The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #467: July 20, 2009

Content summary: Are FIR reviews on iTunes country specific?; Neville went to WordCamp UK 2009 in Cardiff; Michael Netzley reports on China’s internet population and the Rio Tinto alleged industrial espionage case in China; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: users understand ads fuel free content, new study from Charlene Li shows that deep brand engagement correlates with financial performance, why do people go online?, world’s next top brands set to rise in the East says Wolff-Olins/FT study, Google Reader gets Facebooked, the lesson from Amazon deleting e-books on the Kindle; listener comments held for the next show; news about Thursday’s show; music from Al Phlipp and the Woo Team; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for July 20, 2009: A 60-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Thursday July 23…

(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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