The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #107: January 30, 2006

Content summary: Windows Live; Google in China; Weber Shandwick hires Jeremy Pepper; BluePulse apologizes and wins; US bloggers get an Amsterdam junket; Cirque du Soleil invites bloggers to Canadian debut; listeners’ comments discussion (paying attention to Technorati); the music.

Show notes for January 30, 2006

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In This Edition:


  • 00:30 Neville intros the show; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes
  • 02:01 Thanks for your support for voting for FIR on Podcast Alley – now at #5 in the Business category

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Listeners’ Comments Discussion:

  • 62:51 Paul Baker has a tale that highlights why you should pay attention to what’s being said about you on Technorati


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So, until Thursday February 2…

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