Google with Twitter Introduces 'Speak-To-Tweet' Service for Egypt

Last week, Google acquired SayNow, a voice messaging startup, the search giant has teamed up with the SayNow team and Twitter to create a simple speak-to-tweet service for people currently engulfed in the turmoil in Egypt."Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service--the ability for anyone to tweet using just […]

Last week, Google acquired SayNow, a voice messaging startup, the search giant has teamed up with the SayNow team and Twitter to create a simple speak-to-tweet service for people currently engulfed in the turmoil in Egypt.

"Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service--the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection.

We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea a reality.

It's already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt.

No Internet connection is required. People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to twitter.com/speak2tweet," announced Google.

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