Just got an email from the CEO of Liveonthenet, which recently snapped Talkr.com, which was one of the more promising web 2.0 start-ups out there. Talkr actually allows blogs to be converted to text for free.
I am Roger Schneider, the CEO of LiveOnTheNet, the company that recently acquired Talkr.com. You should have already received an email from Chris Brooks announcing the acquisition, and there is a formal press release available at www.talkr.com
As Chris said, we're going to maintain the high standard of service and support that Talkr established within the blogging community. We've been busy adding new features, upgrading servers, etc.
Free Instant Voice Conference Embed
And in other big news, LiveOnTheNet is rolling out the beta version of Talkr's revolutionary instant voice conference widget.
First, its free! In the future, we intend to support these conversations with audio advertising and, of course, share that revenue with bloggers.
Second, it easy! Talkr's blog widget requires no download of any sort and lets users create, find and join free live VOIP conference calls.
Bloggers can post these voice widgets on their blogs and create free live chats on topics of interest to their audience. A single conference call's widget can also be placed on many different blogs, so groups of bloggers can collaborate on chats on broad subjects.
There will be new functionality arriving soon that allows Talkr's instant voice conferencing to be used on MySpace and other sites that don't allow applets. Then we'll release features that will appeal to other online communities.
We're looking forward to, even counting on, your feedback, so please tell us what you like, don't like, want to see, etc. You can check it out at new.talkr.com and please email me directly with your thoughts.
Thanks for being part of Talkr and this exciting new roll out!