Google Reader was mentioned in my poll more than any other app. Another one that came up often was PimpMyNews.com, which turns text blogs into MP3 audio files, so you can listen on the go.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 22, 2008
Web 2.0 company PimpMyNews.com today announced that Robert Scoble has named the company's "personalized talking news application" a favorite iPhone application in the June issue FastCompany.
PimpMyNews continuously scans the web's top news and blog sites for breaking stories and converts them to near-human sounding audio -- enabling users to get current on their favorite topics by listening on-the-go on iPhones, iPods, Zunes and other mobile devices. Users can also create personal playlists, rate and share "talking stories" with friends, or send them to Digg, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social sites.
For the story, Scoble polled his 18,000 Twitter followers, who he considers early adopters of new technology, to identify the best iPhone apps from the more than 1,600 in Apple's application directory (Apple named PimpMyNews a "Staff Pick" earlier this year). In the news category, Scoble and his fans named the iPhone-optimized version of PimpMyNews a top application, second only to the widely popular Google Reader. The application can be accessed on iPhones and iPod touch devices at: http://www.PimpMyNews.com/m
According to Scoble, "Google Reader was mentioned in my poll more than any other app. Another one that came up often was PimpMyNews.com, which turns text blogs into MP3 audio files, so you can listen on the go." Later, in a conversation on Twitter between Scoble and PimpMyNews CEO John Atkinson, Scoble stated, "I was shocked how many people like PimpMyNews."
According to Pew Internet, 94 million Americans (31%) now use the Internet for news, compared to 2% a decade ago. PimpMyNews transforms web-based news from a vast selection of text sources into a portable audio format, allowing people to listen to the web anytime, anywhere.
Since its December launch, the company reports people from 154 countries have used the application on mobile devices, Macs and PCs. With the upcoming launches of the Apple App Store and the 3G iPhone, PimpMyNews is gearing up to release additional enhancements and new products for mobile gadgets.
Anyone with Internet access can sign up for the free service at http://www.PimpMyNews.com/Signup.aspx
PimpMyNews makes your favorite news & blogs TALK. It scans the web's top 1,000+ news and blog sites and converts breaking text news stories to audio so you can listen (vs. read) on your iPhone, iPod or computer -- anytime, anywhere.
- Listen online or on-the-go -- in the car, at the gym -- anywhere
- Stay current & save time -- your favorite stories come to you
- Express Yourself -- share and rate stories, create playlists and more