AUSTIN, Texas, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TinyVox, the free iPhone app that makes it fun and easy to tape and share audio files on social networks or email, was named a finalist in the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW, where early stage technology companies demo innovative new technology for influential industry judges and a live audience. The contest is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, IBM, .CO, and Turner Broadcasting System. TinyVox is one of 40 finalists in five categories out of more than 400 applicants.
"TinyVox helps SXSW attendees capture and transmit experiences," said TinyVox inventor Srini Kumar. "Talking is easier than typing, particularly at conferences."
The three-day BizSpark Accelerator event will be held Monday, March 14th - Wednesday, March 16th at the Downtown Austin Hilton. The event will feature finalists competing in categories including Innovative Web Technologies, Social Media and Social Networking Technologies, Entertainment Technologies, and News Related Technologies. The award ceremony, where winners will be announced, will be held March 16th at 6 pm.
TinyVox will present alongside seven other companies in the Social Media/Social Networking Category at 12:30PM-1:30PM. Mark Suster, Blair Garrou, and Tara 'Miss Rogue' Hunt will co-emcee the showcase on the 14th and 15th and Brad King and David Hyman will co-emcee the Music-Related technologies showcase on the 16th.
TinyVox Pro (without ads) is on sale for $1.99 in the iTunes Store through March.
"The SXSW Accelerator program continues to attract a record number of submissions and we're very proud of the caliber of this year's finalists," said Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW Coordinator, Chris Valentine. "SXSW, a conference built on innovation, is the ideal community to connect these early-stage technology companies with an outstanding group of industry influencers, potential partners, and investors."
For more information about Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW and to view the complete list of finalists, visit the following site: http://sxsw.com/interactive/accelerator
TinyVox is the Infinite Tape Deck - post audio to the cloud with one tap. Tape brainstorms and conversations and broadcast on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr or privately email an audio attachment.
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