The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #555: July 12, 2010

Content summary: The new FIR iPhone app and a contest for free downloads; new FIR interviews posted; review of ‘Open Leadership’ book coming this week; listener comments and Friendfeed FIR Room round-up; 5 minutes on… Google Street View cars back on the road, social media phobia, Reader’s Digest launches part-free iPad app, the end of the web as we know it?; News That Fits: Pepsi agitates the science blogging community, Dan York reports on iPhone 4 mobile video and more, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, the Rothbury manhunt and irresponsible media (mainstream and social)?, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on communication companies looking west; next FIR Live is on August 14; music from Rilo Kiley; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for July 12, 2010: A 74-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday July 19…

(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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