The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #720: September 9, 2013

FIRIntro: FIR Interview with Craig Jolley on marketing automation is up, FIR Book Review coming from Michael Procopio and Chris Muccio; we’re reviewing Age of Context and will be interviewing authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel ahead of their event in London next month; Neville one of a dozen discussion moderators at Simply SMILE on September 23 during Social Media Week London;

Quick News: Share This Too published, recommendation engine cedes some control to the reader, majority of the Top 500 CEOs do not own their domain name, new Japanese Ferris wheel – the world’s biggest – will include augmented reality sightseeing; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: How should brands shape their digital newsrooms?; Dan York reports on Skype, Al-Jazeera kills its live stream, NSA surveillance latest; Google, Nestle and Android KitKat: balancing rewards and risks in co-branding deal; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments via audio contributions and in the Google+ FIR community; parlez-vous bullshit?; tweets that self destruct: does Spirit of Twitter have a future?;

Late-Breaking News: Livefyre acquires Storify;

Music from White Denim; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for September 9, 2013: An 88-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday September 16…

(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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