The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #8: February 17, 2005

Show notes for February 17, 2005.

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 37-minute conversation recorded live via Skype from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this week’s show:


  • 00:32 Shel and Neville on what’s in this week’s show; postponement of Steve Rubel interview; how to give your feedback; show notes

Short Takes:

  • 01:43 Email and posted comments from last Monday’s show
  • 07:02 Internet telephony – Skype and the new entrant, Teleo


  • 10:19 The Intel COO’s internal blog
  • 18:58 PR licensing – how feasible is it?
  • 26:14 Political bloggers – the new paparazzi


  • 32:19 Next show’s planned interview: tune in to hear who we have; show notes; how to give your feedback; about the music and the band; outro music

Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show:

Intro – Steve Rubel.

Short Takes – Robert French, Nicole Klein, Erica Elliott, Constantin Basturea, Jeff Risely, Steven Phenix, Jeremy Pepper, Eric Rice, Loïc Le Meur, Skype, DEMO, Teleo, Stuart Henshall.

Features – Intel, San Jose Mercury News, Paul Otellini, Business 2.0 blog, ARCO, Dave Orman, IABC, Armstrong Williams, Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks, Dan Rather, CBS, Eason Jordan, CNN, Jeff Jarvis, Business Week, World Economic Forum blog, Hugh Hewitt.

Outro – Barikoral Band, For Immediate Release, A Shel of My Former Self, NevOn.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday February 24…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)