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Wal-Mart App (image courtesy of AllThingsD.com)

Shoppers Phone It In

Increasingly, retailers are luring customers to their stores through mobile phone apps that allow shoppers to say what’s on their mind and make purchases. In November, Wal-Mart launched a new app that lets consumers shop for products, and also delivers product comparisons, analysis about technical details, specific features, information about availability and user ratings. The […]

Prompts That Haunt Me

Prompts That Haunt Me

I usually do things in a largely regret-free manner. I’ve gotten pretty expert at sizing up a potential voice project and assessing what its impact might be further down the road. There are distinct lines I won’t cross: gratuitous profanity, overdone eroticism, or overt racism. These give me pretty clear signals that I should probably respectfully recuse […]

The National Cell Phone Ban, Part II

The National Cell Phone Ban, Part II

A national scientific poll by Poll Position found that 49 percent of Americans support a controversial proposal by the  National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) to ban all drivers from using cell phones and other personal electronic devices except in emergency situations. The NTSB-suggested ban would also apply to hands-free use of cell phones and PDAs. […]

A Rough Road Ahead

A Rough Road Ahead

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) earlier this week called for a nationwide all-out ban on the use of cell phones while driving, with no exception for the use of hands-free headsets and interfaces. Such measures are likely to hit considerable roadblocks in the halls of state government across the nation, and rightly so. First, […]

Phone Phobia

Phone Phobia

It’s not technically a phobia. It’s actually more of a preference, but despite the fact that voicing telephone systems is my bread and butter, I can’t actually stand talking on the phone. Is that odd? I’ve always been like that. I come from a family where we talk with brevity, stating our piece and then […]