The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #509: December 14, 2009

Content summary: Shel’s on the road; experimenting with VodBurner; FIR Live next month; FIR’s 5th anniversary on Jan 3, 2010; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore with a cultural backgrounder to the TechCrunch/Fusion Garage falling-out over the CrunchPad; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: The Yes Men impersonate Coca-Cola employees at Copenhagen, Tiger Wood’s PR hell as Accenture departs, Hewlett-Packard’s social apps, Habbo Hotel launches conversation tracking tool; Mark Story reports from the heart of the federal government in Washington, DC; listener comments’ discussion and FIR Friendfeed Room round-up; news about next Thursday’s show; music from Sunspot; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for December 14, 2009: A 58-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Thursday December 17…

(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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