The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #164: August 17, 2006

Content summary: Listener feedback on the 2006 Podcast Awards; Apple’s cease-and-desist orders concerning use of the iPod name; employee at UK telco Orange suspended for racial post on political blog; blogs, wikis and forums sway consumer opinion; podcast transcription and Amazon Mechanical Turk; Google’s Blogger upgrade; Dell battery recall: communication issues and opportunities; Dan York reports; listeners’ comments discussion; Across the Sound podcast #50: upcoming Skypecast; the music; and more.

Show notes for August 17, 2006

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 79-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Concord, California, USA.

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In This Edition:


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So, until Monday August 21…

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

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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