The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #255: July 5, 2007

Content summary: Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc, sponsors FIR; MP3 download issues; Podcast Awards 2007 nominations; new SNCR Journal is out with project Shel worked on; Dan York reports on FeedBurner Pro and MyBrand, the iPhone podcaster kit, Pownce; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; is Google now in the PR business?; lawsuit for alleged copyright infringement in Second Life; Webit PR launches social media press release; controversy and lawsuit over SAP subsidiary’s unauthorized Oracle file downloads; David Philips’ one-minute news items and reports on evaluating online PR; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for July 5, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 58-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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In This Edition:


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If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at fircomments@gmail.com; or call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America) or +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe); or Skype: fircomments; or comment at Twitter: twitter.com/FIR; or at Jaiku: fir.jaiku.com. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday July 9…

(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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