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Feb. 27, 2013, 10:43 a.m.
LINK: gigaom.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Caroline O'Donovan   |   February 27, 2013

Text-to-speech developer iSpeech is opening up its “human quality” technology to publishers interested in creating audio versions of their content. Its first two clients: the cloud document company Evernote and publisher Pearson, which will use it to create audio versions of its textbooks. iSpeech claims to be a major money saver for publishers over using voice actors; it estimates the cost of recording a book to be around $1,000 using their service versus $15,000 for humans.

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