The BuzzVoice Blog http://blog.buzzvoice.com Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:54:49 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 Leo Laporte of TWiT.TV Reviews BuzzVoice. “It’s Excellent” http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2012/06/twit-tvs-leo-laporte-reviews-buzzvoice-this-is-excellent/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2012/06/twit-tvs-leo-laporte-reviews-buzzvoice-this-is-excellent/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2012 03:50:55 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1435 LeoBVWe’re excited to learn that Leo Laporte just reviewed BuzzVoice on TWiT.TV, home of the most popular tech shows on the Internet.

In Episode 102 of iPad Today, Leo and co-host Sarah Lane show how BuzzVoice makes it safe and fun to keep up with the web’s top news and blogs by listening on the go.

Check out the BuzzVoice review below [to watch the entire iPad Today show, click here ]

>Get BuzzVoice for iOS here

>Get BuzzVoice for Android here

Thank you Leo and Sarah for a great review!

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Amazon Features BuzzVoice for Android for Half Price http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2012/01/amazon-features-buzzvoice-for-android-for-half-price/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2012/01/amazon-features-buzzvoice-for-android-for-half-price/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:28:26 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1388 Amazon Features BuzzVoiceWhen the Amazon Appstore launched, we were excited that BuzzVoice made the cut as one of the first apps in their line up.

To our excitement, Amazon just reached out to us to tell us they’re now featuring BuzzVoice on the front page of the Amazon Appstore. Apparently, Amazon sees the “Siri-like” goodness that BuzzVoice brings to busy mobile news consumers.

As a special promotion, you can get BuzzVoice for Android for HALF PRICE right now on the Amazon AppStore.

Don’t miss this opportunity to keep up with your favorite news and blogs on the go – the fast, safe and fun way.

Get BuzzVoice at a great price now, before the sale ends!

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Smartphone Users Making Commutes Productive with BuzzVoice http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/07/smartphone-users-making-commutes-productive-with-buzzvoice/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/07/smartphone-users-making-commutes-productive-with-buzzvoice/#comments Fri, 08 Jul 2011 15:02:57 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1364 BuzzVoice for AndroidWe love hearing how people are using our magical talking news service to keep up with their favorite news and blogs on the go. We recently asked some of our power users to share how they use BuzzVoice, and the benefits they’re seeing.

In this post, BuzzVoice user Chris Weber shares how he uses it on his smartphone just about every day. So, listen up – You might just pick up some time saving tips. And, stay tuned for tips from other BuzzVoice users.

BuzzVoice User Chris Weber

BuzzVoice User Chris Weber: Programmer

“It’s a great app for the car. I use BuzzVoice nearly every day. I load up new stories in the garage, hit the play button, then start my commute.

Before BuzzVoice, I probably wasted about 15 minutes at the start,  and the end of my work day, tuning into the news and catching up with things.

Now, I utilize the time I’m already wasting during my commute to do that.”

How are you using BuzzVoice in the wild?

We would love to hear how other BuzzVoice users use the service in the comments below, or via email at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com. If we use your story, we’ll upgrade you to BuzzVoice PRO for free for 30 days.

>Get BuzzVoice for iOS on the App Store Here

>Get BuzzVoice on The Android Market Here

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BuzzVoice 4th of July Weekend Sale – Get it for Half Price Now http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/07/buzzvoice-4th-of-july-sale/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/07/buzzvoice-4th-of-july-sale/#comments Sat, 02 Jul 2011 07:15:19 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1297 BuzzVoice 4th of July SaleWe know you’re busy – You’ve got big holiday travel plans, and it’s hard to keep up with your favorite news and blogs on the go. You could be like some people and try to read TechCrunch, Mashable, TUAW, or Phandroid on your iPhone or Android device while you’re speeding down route 66 to grandma’s house… But you’re smarter than that, right?

Now, you can multitask and LISTEN to breaking updates from your favorite sources on your iPhone, iPad or Android device  -  the safe, easy and fun way. That’s right, BuzzVoice pulls the stories you love off the web in real-time – and reads them aloud to you.

As The Next Web puts it, “It’s like having your own passenger’s seat narrator.”

Now, you can get BuzzVoice right now for HALF PRICE – Just $1.99

Yes, for the price of a cup of coffee, you can get BuzzVoice and stream audio versions of the Web’s Top 1,600 sources… and arrive safe and up to speed on your favorite topics. It’s also great for the gym, the beach, or the hammock!

>Get BuzzVoice for iOS on the App Store Now Here

>Get BuzzVoice for Android on Android Market Now Here

Thanks for listening with BuzzVoice – Make it a safe, fun and productive weekend!

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Adam Curry Reviews BuzzVoice: “They’re Onto Something For Sure” http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/03/adam-curry-reviews-buzzvoice-theyre-onto-something-for-sure/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/03/adam-curry-reviews-buzzvoice-theyre-onto-something-for-sure/#comments Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:33:57 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1282 Adam Curry Reviews BuzzVoiceIf you’re old enough to remember the launch of MTV in the eighties then you know Adam Curry. (If you don’t know him from Adam, let us Google that for you).

