The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #546: May 10, 2010

Updated on May 10, 2010

Content summary: FIR Interview with Rhonda Bennetto posted; please vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; our best wishes to Shel Israel as he confronts open heart surgery; Hill & Knowlton reorganizes in the UK, how mobile carriers differentiate their iPad offerings; listener comments; News That Fits: how the iPad could revolutionise hotel communications, update on the BP oil spill and social media, Michael Netzley reports on China and the internet, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, Reuters launches online video-on-demand platform, Twitter research on what gets retweeted and more, Dan York reports on 10 years of blogging, winning an iPad, scaling your Twitter support; music from The Smallvilles; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for March 1, 2010: A 62-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday May 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.

  1. Radu Prisacaru

    I always enjoy reading intelligent articles by an author who is definitely knowledgeable on their chosen subject. I'll be following this thread with much interest. Keep up the great work, till next time

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