The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #689: February 4, 2013

FIRIntro: Fix for FIR mobile app updates, Allan Schoenberg interview still planned;

Quick News: Companies failing to accommodate shift to mobile, IBM security tool can flag ‘disgruntled employees’, YouTube introducing paid subscriptions, Swedish bloggers commit to posting 50,000 blog posts in 100 days; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Closing the gap between social media use and usefulness; Dan York reports on the Superbowl, streaming and social, binge-viewing and Netflix, and Apple’s domains; social media kerfuffles: HMV, Applebee’s, Smith & Wollensky; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments, nearly all from the FIR Community on Google+; Ryanair’s new comms chief plans to eschew social media; no Asia report this week: Michael Netzley being treated for lost voice; new blogging tools and what they mean;

Music from emit; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for February 4, 2013: A 68-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday February 11…

(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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