The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #677: November 12, 2012

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News That Fits: Crisis at the BBC, beleaguered leadership and communication counsel; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on a new Accenture report on Indonesia’s Digital Consumer, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; digitally-mature companies outperform the competition according to new report from Cap Gemini; listener comments; Microsoft’s Skype in the Workspace for SMEs is ‘like a video-based Quora'; TemboSocial promo; Dan York reports on the US election echo chamber, Instagram web profiles, and barriers to blogging; TechCrunch bans PR firm that pays bounty for TechCrunch placement;

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for November 12, 2012: An 86-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday November 19…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)