The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #681: December 10, 2012

Intro: FIR Interview with Craig Silverman posted, Ekaterina Walter interview is coming, FIR opens Google+ Community;

Quick News: Microsoft opens Socl to everyone, PeopleBrowsr’s battle with Twitter, TinyPulse helps you find out if your workforce is happy or burned out, GE values “The Internet of Things” at trillions of dollars; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: IABC misfires on communication of staff layoffs; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on instant messaging in China reaching 1.21 billion accounts, and Olam takes a surprise turn which has significant reputational consequences; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; new research from Sociagility and Text100 offers insight into the FTSE100 and social media use; listener comments; Dan York reports that WordPress 3.5 is not out yet, Facebook calls a vote but it probably doesn’t matter, and is delighted at LeWeb’s focus on “The Internet of Things”; TemboSocial promo; LeWeb Paris 2012: report from Eric Schwartzman and Andrea Vascellari, the role of Google+ Hangouts On Air as an integral part of the event;

Getting together with Bryan Person in London next weekend; music from Jason Harrod; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for December 10, 2012: An 89-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday December 17…

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