FIR 181: Some decisions to consider about social media

With this episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report, FIR 181, Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz embark on a renewed journey every month with conversation at the intersection of business, communication and technology, just as when they first started out in January 2005. In this episode for March 2019, H&H discuss these stories: Print is still a viable communication tool; Raspberry Pi is distributing multiple print magazines Pandora is the first streaming service to introduce a sonic logo In the…

Emerging tech:
Your bookmark for 2019

“We know from human history that developments in technologies over the centuries, ranging from the Industrial Revolution through to the invention of the automobile, then airplanes and so forth, the landscape of progress is littered with human casualties. People die because of these things being tested.” A provocative statement, the first thing you hear in episode 1 in the third season of the Digital Download podcast that I did with host Paul Sutton last month in which we discussed emerging…

For Immediate Release 152:
LOL (TM)

Neville Hobson joined FIR host Shel Holtz for the August edition of The Hobson and Holtz Report on the FIR Podcast Network. Topics included… P&G is attempting to trademark common Internet acronyms, including LOL. Texting has become a common tool in political campaigns. Will it find its way into marketing? Gen Zers will outnumber Millennials within a year. There are implications for communicators. Should your company be on IGTV? A look at vanished technologies from Gartner’s 2017 hypecycle of emerging…

Spectacular opportunities coming in the digital economy says Gartner

  The latest emerging technologies report from Gartner, announced last week, contains a wealth of analysis and prediction about what technologies will be the drivers of the digital economy during the coming decade. While many of the technologies cited by Gartner will already be familiar – they include artificial intelligence, the connected home, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, augmented reality and virtual reality – the focus is very much on the relationships and inter-connectedness between individual and related technologies, and…

10 ideas of what a smart future will look like

This is the time of year when predictions about what we can expect to see in 2016 for a raft of technologies and behaviours, and what they can do in and for business, come thick and fast. There are just over 50 days until New Year’s Day 2016! Of the reports, articles and blog posts I’ve seen so far, one by Gartner especially piqued my interest mostly due to the provocativeness of some of the predictions that cover more than…

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