The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #218: February 26, 2007

Content summary: A bad marketing stunt in Boston for Dr Pepper produces apologies from Cadbury-Schweppes; MP3 file format under threat if Microsoft pays Alcatel-Lucent in lawsuit; Steve Rubel’s guide on how to turn Gmail into a personal nerve center; OpenID update; rent instant hot friends at FakeYourSpace; Bryan Person reports: TMP in Second Life, Twitter, Podcamp Toronto; memo to DreamHost: communicating in a crisis can be more about quantity not quality; listeners’ comments discussion; come to New Communications Forum in March; the music; and more.

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Show notes for February 26, 2007

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About Neville Hobson

Entrepreneurial business communicator with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Co-host of the weekly business podcast For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report. Also an occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.