The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #84: November 10, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (getting online when traveling abroad); strife in podcast land; a lawsuit against Apple goes international; don’t play non-podsafe music: the warning from Adam Curry’s recent experience; blaming bloggers for rioting in France; eBay introduces more RSS feeds; Dan York’s Report; search strategies for PR; questions from a Financial Times feature on blogs; exploding the myths about podcast advertising.

Show notes for November 10, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 72-minute conversation recorded live from Hawaii, USA, and almost live from Budapest, Hungary.

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In this Edition:


  • 00:28 Shel introduces the show; Hawaii travelogue
  • 02:28 What the show’s about; what’s in this edition; show notes

Listeners’ comments discussion:

  • 04:02 Mark Wright on the familiar problem to most of us with trying to get online when traveling abroad on business or on holiday, and the startling bill for connectivity he received from Vodafone

News & Features:


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So, until Monday, November 14…

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