The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #556: July 19, 2010

Content summary: New FIR Interview and Book Review posted; three winners of the contest to win free FIR iPhone apps: Ike Pigott, Stephen Waddington, Kris Gallagher; listener comments; 5 minutes on… social messaging dos and don’ts, Foursquare mayors get 25% off at Ann Taylor, paper boarding pass set to disappear, CMS for creating Layar content; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: the pioneer behind @ComcastCares Frank Eliason goes to Citi, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore, the Apple press conference and the iPhone 4, Dan York reports; music from Chiwawa; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for July 19, 2010: A 67-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday July 26…

(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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