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 tweet; Friendfeed FIR Room round-up; News That Fits: The launch of a crowdsourced survey, PostRank brings real-time social monitoring to your blog, Dan York reports on his iPad experience so far and more, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, Googling ourselves, Michael Netzley in Singapore reports on the reputational crisis for Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and others from the employee suicides at Foxconn; music from The Duke Spirit; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for May 31, 2010: A 61-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Monday June 7…

(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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