U2 And The Technology To Rock It

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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 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:

  • U2 is playing four sold out shows, here in Montreal. I went to the first night (which was this past Friday). Their use of technology – both the amazing projection screen and the streaming with Meerkat were done very well. I streamed part of the show through Periscope, and wound up with over 1500 people – from all over the globe – tuning in… it was eye opening. Listen in to find out why.
  • The biggest news last week was – without question – that Twitter‘s CEO, Dick Costolo was stepping down, and that co-founder Jack Dorsey is stepping (back) in. Is Twitter in trouble? Strange to see so many people call for Costolo’s head considering he’s brought the company to the point that they are generating $2 billion a year in revenue.
  • App of the week: Quora.

Listen here…