As a podcaster, I'm interested in portable digital audio recorders as tools that I can use to record interviews, for example, when out and about. So when I hear about a new portable audio-recording device on the market, I'm curious to know how it might fare as a device for use such as mine. That's the situation in the case of the recorder you see pictured here, an Olympus LS-14 recently launched in the UK. As a company, Olympus is pretty well known for its professional cameras. I remember … [Read more...] about Getting to know the Olympus LS-14 and LS-12
Archives for July 2013
On July 12, 2013, Brian Solis spoke at a B2B Huddle event in London. Brian is widely regarded as one of the most credible and compelling speakers on topics and themes related to business disruption, transformation, and change. He’s the author of three best-selling business books and co-author of two others. His latest book - What’s The Future of Business? - was published in March. The sponsor of this event was Dell, who provided every participant with a free copy of Brian’s latest book; … [Read more...] about FIR Speakers and Speeches: Brian Solis at The B2B Huddle in London
It seems pretty clear that smartphone growth and usage in China are in high-speed mode. Recent research like IDC’s 2013 Q1 China Mobile Phone Quarterly Tracker talks up the growth trend, suggesting that smartphone shipments in China will grow 6 percent year-on-year, and will exceed 460 million units by 2017. China undoubtedly is a hot market for mobile technology. Perhaps more significantly, the country is at a tipping point with smartphones now influencing nearly every aspect of everyday … [Read more...] about The mobile internet tipping point in China
Intro: Shel's in Ottawa, podcast of Brian Solis' keynote at the B2B Huddle in London coming, FIR Interviews in planning with Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer (founder, AirPR) and Corey Connors (applied activity stream as internal communications focus); Quick News: PCWorld magazine exits print and the era of computer magazines ends, newswires still beat Twitter when it comes to breaking news, CIPR launches #CIPRCHAT, object lesson from Bank of America in why not to use a Twitter bot; Ragan … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #712: July 15, 2013
A service I've used since the mid 00s is YouSendIt, the freemium file-sharing service you use to send large files to people. It's been a perfect tool over the years, especially in the days when 'large files' typically meant anything bigger than about two megs that would give corporate email systems indigestion (if the email carrying the attachment ever made it through, that is). Today, though, you may think a service like this a bit anachronistic when we have near-ubiquitous cloud … [Read more...] about What’s in a name?