Curry was one of MTV’s pioneering “Video Jockeys,” who rose to fame as the music video craze first swept the nation. For some, worldwide stardom in one industry would be enough. Not for Curry. He went onto  become one of the “founding fathers” of podcasting, raised a war chest of venture capital and started a number of Web companies.

Not one to sit on the sidelines for the current mega-trend, Curry’s latest creation is “The Big App Show,” a web-only video show where he hand-picks the best smartphone apps to help consumers find “the diamonds” in a sea of hundreds of thousands of apps.

To our surprise, Curry recently reviewed BuzzVoice and gave us a big thumbs up.

Check out the video below and tell us what you think. You can find the latest version of BuzzVoice on The App Store or The Android Market.

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Amazon Appstore Launches with BuzzVoice in the Line Up http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/03/amazon-appstore-launches-with-buzzvoice-in-the-line-up/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/03/amazon-appstore-launches-with-buzzvoice-in-the-line-up/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:24:03 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1271 BuzzVoice on Amazon AppstoreApp stores seem to be popping up everywhere. In addition to the “traditional” app stores, wireless carriers and third parties are opening app stores too.

GetJar has its independent appstore, AT&T has a recommended apps section on its smartphones, and Verizon has it’s V CAST Appstore (which features a Verizon-branded version of BuzzVoice “on the deck” – thank you Verizon).

Today, Amazon brought the new Amazon Appstore live, and we’re excited to say that BuzzVoice is one of the first apps in the store. The store, which features just over 3,800 Android apps is now available in 2 flavors: you can access the store on your computer at Amazon.com, or, you can access it on your Android device.

Checkout BuzzVoice on the Amazon Appstore and let us know what you think by emailing us at feedback@buzzvoice.com

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New DriveWise App Curbs Distracted Driving [Product Launch] http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/02/new-drivewise-app-curbs-distracted-driving-product-launch/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/02/new-drivewise-app-curbs-distracted-driving-product-launch/#comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:03:37 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1206 DriveWise Tech News EditionWhen you hear that 30 states have enacted distracted driving laws, what comes to mind? Texting and driving?

Unfortunately, the problem is much bigger.

Due to the explosive growth in smartphone sales, a lot more than texting is going on behind the wheel. Given that 26% of Americans now read news on mobile devices, here at BuzzVoice, we decided to develop an app specifically designed to make keeping up with news in the car a safe, enjoyable experience. It has ONE button. And, of course, it talks.

Introducing DriveWise – Your Mobile News Narrator [iTunes link]

Now You Can Keep Your Eyes on the Road – and SAFELY Keep Up with the Web’s Top News & Blogs at the Same Time!

With a single tap, DriveWise scours the web’s top sources and reads breaking stories aloud to you. It’s the safe & easy way to keep up with your favorite topics in the car, train, gym – or anywhere reading is a bad idea.

The first version of DriveWise lets you LISTEN to the web’s top tech sites on your iOS device, including:

-TechCrunch
-Mashable
-Gizmodo
-Wired
-ReadWriteWeb
-CenterNetworks
-Ars Technica
-The Next Web …and More!

Checkout the brief DriveWise demo video below:

For less than a dollar, DriveWise makes it safe & fun to keep up with the news you love while boosting productivity – Download it Now and tell us what you think at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com.

… Promote safe driving & help save lives – Tell your friends to get DriveWise too.

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Verizon Contest Features BuzzVoice’s V CAST Talking News App http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/01/verizon-contest-features-buzzvoices-v-cast-talking-news-app/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2011/01/verizon-contest-features-buzzvoices-v-cast-talking-news-app/#comments Wed, 05 Jan 2011 18:28:52 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1190 V CAST Talking News Powered by BuzzVoiceAs you may know, we recently announced our new white label smartphone app solution, which allows publishers and wireless carriers to easily launch apps with our award-winning functionality.

After partnering with Cincinnati Bell to give their wireless customers a better mobile news experience, we learned that Verizon was hosting a contest to find the best new apps for their V CAST app store.

So, to meet the mobile news needs of Verizon’s customers, we tapped into our white label tool box and quickly created the V CAST Talking News app, which we just learned Verizon is featuring on their contest site.

We’d love to hear what you think of the new V CAST Talking News app. And, if you’re a developer, please head on over to the Verizon site to cast your vote today. If the Verizon iPhone rumor turns out to be true, we may launch a version of the V CAST Talking News app for it as well.

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BuzzVoice Launches White Label Smartphone Solution for Publishers, Partners with Cincinnati Bell http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2010/12/buzzvoice-launches-white-label-smartphone-solution-for-publishers-carriers-partners-with-cincinnati-bell/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2010/12/buzzvoice-launches-white-label-smartphone-solution-for-publishers-carriers-partners-with-cincinnati-bell/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:50:27 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1156 BuzzVoice White Label Smartphone OfferingFriends of BuzzVoice,

It’s no secret the smartphone is the new frontier for innovation in the news industry. As Pew Research states, consumers now expect news to be “portable, personalized and participatory.” With our announcement below, we’re excited to let publishers leverage our technology to give their audiences a faster, safer, more personalized way to consume their content everywhere.

