Yodio(TM) Launches Beta Audio Publishing and Community Site, Redefines Podcasting for Consumers

Internet Service Removes Recording Barriers and Pioneers Consumer

Entertainment Podcasting, Enabling Audio for Fun, Fame and Fortune



Jan 30, 2007, 00:00 ET from Yodio, Inc.

    PALM DESERT, Calif. and BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- At the
 DEMO 07 conference today, Yodio, Inc. unveiled its one-stop audio
 publishing service and online marketplace -- a Web community for anyone to
 create, publish, and buy/sell personal audio recordings. Yodio gives
 meaning to podcasting by enabling consumers to easily record their own
 'short-tracks' by phone using Yodio's toll-free service or manually upload
 their prerecorded MP3 files. Designed to take advantage of speech
 recognition, Yodio also features three easy-to-use tools for personalizing
 and packaging Yodio files. Yodio is capitalizing on the recent growth of
 user-generated content and portable digital media devices (iPods, MP3
 players and digital cameras).
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     "Yodio is to podcasting as Blogger was to blogging -- an easy to use
 Web application that helped define a new application category. Yodio not
 only provides best-of-breed features that consumers will love to use, but
 Yodio has delivered a unique platform for easily creating, capturing and
 distributing rich media content," says Chris Shipley, executive producer of
 the DEMO conferences.
     Yodio(TM) redefines podcasting by enabling consumers to record
 personalized audio tracks from any phone, mix with their digital images,
 and publish high-impact stories to the Web for purchase and download.
     "Every picture needs a story; a photo plus audio creates a compelling
 story," comments former Corbis CEO and current ZoomAlbum CEO Doug Rowan.
 "Photographs by themselves don't really tell the stories. You need people
 to tell the stories. Yodio is delivering on this need."
     "For a majority of consumers, creating podcasts is too difficult. It
 requires new hardware, software and time. Also missing is an incentive to
 record and way for consumers to market and monetize their own content.
 Yodio is unique, fresh and different. Yodio's goal is simple: we want
 everyone to share their cultural experiences, travel tips, business insight
 or entertainment (music, comedy, etc) in audio form and post it for others
 to benefit by saving time and money. Everyone can become a 'citizen
 journalist' by sharing their tips with the world. And, to someone,
 somewhere, those tips are worth a small fee," says Clay Loges, Yodio
 President and CEO.
     Today, Yodio demonstrated a suite of features that help consumers get
 inspired to embrace podcasting and provides a unique social network focused
 on creating and delivering user-generated audio content:
     -- 1-877-MY-YODIO -- a proprietary toll-free recording system that uses
        speech recognition to recognize the caller, supports custom prompts,
        captures and converts the audio, and automatically uploads and arranges
        the recordings on www.yodio.com to be produced;
     -- Yodio Audio Products - a set of rich audio recordings that feature a
        custom player experience which can be distributed in different ways:
        - Yodiocard(TM) -- a FREE 2 minute audio greeting or profile that can
          be customized with a photo and either emailed or posted to any
          HTML-supported websites, such as www.myspace.com, www.ebay.com or
          www.craigslist.com;
        - Yodiocast(TM) -- an unlimited single-track audio recording and image
          that can be personalized, categorized and priced by the user for
          download at www.yodio.com;
        - Yodiotour(TM) -- an unlimited, multi-track audio album with
          synchronized images that is categorized and personalized by the user
          for download at www.yodio.com.
     -- Community Forum -- a rich community for members to discuss, subscribe,
        and promote Yodio files to be published or new content topics;
     -- Marketplace -- an innovative stored-value system that enables users to
        price and download yodiocasts and yodiotours via PayPal(R) and through
        merchant banks; a micro-payment system handles paying royalty out to
        content creators.
     Yodio doesn't charge for basic audio creation and publishing services.
 Yodio relies on membership download and audio sponsorship fees. Users can
 register simply by visiting www.yodio.com.
     About Yodio
     Yodio is an online destination community for creating and sharing
 personal audio recordings. Unlike most podcast websites, Yodio features a
 proprietary audio recording and publishing service that makes it fast,
 easy, and fun to produce short, high-impact personal audio stories. Yodio
 also features a rich marketplace where recordings can be rated, streamed or
 downloaded to most portable devices. The Yodio marketplace includes one of
 the first micro-payment systems that rewards audio creators with royalty
 and supports advertising sponsors. For more information, visit
 http://www.yodio.com .
     About Demo
     The annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new
 products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the
 technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences served as launch pad events
 for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring and U.S. Robotics, helping
 them secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships and
 influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70
 new companies, products and technologies. For more information on the DEMO
 conferences, visit http://www.demo.com .
     NOTE: Yodio.com(TM), Yodiocard(TM), Yodiocast(TM) and Yodiotour(TM) are
 all trademarks of Audio Publishing Enterprises, Inc. (DBA: Yodio, Inc.)
 
 

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