The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #451: May 25, 2009

Content summary: Happy Memorial Day and Bank Holiday Monday; FIR Live tomorrow; FIR Listener dinner on June 7; Shel and Neville guests on two podcasts: GrizzlyGrowls #100 and Luke Armour’s The Rundown; Michael Netzley reports on blogger prosecutions in South Korea; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: IAB launches social media guidelines, Bloomberg’s social media rules forbid employees mentioning competitors or linking to them, CDC shares its web analytics, Audioboo: the next big thing in social networking?;…

HP’s new OfficeJet Pro 8500 on trial

Updated on February 25, 2011 How cost effective is your printer in terms of consumables like paper and ink or toner? Does it use a lot of electricity to run? Is it environmentally friendly in terms of manufacture, day-to-day operation and ultimate disposal? These are probably not questions at the front of your mind each time you send an email or Word doc to the printer to get a hard copy. They’re not usually the prime things I think about…

Exposing your analytics

The new Google Analytics Data Export API which Google announced on Friday makes it easy to share some of your Google Analytics data on a WordPress blog thanks to a nifty plugin created by Spiral Web Consulting. […] this plugin allows WordPress users to easily configure tracking and reporting of Google Analytics data without having to manually edit their WordPress template files. The plugin uses the new Google Analytics API to retrieve the unique visitor information and display it directly…

Enriching content with Apture

I’m a huge fan of Apture, the web service that turbo-charges links on your site to content elsewhere on the web that presents it in a discreet popup in the page you’re reading – you don’t have to leave to read, watch or listen to that content elsewhere. I received an email the other day from Apture CEO Tristan Harris with concise info about the new version of Apture the company is about to release, including a major new feature:…

New Google Chrome is really fast

A new version 2.0.172.28 of Google Chrome was released yesterday with Google claiming the web browser is up to 30% faster than previous versions and with some new features included. I’d agree with the claim that it’s faster. In my (wholly unscientific) tests since installing it yesterday, it’s notably faster especially when compared to Firefox and Internet Explorer, two other browsers whose latest versions I have installed on my Windows PCs. In my experience so far, the elapsed time from…

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