The Hobson and Holtz Report - Podcast #10: February 24, 2005

Production show notes for the February 24, 2005 edition of “For Immediate Release.”

Show notes for February 24, 2005.

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 54:14-minute conversation recorded live via Skype from Chicago, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Download the file here (MP3, 22MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need software such as the FeedDemon RSS aggregator, or the free ipodder or DopplerRadio.)

In this week’s show:


  • 00:31 Shel and Neville on what’s in this week’s show; how to give your feedback; show notes

Short Takes:

  • 01:47 The GM interview - comments and what other bloggers say in their blogs; building connections
  • 11:47 Upcoming interview with Robert Scoble, Microsoft
  • 12:30 Text information vs podcasts, and downloads
  • 13:52 Jason Kottke quits job to become a full-time blogger; how feasible is blogging full time?
  • 20:14 Skype - the service and third-party developments: new Skype-SMS gateway service
  • 25:04 Products and services and beta developments - partnering for added value
  • 27:54 Constantin Basturea’s PR blogger list and The New PR Wiki


  • 33:20 Marketing, the web and RSS - it’s about building connections and relationships


  • 48:40 Next week’s interview: Steve Rubel, Thursday March 3; how to give your feedback; show notes; about the music and the band; outro music

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

Short Takes - Michael Wiley, General Motors, GM FastLane Blog, Robert French, Technorati, Lee Lefever, Kevin O’Keefe, Olivier Tripet, Robin Capper, Bob Lutz, Hass MS, PubSub, Robert Scoble, Shel Israel, The Red Couch, Jason Kottke, Weblogs, Geek News Central, Chris Pirillo, Lockergnome, Skype, Connectotel, Engadget, Apple, iPod, Constantin Basturea, Blogdigger, Headlines from PR Weblogs, The CEO Blogs List, New Communications Forum 2005, The New PR Wiki, Firefox, Internet Explorer, IE blog, Northern Voice.

Feature - Robert Scoble, The Tipping Point, Jupiter Research, Eric Peterson, Michael Gartenberg, Financial Times, Dave Winer, Steve Rubel, AP, Yahoo News, Reuters, Renee Blodgett, NewsGator, VNU, Microsoft Outlook, Feed Demon, Microsoft Office, Tom Foremski, Silicon Valley Watcher, Internet 2.0 initiative, Amazon.

Outro - Steve Rubel, Podsafe Music, James Yorkston & The Athletes, For Immediate ReleaseA Shel of My Former Self, NevOn.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). 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 28…

Posted by neville on 02/24 at 07:50 AM
  1. Hey guys, great show. I am curious, why there are no comments. Do listeners write you email directly? Couple of remarks. I’ll try the Skype text message add-in, at the moment though, I am using “Blue Phone Elite”. You need to have a bluetooth-able cell phone, but it lets you handle and edit your SMS’ and calls pretty smoothly. Only setback, your cell phone battery dies earlier because bluetooth consumes more power. 2ndly, in regard to the person who said, in response to Robert Scobles “RSS remark”, we don’t need more RSS-feeds polluting the web: One does not need to subscribe to a feed. It’s an option, therefore, it’s not pollution, but a service.
    Oh, and could you say the number of the podcast in the beginning? On my iPod the number isn’t displayed and this morning I was wondering is this number seven or number ten I am listening to.


    Posted by Sebastian  on  02/28  at  10:19 AM






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