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Maita/Saviano Public Relations
Selects Maita/Saviano For Public Relations Services
Jose Company Lets People Use Their Voice to Surf the
Web from Any Phone
JOSE, CA Nov. 18 InternetSpeech.com, an audio Internet Service Provider developing
a service that lets people use simple voice commands to verbally surf the Web
from any phone, announced today it has retained Maita/Saviano Public Relations
of Fremont, CA., to handle its communications account.
in San Jose, InternetSpeech.com is a privately held company that soon will offer
a service called netECHO, which uses speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies
to let people access the Internet without a computer. Users can give simple voice
commands to surf the Web, hear their email, send replies, search for and hear
Web site information, even conduct e-commerce, from any phone, anytime, anywhere.
A computerized voice reads the information requested out loud over the phone,
without a computer or phone with a visual display screen.
service will be introduced nationwide in early 2000. netECHO is expected to appeal
to people who want access to the Net while they are away from their computer,
or people who don’t have a computer, as well as people who are visually impaired.
Khan, president and CEO of InternetSpeech.com, said the company selected Maita/Saviano
because it has a reputation for responsiveness, and a track record of success
with high-tech businesses. It also has an in-depth knowledge of telecommunications,
an invaluable resource for his company. We’re looking forward to working with
Maita/Saviano as we jointly introduce this revolutionary service that will transform
an ordinary phone into a high-tech tool.
a lot about new ‘information appliances’ which promise consumers simple, easy
access to the Internet, without a computer, said Lou Saviano, a partner with Maita/Saviano.
We’re excited about InternetSpeech.com because it will offer an easy-to-use audio
Internet access service through a device everyone already uses everyday, the phone.
netECHO lets people use any phone to search any Web site no other equipment needed.
Checking e-mail is as easy as checking voicemail, as it should be. We expect it
will be well-received by consumers.
Maita/Saviano LLC is a full-service strategic public relations firm that provides
highly responsive, personalized service at affordable prices. Based in Fremont,
CA, Maita/Saviano offers communications planning, media relations, marketing communications,
employee communications, speechwriting, and, through its affiliates, advertising,
corporate identity and web design and management. Communication World magazine
called Maita/Saviano "a perfect model of the new communicator" fast, flexible
independent agencies with senior professionals who can respond quickly to client
needs. For more information, visit Maita/Saviano's website at www.maita-saviano.com
or call 510 739-0620.
InternetSpeech.com is headquartered in San Jose, CA. It was founded in 1998 to
provide audio-based access to the Internet via telephone. The company believes
that today’s increasingly mobile and information-driven society will require alternative
ways to go on-line when away from a computer terminal. They’re also interested
in serving segments of the population, such as the visually impaired, that are
not well-served by visually-based Internet access, as well as potential users
who don’t own or have access to a computer. For more information, visit InternetSpeech.com’s
website at www.internetspeech.com
or call 408 360-7730.
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