Twitter's Future, Uber To Create Flying Cars and Apple's New MacBook Pro – The 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 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 on iHeart Radio, 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: 

  • Twitter had a very rough week. They are cutting close to ten percent of their workforce, 350 people will be leaving the company and everyone is questioning if they can turn things around. They also shut down Vine, which they bought less than three years ago for over $30 million. What do you think? Does Twitter have a future?
  • I know you all laughed at me with self-driving cars, so get ready for flying cars? Yes, apparently, Uber plans to take over the skies with flying cars. Before you say this is never going to happen, remember what we all thought about self-driving cars… 
  • Apple had another event this past week, and the big news is also good news for people like me who have a MacBook Air that may be on its last breath. New MacBook Pros are coming. Yes, faster, lighter, thinner and more battery power, but the big news seems to be the Touch Bar. Looks sleep. Mine is already ordered!
  • App of the week: Giphy Cam.

Take a listen right here.