FIR Interview: Linda Johannesson and Christopher Swan on the IABC Unconference

For the first time, the IABC World Conference – set to begin this coming Sunday in Toronto, Canada – will be preceded by an unconference. Several online properties have been developed around the “Toronto Talks” unconference, including a central repository of information and interactivity at http://grou.ps/torontotalks. Here’s what the IABC website has to say about the unconference: From the newest online social networks to the latest internal microblogging tools, social media are changing all the time. How does a communicator…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #549: May 31, 2010

Content summary: Memorial Day in the US and Bank Holiday in the UK; new FIR Interview, Speakers & Speeches podcasts up; coming: another FIR Interview, and Speakers & Speeches podcasts from the Dell B2B social media event in London last week; update on the FIR iPhone/Android apps; 5 Minutes On… Pennsylvania launches Foursquare tourism drive, books come alive with mobile barcodes, Zappos’ $1.6 million mistake pays off, personalize your Audi with apps, tweeting for kidneys, the consequences of the accidental…

A hoverboard that works

Doesn’t this… …look remarkably like this… Reality in a Back To The Future II style. Not in five years – 2015 was the year portrayed in that film – but ten is credible, I reckon. (Via Engadget) Related post: No hoverboards in San Francisco?

Five stories for the holiday weekend

Ever since I started blogging back in 2002, I have always found RSS to be one of the most useful tech tools ever invented. RSS enables me, you, anyone, to automatically receive new or updated content from anywhere on the web, right on your desktop, laptop or mobile device without having to lift a finger to go and find it. All you need is a feed reader and you’re set. I recommend FeedDemon for Windows and Google Reader on the…

FIR Interview: Eric Groves on Constant Contact acquisition of NutShellMail

Constant Contact, one of the better-known names in the commercial email business, recently announced the acquisition of NutShellMail, which aggregates social content and delivers it to your inbox. In this interview, FIR co-host Shel Holtz speaks with Eric Groves, Constant Contact’s senior vice president of Global Market Development, about the rationale for the acquisition and the future integration of social media with email. Get this podcast: Download the MP3 file (9.55Mb, 22:26) Get the show on iTunes Subscribe to the…

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