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Maita/Saviano Public Relations
Hires Seasoned Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Kennedy to Market New Service Allowing Audio Internet Access Via Any Phone
CAInternetSpeech.com, an audio Internet Service Provider developing a new
service that lets people surf the Web and check their email using an ordinary
telephone, announced today it has hired Ed Kennedy as Vice President of Marketing
brings a wealth of expertise to his new position, with 20 years of experience
in traditional marketing for major communications companies, as well as Internet-based
plans to offer the new service - called netECHO™ - early next year. The product
uses speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies to let people access the
Internet without a computer from any phone, any time. Using simple voice commands,
users will be able to surf the Web, hear their email, record replies, search for
and hear Web site information, and conduct e-commerce. A computerized voice "reads"
the requested information out loud over the phone, without a computer or phone
with a visual display screen.
very excited to be working with InternetSpeech.com. They're developing a dynamite
service that will appeal to a wide variety of market segments, including mobile
business people, the visually impaired, and people without computer access," Kennedy
joined InternetSpeech.com in November 1999 from Entrée.net, where he provided
Internet startups with expertise in Web-based marketing, technology evaluations,
e-commerce applications and venture capital financing.
to Entrée.net, Kennedy was Vice President of Marketing and International Sales
at Interfax LP, an IP telephony company, where he built the company from a "startup"
to a successful company with operations in 25 countries. Before Interfax, he worked
as an executive at Pacific Bell for several years in a variety of marketing positions
and as a General Manager of a business unit of 300 employees. He also worked as
a sales and marketing executive with AT&T and Sprint (SP Communications) prior
to joining Pacific Bell.
has an MBA in marketing from the University of Notre Dame.
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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