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Like most of you, I am addicted to reading Agent Genius. Often, I find it difficult to keep current at today’s fast pace of content production on Agent Genius! I wish there was a way to upload the most recent articles to my iPod or mp3 player so instead of reading them, I can save tons of time by listening to them while I’m jogging, cleaning, driving, waiting at the doctor’s office, DMV or in line at the grocery store- that way I might be able to keep up with everything.

I’m excited to announce that the future is now here! Agent Genius has teamed up with PimpMyNews and now, AG is a “Featured Publisher” and all articles are being converted to mp3 so at no charge, readers can simply create a playlist, synch to an iPhone, iPod, mp3 player or even just your computer and get to listening! I can’t tell you how excited I am about Agent Genius news being pimped- the voice you’ll hear is clear, crisp, and more accurate than I had ever imagined. I even love the voice fluctuations!

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So What Now?

Right this minute, download Agent Genius articles to your mp3 player of choice, then when you have free time, head back to the site and leave your comments and be part of the time saving conversation community- how cool is Pimp My News?

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Daniel Rothamel

    March 19, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    It is interesting. You are right, the accuracy of the translation is way better than I had expected. Pretty cool.

  2. Matthew Rathbun

    March 19, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Yep, one more toy to play with and influence my next car accident ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lani Anglin-Rosales

    March 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Daniel- I wonder if Stephen Hawking has upgraded to a more Pimp My News type voice? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Matthew- oh come on, it’s better than listening to jazz in the car! At least you won’t fall asleep ๐Ÿ™‚ I recommend using it while exercising, the voice has a great beat to it!

    The founder, John Atkinson is a increcibly smart guy and we anticipate that Pimp My News is the next big tool in blogging!!!

  4. Jay Thompson

    March 19, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Very cool. Guess it’s time to buy an iPod (or steal one from my kids).

    “I recommend using it while exercising”

    Uhm, that assumes one exercises….

  5. Lani Anglin-Rosales

    March 19, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Jay, walking to the fridge = workout ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I’m pretty sure driving burns calories too. iPod shuffles are only $49.00 now and I heard a rumor that Best Buy has them on sale for $30 since they’re about to come out with a new one. Plus, it’s tiny and clips to your shirt. Do it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Benjamin Bach

    March 19, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    SICK Lani. OG, AG

  7. Lani Anglin-Rosales

    March 19, 2008 at 8:35 pm


  8. Toby & Saide

    March 19, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Darn, now I’m going to have to get an iPod. My wife is going to hate you…

  9. Toby & Saide

    March 19, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Lani – Regarding Best Buy dropping the iPod Shuffle to $30, that hasn’t happened yet. It was still $49 when I was at work last night.

  10. Ines

    March 19, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    I am dying to hear my accent on this ๐Ÿ˜‰ but it won’t let me sign up – I’ll try again tomorrow

  11. Lani Anglin-Rosales

    March 19, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Toby, that’s good to know- any word on when that’s supposed to happen or if it’s even true?

    Ines, you’re silly- there’s only one voice and you don’t record it, it automatically translates agent genius articles into a unified voice as soon as they’ve been published on the AG site. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The founder of Pimp My News will be reading comments here, so any feedback is highly encouraged!

  12. Toby Boyce

    March 19, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    It is a clearance kind of thing. They’ll keep dropping the price until they get rid of them all. Just saw that they are on sale – $2.50 off – on the Web site.

    If one the warehouse or store has a lot of one color, they’ll drop the prices dramatically. An example is that we have two cameras – exact same thing – but one is red and one is silver. The silver is $199 and the red is $149. Why? More people were buying the silver so we had to discount the red.

    Amazing what they can do with inventory tracking.

  13. Daytona Beach Florida Rentals

    March 20, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Nice option to those to be connnected 24/7. It’s amazing how far tech has come. Let me know when you get the option that alerts you brain and you read and comment from your thoughts. Only kidding but ya know they probably already have it in the military covert operations.

  14. John Atkinson

    March 20, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Hi folks, John from PimpMyNews here… I am so excited that you’re interested in PimpMyNews!

    We created it for social people on the go (like you;) – so you can listen to your favorite blogs while doing other things (like drive to showings, workout, etc) We think it beats sitting at a computer “searching, sifting and reading.”

    3 Ways you can use PimpMyNews:
    1) On Your Mac or PC – hit the “full site” at Sign up, create your personal playlist and get all the functionality (it’s free and only takes a few minutes)

    2) On Your iPod or Any MP3 Player – During sign up, you can set up a daily podcast, sync your MP3 player (like any other podcast), and listen to 10 minutes of uninterrupted stories per day from your fav blogs, anywhere.

    3) On Your iPhone or iPod Touch: Access the mobile site at to stream audio of breaking stories, share stories, etc.(same functionality as the full site)

    We’d love your feedback! What other features do you want? What blogs should we add? (we have 1,000+ on the site and add more every day).

    PS: INES – Can you please shoot me an email at with the issue your having? We’ll get you going.

    PS2: Daniel – True story – Stephen Hawking changed his “Text-to-Speech” engine to the same technology we’re using! (we talk about “Stevo” all the time here).

    Co-founder & CEO,

  15. Chris Johnson

    March 21, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Wow. This is unbeliveable, that in this day and age, we can use the word “pimp” while completely overlooking the millions of women forced into prostitution at the expense of these people. Fight the pimps.

  16. Ines

    March 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Hi John – just sent you an e-mail, thanks!

  17. John Atkinson

    March 21, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Chris, The word “Pimp” also has a positive meaning – it means to “personalize” or “improve” something – like in the hit MTV show Pimp My Ride

    Our free service let’s users personalize and improve their news – hence the name PimpMyNews.

    I agree that we should fight people who exploit women.

  18. Chris Johnson

    March 21, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Was just trolling, so sorry…

  19. Ines

    March 22, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Just wanted to let everyone know that John e-mailed me personally and solved my subscription problem – you can tell a lot about a company by the type of customer service they provide. Thanks John!

    ……and the actually reading is clear and with great intonations! – now they have to work on a Spanish accent. ๐Ÿ™‚

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