We're Nearing The End Of Cables

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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: 

  • Are you ready for the end of headphone cables? It is hotly rumoured that the pending iPhone 7 will not have a headphone jack (think bluetooth only). Well, Motorola has leapfrogged Apple, with their latest device – MotoZ, by ditching the headphone jack. It’s wireless or USB-C compatible headphones going forward. I’m all for getting rid of those cables… how about you?
  • News site Gawker filed for bankruptcy and will sell the company’s assets to Ziff Davis publishing. Hulk Hogan sued (and won) a hotly discussed suit against them (they released his sex tape and Hogan’s legal team won a $140 million suit against Gawker). What made the case ever-stranger is that Hogan’s legal team was backed by famed Silicon Valley VC (and PayPal co-founder), Peter Thiel, who had several bones to pick with Gawker. Gawker filed to avoid paying Thiel and Hulk Hogan the hefty judgement. A fascinating case of new media, liability, a billionaire’s revenge and more. 
  • App of the week: Foodora.

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