BuzzVoice Announces Real-Time Audio Platform For Publishers [Private Beta Launch]

Email Publishers@BuzzVoice.comNew Service Lets Bloggers and News Sites Offer Streaming Audio of Their Text Content To Engage Multitaskers On Their Sites & On The Social Web

Austin, TX,  March 15, 2010 – BuzzVoice today announced that it has entered private beta with bloggers and news sites for its new “Real-time Radio” service. By installing a simple widget on their sites, publishers can leverage the BuzzVoice platform to instantly offer a streaming audio channel of breaking text stories to their audiences.

[Mashable - Spoken by BuzzVoice]

[Above: Mashable in the new widget. See other styles in our sidebar at right]

Through the voice-powered widget, visitors can listen to continuous stories while multitasking on the publisher’s site, post the widget to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other social sites, or listen on the go on iPhones, iPods, iPads, MP3 players and other mobile devices.

A team of social media and news industry advisors including Chris Brogan, Jason Falls, James Jackson of Enquirer Media/Gannett and others helped shape the new service, which helps publishers increase engagement while promoting their content on the social web.

According to Falls, the new service “allows your blog or news site to become a streaming radio station, of sorts. My community can now stream my content live, subscribe to it in iTunes, access it via the BuzzVoice iPhone app and even grab my widget to share on other sites.”

BuzzVoice CEO John Atkinson states, “We’re excited to give bloggers and publishers a new way to distribute their content and expand their presence on the social web. In addition to reaching busy consumers, our Real-time Radio service also allows publishers to make their content accessible to the visually impaired and people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.”

*To request a private beta invitation and enter to win a free iPad, email your site’s URL to: Publishers@BuzzVoice.com

*See It Live: BuzzVoice will be demonstrating the new service at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin this week. To schedule a demo, email Press@BuzzVoice.com

About BuzzVoice

BuzzVoice makes your favorite news & blogs TALK – So you can listen to the stories you wish you had time to read – while you get things done.

- Listen on-the-go - on your iPhone, iPod, Mac, PC or any MP3 player
- Get current & multitask – in the car, gym, home, office – anytime, anywhere
- Express Yourself - share stories, create playlists & more

Media Contact:
John Atkinson
BuzzVoice Co-founder & CEO
Full Site: http://BuzzVoice.com
On The App Store
Email: Press@BuzzVoice.com
Phone: 513.754.0652

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Web 2.0 Expo Speakers’ Blogs, Spoken By BuzzVoice

Web 2.0 Expo Speakers on BuzzVoiceThe Web 2.0 Expo conference is in full swing in New York City this week.  The show covers emerging Web 2.0 trends, and features dozens of expert speakers, including Tim O’Reilly, Kevin Rose, David Armano, Chris Brogan, Caterina Fake and more.

To make it easy to keep up with what’s going on at Web 2.0 Expo from a far, we’ve created a “Web 2.0 Expo Speakers” station on BuzzVoice.

If you’re not familiar with BuzzVoice, our service converts breaking stories from the Web’s top blogs to audio in real-time, so you can *listen* to them on the go. It’s sort of like “Pandora for news and blogs.” People use BuzzVoice to keep up with their favorite topics in the car, at the gym, on the train, and just about everywhere else. 

2 Easy Ways To Listen To The Web 2.0 Expo Speakers’ Blogs on BuzzVoice

1) On the BuzzVoice iPhone App:  Tap the “BuzzRadio” icon, then scroll down and tap the “Web 2.0 Expo Speakers” station.

2) On Twitter: Just follow @BuzzVoice, and click the links titled “Web 2.0 Expo Speakers.”

Who’s your favorite Web 2.0 Expo speaker? What blogs would you like to listen to on BuzzVoice?

Let us know in the comments below, or shoot us an email at Blogs@BuzzVoice.com

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