Evoca Targets U.S. Hispanic Market and Spanish-Speaking People World-Wide with Service That...

Evoca Targets U.S. Hispanic Market and Spanish-Speaking People World-Wide with Service That Marries the Phone and Internet

Evoca Enables Users to Create Recordings On-the-Fly with the Telephone or Computer That Can Be Shared via the Web on Blogs and as Podcasts; Selects Spanish for Its First International Language Site


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Savannah, GA.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 21, 2006–Introducing its Spanish language site, the online audio recording and sharing Web community Evoca is reaching out to Spanish speakers in the U.S. and in countries where Spanish is the main language. Web users with a Spanish-language browser will automatically view http://www.evoca.com in Spanish. Additionally, a link on every page will offer to go from English to Spanish.

Evoca members can make digital recordings of any length with any telephone or sign on to Evoca.com to use Evoca’s unique in-browser recorder with a computer microphone. The digital audio (MP3) recordings can be shared through podcasting, e-mail, social networking profiles such as MySpace, e-commerce listings such as eBay, blogs, and websites.

Thousands of people around the world have signed up for Evoca since its availability in beta in March and official launch July 19.

Media in Germany and Ireland are among those reporting on Evoca’s popularity in their countries. Evoca’s acceptance in Spanish-speaking cultures has been among the most striking of its adoption rates.

“Even with the initial site in English, many of the recordings on the site are in Spanish,” said Diego Orjuela, Evoca’s co-founder and COO. A Colombian-American fluent in Spanish and English, Orjuela notes, “I’m not surprised based on what I know about Latino and Hispanic culture that Evoca would be a popular way for people to be in contact with family and friends. That and the fact that Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world made it logical for us to launch the site in Spanish as the next language after English.”

Evoca makes dedicated telephone numbers available in a number of U.S. metropolitan areas that have large Hispanic populations. Cities with their own numbers include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC.

“We created Evoca with the goal of empowering voices everywhere through a marriage of the telephone and the Internet, which have no boundaries,” according to co-founder and CEO, Murem Sharpe. “Evoca is the vanguard of sites that empower the mainstream to create their own content on the Internet.”

About Evoca LLC

Evoca is the first easy-to-use Web service to create, organize, share and search consumer-generated audio. EvocaTell(TM) turns a telephone into a Podcasting station and a computer into an MP3 recorder through the EvocaMic(TM) in-browser recorder. Its mission is to add the human voice to the Internet by providing opportunities for self-expression; enhancing personal and professional communications; and integrating voice recording with other Web-resident services, including social networking, publishing, blogging and e-commerce.

Evoca Targets U.S. Hispanic Market and Spanish-Speaking People World-Wide with Service That Marries the Phone and Internet