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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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

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]

Pre-launch Preview: The All New BuzzVoice 3.0 for iPhone

BuzzVoice 3.0's Streaming PlayerThe number of Americans accessing news and blogs on mobile devices has exploded recently, thanks in part to “the smartphone revolution”. A recent report by Pew Internet estimates a full 26% of us now get news on-the-go.

Unfortunately, many sites aren’t optimized for the on-the-go news experience, requiring users to search, sift and read on tiny mobile screens. Couple that with the fact that roaming users often need their hands or eyes for other things, like driving, working out, or watching for that UPS truck while crossing the street, and the task can be downright dangerous.

If you’re a BuzzVoice user, you know that our magical service lets you listen to your favorite news & blogs everywhere. And, after months’ of feedback from users and publishers, we’re excited to say…

The All New BuzzVoice 3.0 Is Coming Soon

BuzzVoice 3.0 sports 6 revolutionary new features for on-the-go news consumers and will run on the original iPhone, iPhone 3G & 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch, and iPad. It’s never been easier to keep up with your favorite topics, while increasing productivity. And, if you know how to use Pandora, or an iPod, you already know how to use it.

Look for a chance to win a free copy of BuzzVoice 3.0 on some of the web’s top blogs soon. Once Apple has approved the new app, we’ll post more details, and a download link here. In the meantime, we would love to hear your thoughts at feedback@BuzzVoice.com.

iPad Pre-Launch Preview: See BuzzVoice on Apple’s iPad Now

BuzzVoice on The iPadThe iPad press frenzy is heating up as the new device’s upcoming ship date draws nearer.

This week, as we were putting the finishing touches on the first version of BuzzVoice for iPad, we captured some unpolished video to give you a glimpse of what’s coming.

If you’re familiar with our iPhone App [iTunes link], you’ll notice the iPad version includes the same rich functionality. Plus, exclusively for the iPad, we’ve added a powerful new “Playlist Management” feature that lets you browse our curated list of over 1,500 sources to discover new content to add to your BuzzVoice playlist.

Checkout the brief demo of BuzzVoice for iPad below and let us know what you think [email iPad@BuzzVoice.com ]. With a little luck on our part, you’ll see BuzzVoice in the grand opening of The iPad App Store when you unbox your new “Jesus tablet.” Once we get our hands on an actual iPad, we’ll roll out more features that take advantage of the iPad’s unique platform.

Of course, you don’t have to have an iPad to use BuzzVoice – You can Get BuzzVoice on The App Store now for your iPhone or iPod touch, or sign up on your computer on the BuzzVoice full site to use it on a regular iPod, or any MP3 player.

BuzzVoice Will Run On Apple’s New iPad Tablet

The iPad featuring BuzzVoiceListen with BuzzVoiceAt the Apple Event in San Francisco, Steve Jobs unveiled the company’s long-awaited tablet named “The iPad.”

The 9.7 inch multi-touch device offers Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, weighs in at just 1.5 pounds, and sports a full 10 hour battery life.

And since the iPad runs the iPhone operating system, it will offer functionality similar to the iPhone and iPod touch, including the ability to run “most” apps from Apple’s App Store. 

When the iPad goes on sale in March- at a surprisingly low price of $499 - BuzzVoice will run on the revolutionary new device, allowing you to stream audio versions of breaking stories from the web’s top 1,400+ blogs and news sites.

Lastly, for development on The iPad, Apple announced the availability of a new software development kit that will allow us to optimize BuzzVoice for The iPad. Stay tuned for more exciting features!

Don’t want to wait for The iPad? Get BuzzVoice on the App Store now for your iPhone or iPod touch, or sign up on your computer on the BuzzVoice full site.

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For more news on The iPad, check out the indepth coverage on TechCrunch, Mashable, TUAW, Engadget and Gizmodo, and, be sure to add these great blogs to your BuzzVoice playlist, so you can listen to them in the car, at the gym – or anywhere.