1. Creepy Santa
You may have seen the recent Speech Technology news feature about GetABBY’s new website that uses speech technology to provide a way for parents to create “personalized” voice messages/calls for their kids from none other than Santa Claus.
The Site offers a variety of Santa Phone Call options, all of them equally creepy. Sure, the whole thing is for charity. But nonetheless: Creepy.
2. Top 10 Telephone Tricks
Check out this link to Lifehacker’s Top 10 Telephone Tricks. The list provides all sorts of useful information about deceiving IVRs and tricking automated telephone marketers.
3. Speech Tech Frozen Pole Holiday Greeting Contest Update
Last week, I invited you–the gentle reader–to submit entries to the Speech Tech Frozen Pole Holiday Greeting Contest. The contest makes use of Nuance’s Frozen Pole Site and the company’s TSS and will bestow fame and fortune upon the winner. Well, thus far, the submissions have been less then overwhelming. In fact, I have received only one submission. One?!! Come on people. Let’s do this thing! Send those Holiday Cards to me: email@example.com.