Friction-free donating with SnapDonate

Sometimes you see an app for mobile devices that’s simply brilliant in the idea and concept of it. Such is the case with SnapDonate, a new app for Android devices that lets you make a snap decision, ‘snap’ the charity, and donate there and then – I guess that’s how they came up with the name – right from your smartphone or tablet. Here’s how it works: Load the app and point your phone’s camera at a charity logo wherever…

Get up to speed on social business at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit London

If you want to know what’s happening in social business in the UK, an event in London next month is right up your street. Organized by my friend David Terrar, the Enterprise 2.0 Summit London on November 26 is a conference on driving business value with digital and social transformation, co-produced by Kongress Media and Agile Elephant. Speakers and contributors include some of the UK’s leading social business influencers – Andrew Grill (who’s staked his career on the growth of…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #779: October 27, 2014

We’re together in London, recording face-to-face instead of at remote ends of a Skype call, with a different format for this episode: conversation and opinion, not reports, on the broad theme of experiences. Intro: Neville recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Social Media in the UK Social Media Awards, Shel named Platinum Fellow of Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media; Quick News: Fake news sites are spreading Ebola fears, Nokia name will live on in Microsoft’s entry-level phones, employees who socialize…

FIR Speakers and Speeches: In conversation with Millennials at Syracuse University London

The ability to effectively communicate across cultures is rapidly becoming a required competency – and not only for those who plan to travel, live or work abroad. It’s the broad topic of study for a group of Millennials at Syracuse University London campus, aka the #CRS400 class, a group FIR co-host Neville Hobson had the pleasure of meeting on October 6, 2014. Invited by course professor Dr Barbara Gibson, Neville delivered a presentation to the class followed by an informal…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #778: October 20, 2014

Intro: Shel’s in Copenhagen, Neville just got back from Sweden, so this show is a ‘compilation episode’; coming this week – podcast with Syracuse University  London campus students; Quick News: McDonald’s hires former MythBusters host to address food issues, BBC launches WhatsApp service in West Africa to help people be better informed about Ebola, marketers flee from YouTube in favour of videos on Facebook, internet trolls in the UK face up to two years in jail under new laws; Ragan…

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