Odiogo allows end-users to enjoy blogs and news on the go, at the gym, in the car, or on the subway. They gain quick, easy access to content they previously could only get by reading a computer screen
(PRWEB) January 24, 2007
Odiogo™ announces the launch of a groundbreaking Web 2.0 application that enables text content providers to create new audio media in a snap. Blog entries are converted on the fly into high fidelity voice files ready to play on MP3 players, PDAs, phones, or laptop computers.
Odiogo – a play on “Audio To Go” – extracts blog posts or articles from member news sites and converts them to lightweight MP3 files in seconds. The files can be loaded to any mobile device, giving users anytime-anywhere access to their favorite web content.
“Odiogo allows end-users to enjoy blogs and news on the go, at the gym, in the car, or on the subway. They gain quick, easy access to content they previously could only get by reading a computer screen” said CEO Marc Kawam. “On the other hand, Odiogo gives news sites and bloggers finally an economical way to automatically podcast their textual content and reach more mobile users.”
“Think of Odiogo as a DVR for blogs” said Yahoo! Tech's Techie Diva, one of the top technology blogs online today. “It saves your favorite content which you can rewind, play, and even fast-forward through right from your iPod™ or computer. The audio quality of these voice files is simply superb.”
How It Works: Odiogo™ Generates Podcasts of Text Content
Many news and blogs sites available on the Web today leverage the standard distribution format, RSS. Odiogo monitors its content partners’ feeds and automatically creates for each news item small audio files using cutting-edge text-to-speech technology. Unlike many of its predecessors, this new breed of artificial intelligence technology observes punctuation and more natural speech patterns to provide a high fidelity listening experience, which the company is continually fine-tuning.
Odiogo-enabling a content site requires minimal effort and bandwidth. The service is run from Odiogo’s data center, where the MP3 files are stored, and later downloaded to iPods™ and other mobile devices, free of charge.
Consumers subscribe to the audio enriched news feed by just clicking a button displayed on the Content Provider’s site. Updated news items and blog entries are automatically loaded each time the user's iPod™/MP3 player is synchronized.
Free Service for Bloggers
Bloggers can join the service for free at http://www.odiogo.com. The integration is done in a snap as all blog platforms support the RSS standard.
Yahoo! Tech Techie Diva’s blog can be subscribed to at http://podcasts.odiogo.com/gina-hughes/podcasts-html.php.
Founded in 2005 in San Francisco, California, Odiogo (http://www.odiogo.com) creates cutting edge software for audio devices. Products include a groundbreaking new service that enables newspapers, magazines, and blogs to automatically create vocal versions of their content. The Odiogo produced sound files can be listened on computers and mobile devices such as iPod™, MP3 readers, cellular phones, etc.
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