The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #189: November 13, 2006

Content summary: Shel’s in Toronto; Neville’s summary of last week’s PRWeek Forum and Delivering The New PR; moving to one edition of FIR per week and ideas for filling the blank; Microsoft’s Photosynth tech preview; Second Life is not over-hyped; the price to build a Second Life presence; IBM accelerating its push into virtual worlds; listen to podcasts on any phone wth Podlinez and Fonpods; passing through marketing costs; Lee Hopkins reports; listeners’ comments discussion; FIR Frappr community update; the music; and more.

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Show notes for October 30, 2006

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 63-minute podcast recorded live from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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In This Edition:


Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are posted to the FIR Show Links pages at The New PR Wiki. You can contribute – see the home page for info.

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So, until Thursday November 16…



(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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