Content summary: Listeners' comments discussion (bandwidth, bit rates and listening preferences; jazzed about podcasts; answering the logo call); PR firms with no RSS; emergent journalism with PublicNow.com; IABC's Katrina initiative; Queen of Sky sues Delta; eBay acquires Skype, Oracle grabs Siebel Systems, America West goes to US Airways; two new European podcasters; 20 uses for podcasts; 7m iTunes podcasts; from Our Correspondent Down Under; blogs that front sales sites.
Show notes for September 12, 2005
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 80-minute conversation recorded live from Chicago, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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In this Edition:
- 00:32 Shel introduces the show; what the show's about; how to give your feedback; show notes
Listeners' comments discussion:
- 02:23 Howard Harawitz on bandwidth, bit rates and listening preferences for podcasts
- 08:54 Kevin Dugan is jazzed about podcasts, gets down to 'brass tax' about the costs of podcasting, and makes a pitch
- 13:27 David Becker answers the logo call
News and Features:
- 15:12 Philip Borreman's informal survey - PR firms in Belgium don't use RSS!
- 21:20 The 'emergent journalism' of NowPublic.com - an interesting viral swarm communication concept, but what about copyright?
- 28:53 IABC's initiative to help members affected by Hurricane Katrina
- 32:15 The Delta Airlines fired blogger, Ellen Simonetti, files a lawsuit; implications for companies who don't have blogging policies
- 36:47 Hot acquisition news - eBay acquires Skype: what are the synergies?
- 42:07 Communicators will be busy - more acquisitions news: Oracle grabs Siebel Systems, and America West merges with US Airways
- 46:23 Two new European podcasters join the crowd - Gullaume du Gardier starts one and Loic Le Meur starts English-language podcasting
- 48:37 Kevin Dugan's 20 creative uses for podcasts
- 50:35 Seven million iTunes podcasts and other Apple stats from Steve Jobs; some iTunes glitches from Shel and Neville
- 54:13 From Our Correspondent Down Under - Lee Hopkins on conversations across podcasts, Trevor Cook on the ABC, Seth Godin's new ebook, and the possible death of the digital intelligentsia
- 66:02 A new category of blogs: retail blogs such as SparkleLikeTheStars designed to sell products - is there an ethics issue where the connection isn't clear?
- 72:32 Neville outros the show; how to give your feedback; show notes; the music
Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show:
Intro - Steve Crescenzo.
News and Features - Philip Borremans, Weber Shandwick, Edelman, Oakland Raiders, Stowe Boyd, NowPublic.com, BlueHereNow Technologies, TypePad, Movable Type, Blogger, Reuters, eWeek, Creative Commons, IABC, Hurricane Katrina, IABC Cafe, Lisa Owens, Ellen Simonetti, Delta Airlines, AP, MSNBC, eBay, Skype, Meg Whitman, PayPal, Niklas Zennström, Fred Wilson, eBay investor conference call, Oracle, Siebel Systems, America West, US Airways, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Business Summit, PeopleSoft, Guillaume du Gardier, Loic Le Meur, Six Apart, Robert Scoble, Kevin Dugan, Steve Jobs, Apple, iPod nano, iTunes, Michael Hyatt's iTunes 5.0 problems, iPod, iPod mini, Lee Hopkins, Darren Barefoot, Sally Goetsch, Heidi Miller, Trevor Cook, ABC, Seth Godin, Nicholas Negroponte, SparkleLikeTheStars.com, Ice.com.
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So, until Thursday September 16...
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel's and my podcast blog.)