New DriveWise App Curbs Distracted Driving [Product Launch]

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.

Verizon Contest Features BuzzVoice’s V CAST Talking News App

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.

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

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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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

BuzzVoice Adds New iPhone & Android Features, Goes FREE!

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]

BuzzVoice Launches On Android, Adds New Features [Free Copies]

BuzzVoice on AndroidIf you saw PC World’s exclusive pre-launch story on BuzzVoice for Android a few days ago, our announcement won’t surprise you.

For the past several weeks, we’ve been working on bringing our streaming audio news service to Google’s Android platform. And today, we’re excited to say that BuzzVoice just went live on The Android Market!

Be sure to checkout the video below to see BuzzVoice in the wild on Android, then download the app by tapping this link on your Android device.

If you’re not familiar with BuzzVoice, our service lets busy people *listen* to over 1,600 of the web’s top news and blogs on smartphones and other mobile devices. It’s sort of like “Pandora for news”, and it’s specifically designed to make it faster, safer and more fun to keep up with news on the go (The real sweet spot is in the car, train, gym, etc.). To date, people have streamed over 2 million stories via BuzzVoice.

BuzzVoice for Android includes the same great multimedia functionality of our iPhone, iPad and iPod touch application, PLUS 3 major new features for Android smartphone owners:

1. Background Audio Streaming: Listen to breaking stories while checking  Twitter, Facebook or email.

2. A Custom Android Widget, which allows you to control the BuzzVoice App right from your Android device’s homescreen

3. A New “Android Radio” Station, which continuously updates you on Android-related news from top blogs like Android Central, PhandroidAndroid and Me, Android Guys, Android Police, Android Tapp, Androinica, Android Spin & more.

How To Win A Free Copy: We’re running some fun BuzzVoice App Giveaways with PC World/Computerworld, Android Central and possibly others, so keep your eyes open for a chance to win a free copy of BuzzVoice for Android.

We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below, or, feel free to email feedback@buzzvoice.com

>Get BuzzVoice by tapping here on your Android device, or scan the QR code below. Or, you can get BuzzVoice for your iPhone here.