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May 28, 2012

What if you could have actual humans read websites to you?

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by David Zax, Technology Review

I love being read to, but the last person I would have read to me would be Stephen Hawking. For all the wonders of text-to-voice and voice synthesizing technology, there’s still no match for an old-fashioned, human voice when it comes to having someone read aloud to you. Which is why SpokenLayer, a new startup that brings a human voice to web content, is an absolutely brilliant idea. (It launched in public beta this week at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, where the startup is based.) SpokenLayer, currently available as an iOS app, taps professional voice talent to read web content, or allows authors of web content to create their own recorded versions.

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27875/?p1=blogs

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