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SERVICE: Google and Twitter launches Speak2Tweet to support Egyptian movement
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 01.02.11 - 11:40:27 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 7925x
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While I definitely want to keep politics away from the::unwired, yesterday night I've seen this blog post from Google where the company announced that it has launched Speak2Tweet. And this is just another interesting example which shows what Google makes so different to Apple, Microsoft and Oracle - they are just doing their own thing - in shortest time! Following the acquisition of SayNow, a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow created a voice service which allows to simply leave a voicemail on one of a couple of international phone numbers and the service will instantly tweet the (voice) message using the hashtag #egypt!

While it's actually not speech to text but only twitters links to the voice recording, it's an interesting way to avoid the Internet and SMS ban in Egypt since it allows to tweet and listen to tweets using standard landline phones. It's not up to me to decide if this is anything useful or not, but it could become something useful and I'm pretty impressed how Google is able to do things in shortest time. Anyway, maybe they already had this idea in the drawer when they bought SayNow, who knows, and it was just the perfect timing to come out with it? But anyway, kudos to Google and Twitter which take over responsibility.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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