The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #176: September 28, 2006

Content summary: One Minute News: Getting up-to-date Google data, San Jose State University could shut off Skype on campus, Lincoln Groups wins a $13-million contract, Vocus and Business Wire enter a joint venture, WOMMA explores social media disclosure, Jupiter supports Google News, Pew issues a report on the future of the Net; a report from Dan York; Shel and Neville talk about business use of online video; listener comments; the music; and a bit more. Show notes for September 28,…

Best broadband service in the UK?

The day is looming for temporary online shutdown as I finalize preparations for our move back to the UK. The movers come tomorrow to take our stuff away. Things have been topsy-turvy for much of the past week as we sort and pack everything to be ready for them. If you’ve done your own packing-up before, you’ll know the complete disruption it means especially if you’re trying to work at the same time. I’ll be largely offline from tomorrow until…

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #175: September 25, 2006

Content summary: Dates announced for New Communications Forum 2007; Bitacle blog content theft scam; a brewing kerfuffle surrounds the director-general of the CIPR; Text 100 video on Second Life; Cingular deal with YouTube; iPod FM transmitters in the UK; Lee Hopkins reports on Apple’s cluelessness, interviews with communicators, Heidi Miller opens herself up to pictorial scrutiny, research questions; audio introductions from the Toronto geek dinner; David Phillips reports on ratatouille and XPRL; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more. Show…

Cool listening and podcasting’s third anniversary

I was in the UK at the weekend to organize a couple of things re my move there next week. As I mentioned in FIR #173 last week, I’m returning to the UK after seven years in Amsterdam. New thinking, new ideas, new ventures. More about that later. Things here are a bit upside down side this week, packing cases and boxes everywhere as we finalize packing for the movers later in the week. I won’t be online here much…

Where were you when the web began?

Today is OneWebDay – a day which, according to its Wikipedia entry, is “a day when users of the World Wide Web are encouraged to show how the Internet affects their lives. The purpose of the event is to globally celebrate online life.” Today is the first OneWebDay and is being marked by events and activities in many places around the world. Bloggers are encouraged to post about it, as I am, and to add their thoughts on what the…

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