We’d love to hear what you think at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com

John Atkinson, BuzzVoice Co-founder & CEO

[PS: You can also view our social media release on Pitch Engine ]

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For Immediate Release

BuzzVoice Launches White Label Smartphone Solution for Publishers & Carriers, Partners with Cincinnati Bell

New Service Gives Publishers a New Way to Reach Mobile News Consumers While Increasing Engagement and Revenue

BuzzVoice, the popular smartphone-based news service that pulls stories off the Internet based on consumer preferences and reads them aloud, today announced its new white label smartphone app solution for publishers and wireless carriers.Cincinnati Bell Talking News Powered by BuzzVoice

The original BuzzVoice service, which has been likened to “Pandora for news,” is receiving applause from critics for giving busy consumers a faster, safer way to keep up with their favorite topics on the go. To date, users have streamed millions of stories from the web’s top sources in cars, trains, gyms and other places where reading would be a poor or dangerous user experience.

Now, BuzzVoice is giving publishers and carriers an easy way to launch their own branded iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android apps in days with BuzzVoice’s acclaimed “mobile, social and vocal” functionality. The new white label smartphone app offering allows partners to easily distribute personalized news to commuters, fitness fans and multitaskers in a magical new way that increases engagement while adding a new source of ad revenue.

Regional wireless carrier Cincinnati Bell is the first to partner with BuzzVoice and will be offering the new service on its Android devices shortly. BuzzVoice is also in talks with major media companies to roll out publisher branded versions of the talking news service in various US markets.

BuzzVoice CEO John Atkinson had this to say about the new offering, “Thanks to the smartphone revolution, 26% of Americans now read news on mobile devices. We’re excited to give our partners a turnkey smartphone solution that automatically optimizes their content for on the go news consumers.”

About BuzzVoice

BuzzVoice gives publishers a magical new way to distribute personalized content to busy consumers on smartphones while increasing revenue. The BuzzVoice cloud transforms your content into streaming audio in real-time and gives consumers a faster, safer way to keep up with their favorite topics in the car, gym, train or anywhere.

For more information, please visit http://BuzzVoice.com or email Publishers@BuzzVoice.com

Media Contact:

John Atkinson
BuzzVoice Co-founder & CEO
Full Site: http://BuzzVoice.com
Email: Publishers@BuzzVoice.com
Phone: 513-754-0652

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BuzzVoice Adds New iPhone & Android Features, Goes FREE! http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2010/10/buzzvoice-adds-new-iphone-android-features-goes-free/ http://blog.buzzvoice.com/2010/10/buzzvoice-adds-new-iphone-android-features-goes-free/#comments Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:14:56 +0000 johnatkinson http://blog.buzzvoice.com/?p=1095 BuzzVoice on Android & iPhoneIf you’re a BuzzVoice user, you know we’re continually rolling out new features to make it easier to keep up with your favorite news and blogs on the go. If you’re not familiar with BuzzVoice, our magical streaming audio service lets busy people *listen* to over 1,600 of the web’s top blogs and news sites on smartphones. It’s sort of like “Pandora for news,” and it’s perfect for multitasking in the car, train, gym, or anywhere.

Earlier this summer, we launched an all new version of BuzzVoice for iPhone with 6 major new features, which Apple featured on the front page of the App Store. And, more recently, we launched BuzzVoice for Android, which received rave reviews.

Now, We’re Excited to Announce 4 Great New Things… Check out the fun video and see the features below


1) Background Audio Streaming:(New for iPhone) Now, you can double your productivity and listen to BuzzVoice “in the background” while you run other apps. So, go ahead and stream BuzzVoice while you play Angry Birds, or check Twitter, Facebook and email.

2) Control BuzzVoice with your Earphone button! (New for iPhone) Now, you can pause the audio and skip to the next story without looking at your device, just like on your iPod and Pandora. So, if you’re jogging or driving, just squeeze and you’ll be pleased.

3) Add Your Own RSS Feeds (New for BuzzVoice PRO Users on iPhone & Android): Don’t see one of your favorite blogs in BuzzVoice? No problem – the new “Add Feed” feature lets you add ANY RSS feed to your playlist.  To try this, and all of the other great PRO features for free,  just tap the “More” button in the app.

4) BuzzVoice is Now FREE! To allow everyone to enjoy the productivity and safety benefits of BuzzVoice, we’ve eliminated the “cost barrier.” And, we’re confident you’ll love it because it’s definitely not a scaled-down “Lite” version - The new, free BuzzVoice includes all the great features as previous paid versions, and more.

Get The New Versions of BuzzVoice for Free Now:

>Get BuzzVoice for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device on the App Store here

>Get BuzzVoice on the Android Market by tapping this link on your Android device, or by scanning the code below.

Get BuzzVoice on the Android Market

**Watch for Special Promotions On BuzzVoice PRO!

We’re giving away free BuzzVoice PRO subscriptions in partnership with some of the web’s top blogs, so watch for exciting BuzzVoice contests as you surf the web! [If you're a blogger and would like to run a BuzzVoice contest, please email Publishers@BuzzVoice.com - a limited number of subscriptions are available, so please hurry]

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