'Speak Once, Update All' with Ping Through SpinVox

    An industry first: use the power of your own voice to update 30 social
    networks, all at once with new SpinVox service for Ping.fm

    ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /CNW/ -- With the explosion of social networking came the
pain of having to log in and separately update a number of Web sites to keep
everyone in tune with your daily life. Ping.fm addressed this problem with a
simple service that lets you update all your social networks at once. Today,
SpinVox is taking it a step further with a new Ping.fm plugin that lets you
update all your social networks by simply making one phone call.
    An industry first, the voice-powered 'Ping through SpinVox' service
converts a spoken post or update into text, and simultaneously broadcasts it
to thirty of the most popular social networking sites -- including MySpace,
Facebook and Twitter. With Ping through SpinVox, you can make quick spoken
updates when you're 'in the moment' while preserving the personality and
character of your own voice.
    "Bloggers and other active social networkers are tired of being stuck in
front of their computer screens, updating network after network to stay in
touch with their friends," said Christina Domecq, SpinVox Co-Founder and CEO.
"Ping through SpinVox tears down the walls of siloed communities, so you can
be out and about, living your life, while updating your social networks in a
very easy and natural way."
    Often, we feel the need to communicate when it is impossible to do so.
Living our lives and expressing our experiences do not mix well with peering
into a computer screen or typing on a tiny mobile keypad. With this new
ability to 'phone in' your Ping.fm messages, you can interact with your social
networks no matter what's going on around you in an even more personal way.
    "Ping through SpinVox has made updating your social networks as easy and
natural as if you were speaking to all your friends in the very same room,"
said Ping.fm CEO and Founder Sean McCullough. "We're very excited to have
partnered with SpinVox on this, because none of the other voice-to-text
services out there come close to their conversion accuracy. This is essential
to supporting our mission to make social networking as easy as possible."
    Anyone can Ping through SpinVox now by signing up at http://ping.fm/.
Existing Ping.fm users can automatically add SpinVox to their service just by
adding their mobile phone numbers to their account profiles.

    About Ping.fm

    Ping.fm is robust social networking tool that enables end users update
their content from a variety of mediums, allowing users to stay active on
various social networks without having to be planted in front of a computer
screen. Most of a person's lifestyle happens outside of the office or home.
Ping.fm just makes it easier to keep your friends and followers up to date on
what you are doing, and where.
    With the added ability to call in your Ping.fm messages, users have even
more incentive to interact with their social networks at a time when it's
improbable or inconvenient to type or text. This also brings a new level of
personality to the messages people post now that their voices will be
broadcasted simultaneously along with the converted message. Now people can
see and hear what their friends are doing.
    Now you can really "Say It" with Ping through SpinVox.

    About SpinVox

    SpinVox(R) is the world's largest privately-held speech technology
company, providing the most successful voice to text messaging services which
are used daily by millions of people. SpinVox services are available directly
on http://www.spinvox.com and through leading carriers and service providers
    Through significant innovations in voice and network technologies,
SpinVox has brought together the two most natural forms of communication --
voice and text -- to create the fastest-growing form of messaging:
    Its award-winning service is not only upgrading voicemail -- by
converting voicemail to text for delivery as SMS or email messages -- but is
also empowering people to speak SMS messages or emails to anyone, from any
phone. SpinVox also enables people to speak messages directly to their
favourite web messaging services such as Facebook, Twitter and many other
popular web networks.
    As a carrier-class hosted service provider, any network, anywhere in the
world can rapidly implement SpinVox and it is now live with Alltel, Cincinnati
Bell, Sasktel, Rogers, Telus, Telstra, Vodacom South Africa, Vodafone Spain,
Movistar Chile and Livejournal and has announced a deal with Skype.
    At the heart of SpinVox is its ground-breaking Voice Message Conversion
System(TM) (VMCS), which works by combining state-of-the-art speech
technologies with a live-learning language process. VMCS now serves users
across five continents in English, French, Spanish and German -- with
additional languages, Portuguese and Italian, under development.

For further information:

For further information: Crisel Ortiz of MSR Communications, (415)
989-9000, crisel@msrcommunications.com, for SpinVox, Web Site:

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