Friday Five

Friday Five is a dumping ground for the random assortment of ideas, tech junk, articles, and other residue building up in my brain.

1. Amazon Polly

From the website, "Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create applications that talk, and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products."

This service looks pretty cool. It supports dozens of voices and languages and, with this service, Amazon is aggressively (their modus operandi) staking their clame in the voice interaction space. As someone who's worked in the production of written and audio books, I'm particularly interested in Amazon's post on how to use Polly to quickly generate audiobooks.

If you haven't read it, check out my post on voice interaction as it applies to the promo industry.

2. Zapier

Have I ever told you about Zapier? Zapier is an automation tool that moves info between your web apps automatically. Use Zapier to create simple or complex workflows between 750+ apps! It's a lot of fun to go through their Zapbook and discover apps you already use. I've gotten to the point that, if I am considering a new tool, I check for a Zapier integration.

At ROBYN we use Zapier to automate administrative tasks and marketing workflows. I highly reccomend you check out Zapier for yourself. They've got a free trial available and they've recently launched support for team accounts.

3. Program or Be Programed

4. Waka-Waka

5. Twitter: 280 Characters

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