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February 27, 2017 8:36 AM

Instagram Wants To Eat Snapchat, BlackBerry Has Zero Percent Of The Mobile Market And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio 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 about what's going on in the digital world. 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 DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed: 

  • This week, Pierre Landry sits in for Terry Dimonte.
  • Instagram (owned by Facebook) wants to make sure that Snapchat doesn't eat its lunch. So, last week they introduced new functionality that allows users to select up to 10 photos or videos for one post. You can edit each item before uploading (adding filters, tagging friends, etc...). Users can also move around the order of the images or videos before posting. You'll now notice a blue dot on post with a number in it, which indicates how many images/videos are a part of it. 
  • Remember BlackBerry? Gartner (the large research firm) released their report last Wednesday on the state of the smartphone market. BlackBerry's share of the global smartphone market is now official 0%. Staggering.  With that, the company just launched their latest device called KeyOne that is being manufactured by a company called TLC. The device is essentially an Android device, loaded with BlackBerry security and software designed by TCL to appeal to both those who want a touchscreen and a keyboard. Will this be enough to bring BlackBerry back?   
  • If you're looking for work, it's no longer just a LinkedIn and Monster world. Last week, Facebook started allowing businesses in Canada and the US to post job openings on their pages. Facebook also launched a jobs bookmark. Now, brands will be able to track applications and even communicate directly with them on Facebook and Messenger. Look out, LinkedIn! 
  • App of the week: Feedly.

Take a listen right here...

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