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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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.

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