The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #717: August 19, 2013

FIRIntro: Bloggade 2013 on Aug 21, FIR Live coming on Google’s new link rules, FIR Interviews coming on the Melbourne Mandate with Jean Valin and Dan Tisch and on marketing automation with Craig Jolley;

Quick News: AppNet celebrates its first birthday, SNCR launches the Coalition for Secure Digital Media, Slack signs up 8,000 companies in 24 hours, why does YouTube freeze video views at 301?; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Checking the facts with Full Fact Finder; Dan York reports on Google and SoundCloud, podcasting, and more; PriceWaterhouseCoopers US study shows most companies are still not leveraging social media in their crisis management; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments via audio, the blog and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; could Audi’s augmented reality iPhone app make complex user manuals redundant?; there’s no formula for viral videos;

Music from The House of Jed; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for August 19, 2013: An 88-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday August 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.

  1. Foundations for evolving relationships between people and machines

    […] Augmented Reality is on the move down towards the Trough of Disillusionment. Will it languish there? Or will its stay be short? Gartner thinks it will be 5-10 years before this tech makes it to that Plateau of Productivity, perhaps suggesting it’s still an early adoptive and experimental tech for the most part, notwithstanding what some companies are doing with it today, eg, Audi helping drivers know more about their cars. […]

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