Startups Bet Audio Is the Next Frontier for Social Media
There’s no shortage of apps and websites to help us share our lives through videos, pictures and text messages, but we’ve moved farther and farther away from what was once the central means of communicating: the sound of our own voice. Now, a couple startups are trying to change that. Dubbler, an app that quietly launched in beta on iPhone and Android in December, offers a simple way to record up to 60 seconds of audio and share them to Facebook, Twitter and the Dubbler community. You can add playful sound filters (similar to photo filters on Instagram) and a cover photo from your phone’s camera if you want, or you can let the soundbite speak for itself.

Startups Bet Audio Is the Next Frontier for Social Media

There’s no shortage of apps and websites to help us share our lives through videos, pictures and text messages, but we’ve moved farther and farther away from what was once the central means of communicating: the sound of our own voice. Now, a couple startups are trying to change that. Dubbler, an app that quietly launched in beta on iPhone and Android in December, offers a simple way to record up to 60 seconds of audio and share them to Facebook, Twitter and the Dubbler community. You can add playful sound filters (similar to photo filters on Instagram) and a cover photo from your phone’s camera if you want, or you can let the soundbite speak for itself.

Voice analysis could help diagnose Parkinson’s, project seeking volunteers | The Verge
Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little has been working on ways to diagnose Parkinson’s disease by analyzing voice recordings, but now he’s turning to the public for help. The Parkinson’s Voice Initiative, launched today at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, is seeking volunteers to submit their voices via a three-minute phone call that will help to refine the algorithms used in research led by Little.

Voice analysis could help diagnose Parkinson’s, project seeking volunteers | The Verge

Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little has been working on ways to diagnose Parkinson’s disease by analyzing voice recordings, but now he’s turning to the public for help. The Parkinson’s Voice Initiative, launched today at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, is seeking volunteers to submit their voices via a three-minute phone call that will help to refine the algorithms used in research led by Little.

IBM’s Indian research division has developed a new protocol that will help users create “Voice sites” on the Internet, reports PTI. The protocol, Hyperspeech Transfer Protocol (HSTP), is quite similar to the more common Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and will be used to allow users to talk to the web. (via Techtree.com India > Users Can Now Talk to the Web)

IBM’s Indian research division has developed a new protocol that will help users create “Voice sites” on the Internet, reports PTI. The protocol, Hyperspeech Transfer Protocol (HSTP), is quite similar to the more common Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and will be used to allow users to talk to the web. (via Techtree.com India > Users Can Now Talk to the Web)