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:
- Uber. The IPO happened. It disappointed, and there was plenty of protest. The drivers aren’t happy. And, for those who think that Ubers are much cleaner and nicer than taxis… Bad news there as well.
- Tesla is proving that their cars are more like transportation apps than motor vehicles. The cars can now diagnose themselves and even pre-order the parts your car might need. Pretty cool.
- I’m extremely bullish on smart speakers and smart audio (think Alexa, Siri and Google Home). I am not alone. 31% of US homes now own smart speakers. That’s one third of homes! And that’s up from 8% just three ago. They’re taking over.
- App of the Week: Related Words.