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.

The All-New BuzzVoice 3.0 Hits The App Store (Yes, It Runs On iPhone 4)

BuzzVoice 3.0 Is Here!>Click Here To Get it On The App Store

If you’re not familiar with BuzzVoice yet, it’s a magical real-time service that lets you *listen* to the web’s top news and blogs everywhere. It’s sort of like “Pandora for news and blogs.”

To date, people have streamed over 2 million breaking stories from 1,600+ popular news sources on BuzzVoice in cars, trains, gyms and everywhere else. Now, after months of feedback from users and publishers, we’ve reinvented BuzzVoice for the iPhone, iPod touch & iPad, and we’re excited to say…

The All-New BuzzVoice 3.0 Is Here!

BuzzVoice 3.0 is packed with 6 Major New Features. And, it’s over 60% faster with our own “In-App Multitasking.” It’s never been easier, or more fun, to keep up with  your favorite topics, while boosting productivity.

>Launch Sale: Get BuzzVoice 3.0 Now for 50% Off [Get It On The App Store]

Watch The Fun Video (updated) – Can You Find The 6th “Hidden” Feature?

BuzzVoice 3.0 Features Include:

1) Playlist Manager: Choose from 1,600+ sources & personalize it with 20 of your favorites
2) Custom Streaming Player: Listen to breaking stories, while viewing text, images & video
3) Hands-free Continuous Listening: New BuzzRadio features, plus ”Auto-Stream” for PRO users
4) Saved Searches: Track your favorite topics, whether it’s “Lady Gaga, bacon, or astrophysics”
5) Trending Topics: Hear what’s trending right now on the web’s top sources
6) Batch Select: Build custom playlists of all the stories you care about on-the-fly

Get BuzzVoice 3.0 On The App Store and stream TechCrunch, Mashable, or Huffington Post in the car. Hear Gizmodo, Wired, or Perez Hilton at the gym.  Listen to Boing Boing, New York Times and over 1,600 other great sources, anytime, anywhere.

We would love to hear what you think of the all new BuzzVoice 3.0 at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com – or in the comments below.

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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BlogWorld Expo Speakers Featured on BuzzVoice (NEW)

ElvisLives2Listen with BuzzVoiceWe’ll be out in Las Vegas for BlogWorld Expo for the rest of the week,  and we couldn’t be more excited.

If you’re not familiar with BlogWorld, it’s the world’s largest “new media” conference, focusing on social media, blogging, podcasting, entertainment, video, radio and more. This year, the conference will host an unprecedented 298 speakers.

For everyone at the show, and for those of you unable to attend, we’ve just added 2 easy ways to keep up with what’s going on in Vegas with BuzzVoice:

1) We’ve added a new “BlogWorld Speakers” Category, with 30 of our favorite speakers’ blogs, so you can listen to them at the show, in the car, on the train, in the gym, or anywhere. To check it out, just log into http://BuzzVoice.com and click the “Categories” tab. If you have a favorite speaker to add, just shoot us an email at blogs@BuzzVoice.com

2) We’ve added a new BuzzRadio station for BlogWorld. To stream continuous updates from the BlogWorld speakers’ blogs on the go, just download the BuzzVoice iPhone app and tap the BuzzRadio button. You can also stream BuzzRadio on Twitter by following @BuzzVoice.

If you’ll be at BlogWorld, we’d love to meet you. To coordinate a time to meet up, just send a tweet to @JohnAtkinson, or email John@BuzzVoice.com. Don’t be shy – we might just have an extra BuzzVoice T-shirt for you!

Top 10 People We Hope To Meet In Vegas (David Letterman style)

#10) Steve Rubel
#9) David Armano
#8) Micah Baldwin
#7) CC Chapman
#6) Kara Swisher
#5) Brian Solis
#4) Guy Kawasaki
#3) Chris Pirillo
#2) Darren Rowse
#1) YOU

Thank you, thank you very much.