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SpinVox is dead - we look at the alternatives

SpinVox is dead - we look at the alternatives

By 21 May 2010

From today, SpinVox is no longer available in the UK. If you're a SpinVox user then you would have received a text message stating the service was coming to an end. Well, the end is nigh. It's disappointing news if you relied on the service to send you... >>

Spinvox accused of vast call centre operations

Spinvox accused of vast call centre operations

By 23 July 2009

British startup Spinvox has been accused by the BBC of running vast call centre operations across the world to turn voice into text, rather than the AI system that the company claims that it uses on the website. The company says that its software is "a... >>

Orange to offer visual voicemail

Orange to offer visual voicemail

By 3 April 2009

Non-iPhone users have long been envious of Appleā€™s Visual Voicemail, but it seems that might come to an end, at least in France. Orange is launching their own visual voicemail solution, unimaginatively titled "Visual Voicemail". For smartphone users,... >>

Skype users get SpinVox option

Skype users get SpinVox option

By 3 March 2009

SpinVox and Skype have announced the availability of voicemail to text conversion for all Skype voicemail users today. SpinVox converts voice messages to text in English, Spanish, French and German. The messages are then sent by Skype as an SMS text to... >>

O2 announces 20 years of voicemail

O2 announces 20 years of voicemail

By 24 February 2009

O2 has announced its 20 year anniversary for offering voicemail on its network. O2 says that voicemail is one of its most popular services since its launch in 1989 - although back then it surely would have been one of the only services. O2 says that its... >>

70% of words in voicemails are slang

70% of words in voicemails are slang

By 22 April 2008

The team testing a software application that turns phone voicemails into texts has foind that 70% of the language we use when leaving messages aren't in the English dictionary. The researchers used the SpinVox system to analyse the words used in thousands... >>

Visual Voicemail widget available free on Google US

Visual Voicemail widget available free on Google US

By 8 June 2007

Yet another one of the Apple iPhone's unique selling points as vanished with the announcement from Google that it is offering CallWave's Visual Voicemail gadget for Google Personalized Homepage. The free (at least while it's still in Beta stage) desktop-based... >>

Google signs radio deal in US

Google signs radio deal in US

By 16 April 2007

Google has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement that enables the search engine to sell a guaranteed portion of 30-second advertising inventory available on more than 675 of Clear Channel's AM/FM stations. Under the agreement, Google Audio... >>