Choice podcasts from Davos

I’ve spent a little time today listening to a few of the audio recordings from the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Interesting listening, many of them, even though they are recordings of speeches and sessions which you can read about in mainstream media reporting. The really interesting ones, though, are the informal and […]

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 Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, […]

Biz-Tech-News: Headlines 01-Feb-06

A job advertisement from the future . . . Complexity stifles Web services Digital downloads would benefit analyst Google Earnings Disappoint; Shares Plunge (Michael Liedtke/Associated Press) Google set to fall on profit miss Hands On With Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 Beta Is Google Going Commercial with VOIP? Japanese tech firms report strong Q3 earnings […]

The 2006 Forum: A milestone event for communicators

I’ve just finalized setting up my trip to California at the end of this month to participate in the New Communications Forum which takes place in Palo Alto from 1-3 March. My podcasting partner Shel Holtz and I are running a workshop at the Forum, the Podcasting 101 pre-conference ‘boot camp.’ This is a half-day […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #108: February 2, 2006

Content summary: New Flash player in show notes; Google continued: China and earnings; Microsoft blog censorship in China; the press release padding trap; Edelman’s new podcast; new podcast magazine launches; what the EU needs is effective communication; is citizen journalism dead?; a job ad from the future; listeners’ comments discussion (moving to the Bay area, […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #109: February 6, 2006

Content summary: The latest state of the blogosphere according to Technorati; new media in the travel business; practicing safe surfing and the global blogathon; the Google internet; BMW gets kicked off Google; Lee Hopkins report; tracking conversations with the Conversational Index and coComments; the Superbowl and the Six Nations Championship; revitalizing the press release; Eric […]

If I were an architect

If I were an architect, I wonder what my critical eye might make of the design of Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, through which I travelled yesterday. It’s one of the ugliest airports I’ve ever been to, a sprawling mass of bare concrete that evokes an absolute air of coldness. As you ride the […]