Talkr has announced a new service targeting the owners of iPods and other mp3 players with a new service that automatically converts blog content to podcasts.
Talkr aims to target the 11% of the US adult population that owns an mp3 player. The service monitors blogs and converts those written-word stories into podcasts. Talkr’s customers can then configure their desktop computers to retrieve those files automatically and load them onto their mp3 players. The service has been in beta testing since the beginning of April and user feedback has been positive.
The service costs $9.95 for 9 hours of audio a month or $16.95 for 25 hours of audio. The audio for a number of sites being currently monitored by the service are also offered for free.
(ed note: I wonder if there are any copyright issues here, surely republishing my work for commercial gain is a breach, I’d welcome your thoughts….)