New Speech-Enabled Mobile App Transforms Web Content Into Beautiful Audiovisual News Briefing

New Speech-Enabled Mobile App Transforms Web Content Into Beautiful Audiovisual 
News Briefing 
First-of-Its-Kind App -- Dubbed "Winston" -- Intelligently Summarizes
Social Updates and Personalized News Into a Narrated, Audiovisual
News Production 
BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 --   Reactor Labs, a
Boulder-based startup, announced today the launch of Winston, a
first-of-its-kind, speech-enabled mobile app assistant that
transforms users' social feeds and favorite news sites into a
cinematic news presentation that they can listen to or watch on their
iPhone and Apple TV. 
Part conversational interface and part web content aggregation,
Winston works by using deep semantic analysis to intelligently
summarize web content, and presents it in an elegant audiovisual
newscast tailored specifically to users' interests. Rather than
simply reading Facebook posts and Tweets out loud, Winston is able to
accurately describe short-length, informal social content by
identifying the relevant topics, ideas, people and sentiments. 
"With Winston, we wanted to create a new way for people to interact
with their personal web," said Aaron Ting, CEO and co-founder of
Reactor Labs. "So much of our day is spent leaning forward to read a
tiny screen. We wanted people to lean back and listen. We wanted to
start a new conversation between people and technology, one that
empowers and inspires them to stay informed about the world around
"The ability to keep up with the day's headlines and one's favorite
social connections while engaging in other activities -- such as
driving -- is a very attractive concept," said Jason Stein, founding
partner of Windforce Ventures, which led Winston's latest funding
round. "In this sense, Winston is exceptionally forward-thinking, and
points to the need for lean-back technology to drive increasingly
more content consumption." 
To that end, Reactor Labs has received interest for licensing and
advertising opportunities from multiple companies, including
high-profile consumer electronics and automotive brands. The company
is a recent graduate of DreamIt Ventures, and its current investors
include Windforce Ventures, ENIAC Ventures and Woodgen, among others. 
Winston is available for free in the Apple App Store in the U.S. an
a number of other English-speaking countries. It will be released in
additional countries -- as well as on Android -- in the near future. 
About Reactor Labs
 Reactor Labs is a Boulder-based startup company
creating forward-thinking products to inspire a closer, more
meaningful relationship between consumers and their personal web.
Developed by Reactor Labs and lovingly inspired by science fiction,
Winston is a speech-enabled app that uses deep semantic analysis to
transform consumers' social feeds and favorite news sites into an
intelligent, narrated, CNN-style news presentation that they can
watch and listen to via iPhone and Apple TV. For more information,
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