By Paul Brent

On Saturday April 13, 2013 I made my regular monthly appearance on CFRA's Computer Radio Show. Mobile apps was the theme for the program. From an industry that did not exist in 2008 mobile apps are now a global business worth $18 billion. Ottawa has more than 75 companies in the mobile app space.

We discussed the accomplishment of a British teenager who recently sold his mobile app to Yahoo for $30 million. The Computer Radio Show also featured security concerns for mobile devices and I updated the subject of wearable computers such as Google Glass and wearable devices that have been developed by eSight Corp. and Impakt Protective Inc. of Ottawa.

market2world has a history of being part of the Ottawa media and technology sector. Our CEO Nathan Rudyk started up in 2005 and for four years OCRIRadio was heard every month. The show was the first social media channel in Ottawa devoted to the technology industry. You can listen to the OCRIRadio archives here. From 2000-2002 Nathan also served the Ottawa tech community as an Internet columnist for Ottawa's CBC Radio show Ottawa Morning and for several years in the mid-2000's Nathan served as a regular tech analyst on the program I produced and hosted on CTV Ottawa called Tech Now.

Tech Now ended a successful 10 year run in 2011. One of the last segments featured an interview with Harley Finkelstein, Chief Platform Officer for Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. You can view the interview here. I also wrote a column on technology for Metro and 24 Hours newspapers in Ottawa.

Please contact me with ideas for subjects you would like to hear about on the Computer Radio Show. Drop me an email, Click on radioshow-April13-13 below to listen to the most recent interview segment. 

Paul Brent is Senior Communications Strategist with market2world communications inc. the public relations and product marketing agency for global innovators.