here. Mine arrived on Friday. So, let’s get hands on, and see if this $1000+ smartphone was worth the wait and the time!
- Regardless of whether or not you have the iPhone, here’s the new reality: the mobile internet is the internet now. We now spend around 70% of our internet time on mobile devices (bye bye laptops and computers!). By 2019, the number will be closer to 80%. What we used to call the “mobile internet” is now, simply, the internet. The thing is, that most brands are still deploying a web/desktop-first mentality. Huge mistake!
- Microsoft acquired LinkedIn a while back for a staggering $26+ billion. We talked about this event, when it happened last year. Well, now we are starting to see the fruition of what this means. This past week, Microsoft announced that LinkedIn is now integrated into Outlook.com. Now, email users can view insights, profile pictures, work history and more from their inbox. Commercial users of Office 365 will soon be available within that system as well. Imagine having everyone’s LinkedIn profile associated with a meeting invitation, and just how powerful this information will be for better connecting and networking. Or, do you think that this too is creepy?
- App of the Week: Animoji and Animoji Karaoke.