For Immediate Release 155: Did neglect kill SlideShare?

For the September episode of the monthly Hobson & Holtz Report podcast, aka FIR 155, I was the solo host with Shel away. Doing the show like this reminded me of the old days of FIR when Shel and I recorded a weekly show for over ten years, where one of us would typically do it all solo if the other was away. This was one of those times! Anyway, you have a show to listen to so here’s what’s…

Microsoft’s ham-fisted Skype communication vs a compelling business rollout

Back in the very early days of this century, one of the best disruptive services to emerge after the dotcom bubble was Skype, the free software program that lets you make and receive phone calls over the internet for free with other Skype users, and at very low prices compared to the phone companies when calling a landline or mobile phone number at home and abroad. I signed up for Skype in mid 2004 and have been a user ever…

Skype the disrupter and enabler ten years on

On August 29, 2013,  Skype celebrated its tenth anniversary. From small beginnings a decade ago as a VoIP telephony service – letting you make free phone calls via the internet to other Skype users – Skype today is recognized as having been a major influencer in the disruptive changes we’ve seen in this time with regard to not only how people can and want to communicate with one another wherever they are in the world, but also the mindset shifts…

Skype at 5

It seems to have been here Since Time Began. But no, it’s just five short years since Skype first appeared. And it’s just over four short years since I first started using Skype, in August 2004. Skype has made a big impact for millions of people in enabling those people to communicate with others, for free in many cases and most definitely at low cost in all cases. Probably the most significant impact for me concerns For Immediate Release, the…

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