Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting 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 to SoundCloud, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away. 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 and Heather B. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
- Facebook‘s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan welcomed their first child into the world last week. To celebrate, they wrote her a very nice letter on Facebook and decided to give away 99% of their current Facebook shares to charity. That should be the hard stop, but this is the Internet and it sent many into an uproar. Many people questioned why they structured this initiative as they did, and went on criticize this action as some kind of tax shelter. Ugh. Sometimes the Internet can be so disappointing. Maybe everyone should read this.
- It was another big week in the world of Uber. It looks like a lot of their competitors are ganging up to try and figure out how to beat Uber. Beyond this partnership, Uber is in market to raise more money. Yes… more! Uber is in the process of raising another $2.1 billion at a $62.5 billion valuation.
- This week, I published the 12th episode of my newish monthly podcast, Groove – The No Treble Podcast. I’ve had a lot of interesting learnings trying to launch something new (especially a new podcast) in such a cluttered world. Terry launched a podcast, too. Podcasting… have you checked them out?
- App of the week: NYT Now.