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For Immediate Release: July 1, 2010

BuzzVoice 3.0 Hits The App Store With 6 New Features For Mobile News Consumers

Cincinnati, OH and Oklahoma City, OK, July 1, 2010 - Smartphones are rapidly changing how people access news and blogs. According to Pew Research 26% of Americans now read news on mobile devices.

While untethered news has advantages, for commuters, fitness fans and other multitaskers, reading news on tiny screens can be challenging –and when combined with driving, it can have serious safety implications.

While states continue to enact distracted driving laws, mobile startup BuzzVoice has been fast at work adding new features to its streaming audio service that lets consumers listen to over 1,600 of the web’s top news and blogs on mobile devices. As Forbes puts it, “BuzzVoice pulls stories off the Internet and reads them aloud.”

To date, the magical service, which has been likened to "Pandora for news and blogs,” has streamed over 2,000,000 stories to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users in cars, gyms, trains and other places.

And today, the company announced the launch of BuzzVoice 3.0 – an all-new version for Apple devices, including Apple’s new iPhone 4.

BuzzVoice 3.0 has 6 major new features to make getting news on the go a convenient, safe and customizable experience. In addition to being 60% faster, the new product allows users to:

  1. Create personalized playlists of their favorite sources with the Playlist Manager
  2. Stream stories, while viewing text images & video in the Custom Streaming player
  3. Listen to continuous news with the hands-free BuzzRadio & Auto-Stream features
  4. Automatically track their favorite topics with Saved Searches
  5. Hear what’s trending across the web’s top sources with Trending Topics
  6. Build customized playlists of stories on the fly with Batch Select

>LAUNCH SALE: Get BuzzVoice 3.0 for 50% Off On The App Store

>Watch The Demo: See BuzzVoice 3.0 in Action

About BuzzVoice:

BuzzVoice lets you listen to the web’s top news and blogs everywhere. It collects the stories you wish you had time to read and converts them to audio in real time, so you can listen while you get things done.

  • Listen on-the-go - on your iPhone, iPod, iPad or Android device
  • Get current & multitask - in the car, gym, home - anytime, anywhere
  • Express Yourself - share stories, create playlists & more

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




For Immediate Release: March 15, 2010

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

New 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.

MashableSpoken by BuzzVoice

[Above: Mashable in one style of the new widget. See other styles on our blog.]

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 ® (SXSW®) Interactive Conference in Austin this week. To schedule a demo, email Press@BuzzVoice.com

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About BuzzVoice:

BuzzVoice makes your favorite news and 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, iPad or Android device
  • Get current & multitask - in the car, gym, home - anytime, anywhere
  • Express Yourself - share stories, create playlists & more

Media Contact:
John Atkinson
Full Site: http://www.BuzzVoice.com
Get BuzzVoice On The App Store
Email: Press@BuzzVoice.com
Phone: 513.754.0652




For Immediate Release: September 10, 2009

Too Busy to Read the News? New Service Lets Consumers
Listen to the Web's Top News and Blogs On the go

BuzzVoice Converts Breaking Stories to Audio in Real Time,
Lets Consumers Listen and Multitask Everywhere

Cincinnati, OH and Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) September 10, 2009 – BuzzVoice today announced its new mobile voice service that lets consumers listen to over 1,400 text-based Internet news sources on the go.

BuzzVoice makes it easy for busy consumers to keep up with their favorite news and blogs in a unique way - It automatically collects breaking stories based on their preferences and converts them to audio in real time for listening on the go.

And since the service runs on Apple's iPhoneTM, iPod® touch and regular iPod® devices, as well as other MP3 players and computers, users can stream the service in the car, on the train, at the gym, or anywhere. *See How It Works (Short Videos)

In addition to its audio features, the service allows users to view story text, images and video, and share stories on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social sites.

The company's first generation platform received the coveted "Apple Staff Pick" and was named a Fast Company "iPhone Favorite".

The new service offers significant enhancements, including additional real time features, a "BuzzRadio" hands-free streaming feature, talking email alerts and a premium offering called BuzzVoice PRO.

For more information, visit: http://BuzzVoice.com -Or- download the BuzzVoice iPhone app on The App Store

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About BuzzVoice:

BuzzVoice makes your favorite news and 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, iPad or Android device
  • Get current & multitask - in the car, gym, home - anytime, anywhere
  • Express Yourself - share stories, create playlists & more

Media Contact:
John Atkinson
Full Site: http://www.BuzzVoice.com
Get BuzzVoice On The App Store
Email: Press@BuzzVoice.com
Phone: 513.754.0652

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