Walmart’s Battle For Amazon’s Success And More On CHOM 97.7 FM

Posted by

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am on air at CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – to decode the future. We discuss everything that is happening in the world of technology, digital media and culture. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more about what’s happening in the transformation of our digital world. I’m really excited about these weekly hits, 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:

  • Tired of the view from your home? We can’t (really) travel, so who doesn’t want a change of scenery? Try Window Swap. All you do is click a button, and you’ll get the view from someone’s window… somewhere in the world. It’s quite soothing (and addictive). And, yes, you’re invited to submit your own window view as well. 
  • The battle for your ecommerce dollars is happening right now. From the massive growth of Canada’s own, Shopify, to Amazon‘s amazing sales during the pandemic (Jeff Bezos made over $35 billion this year alone). Walmart wants more of this. Their Amazon Prime competitor, Walmart+, will launch in July. It will cost $98 a year and include same-day delivery for groceries, fuel discounts, and there are rumors of a Prime-like content streaming service too (but that is still not confirmed). Would you pay for Walmart+?
  • Want to make your Zoom calls more entertaining? Your business presentations more engaging? Mmhmm is coming to make your video conferences  look more like a newscast or SNL weekend update. It’s a virtual camera that allows you to present in a more interesting way. It’s the product of Phil Libin (who created and ran Evernote). The demo video looks compelling.
  • App of the Week: CleanMyMac X. An all-in-one package to clean out junk, delete old files and make your computer run faster (almost like new).

You can also listen in via I Heart Radio.