Work From Home, Selling TikTok, and More on CHOM 97.7 FM

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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:

  • As we head into “back to school” season, how does work from home and virtual work hold up? It was fine as a stop gap while we dealt with the pandemic, but what are the true realities of how we work – not just with our customers but our co-workers? Do you believe that this is a sustainable model?
  • One of the biggest tech stories to hit the news since we last spoke in late July is TikTok. It has become super-political. President Trump wants the US-part of the business sold away from China. China wants a say in the sale. It’s getting messy. Early reports had Microsoft in for the bidding. Then Oracle. Then Microsoft along with Walmart. Walmart? The asking price is $20-30 billion. The drama surrounding TikTok is almost as captivating as their short-form videos… 
  • App of the Week: Fast – how fast/strong is your Internet connection?

You can also listen in via I Heart Radio.