Plenty of startups give you new and different ways to read content on the Web, but NY-based SpokenLayer wants to give you a way to hear it.
The SpokenLayer iPhone app takes text articles online and either gives them to a human to read and record, or it uses text-to-speech synthesis to meet instant demand in a matter of seconds. Founder and CEO Will Mayo said he created the app to address his own difficulties growing up with dyslexia. The company already has partnerships with publishers including The Atlantic, National Journal, TechCrunch and Endgadget.
While about half a dozen other companies provide RSS to speech services, SpokenLayer is distinguished by the involvement of authors and professional readers who give an emotional layer to the content.
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