iSpeech.org Makes Box.net Talk Aloud

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iSpeech text to speech instantly converts Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel and Web Document files to audio on Box.net

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It's a unique addition to our collection of OpenBox services and I think people will find a lot of creative uses for it, especially those who want to be more productive on-the-go.

iSpeech.org, text to speech software as a service (SaaS) company, announces its services are now available to anyone using the Box.net platform. The integration allows Box customers to instantly listen to documents with a few clicks of the mouse. This unique, software-free feature is available through simple Web menus.

The integration marks the first deployment of a text to speech Web service with an online content storage and collaboration platform. iSpeech brings text to speech to over 50,000 businesses currently using Box.net. Business and people can now have instant audio access to any document containing text. The resulting audio files can be used to help employees or students absorb information faster and more effectively, even during their commute.

"People save time by listening to audio books on an iPod anywhere. Now they can listen to any document they choose on Box.net," says Heath Ahrens, CEO of iSpeech.org. "iSpeech's premium voices are so natural, it's like having a personal narrator. Making text to speech this easy is also a big win for accessibility."

"iSpeech's text-to-speech functionality changes what business customers can do with documents on Box," says Jeremy Glassenberg, Platform Manager for Box.net. "It's a unique addition to our collection of OpenBox services and I think people will find a lot of creative uses for it, especially those who want to be more productive on-the-go."

iSpeech.org usage and pricing:
iSpeech usage is available in various packages ranging from a free ad-supported voice to the use of premium voices for $7.85 per month. Customers are able to try premium voices free for 15 days. The resulting audio files can be downloaded as MP3s, podcasted to iTunes, or embedded.

About iSpeech.org:
iSpeech, Inc., http://www.iSpeech.org, provides the Web's most complete text to speech solutions without the use of software. Services are tailored for everyone, including: businesses, students, educators, bloggers, content providers, platform builders, government, non-profits, advertisers and more. iSpeech offers the easiest and most cost effective text to speech possible by eliminating software installations and complicated pricing. Founded in 2007, iSpeech.org is a privately held company headquartered in Newark, NJ.

About Box.net, Inc.:
Founded in 2005, Box.net, http://www.box.net, now serves more than 50,000 companies from small businesses to Fortune 1000 that look to Box for online collaboration tools that simplify online content management, accelerate team productivity and connect employees with a familiar interface that anyone can use. Box.net is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, and is backed by venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson and U.S. Venture Partners.

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