Keeping up to speed with the latest corporate or team communications while on the road or away from the office can be a bit daunting. Many companies leverage video or audio messages which cannot be accessed from outside the corporate firewall. LiquidTalk, a Chicago-based startup, offers a business solution to help keep people in the corporate environment in the loop via the devices (iPhones and BlackBerry) that we all have on them at all times. It is like having iTunes for business as it syncs all your corporate communication messages to your device for on the go consumption on your own terms.
LiquidTalk aims to help companies empower their employees by
leveraging video and audio podcasts which are synced directly to an
employees' handheld device. The solution is ideal for a salesforce that
is constantly on the go. If you have a BlackBerry you probably realize how
difficult it is to get multimedia (i.e. audio and video) files to sync
up to it so you can listen or watch them from the device that is where LiquidTalk comes in by offering a platform solution.
LiquidTalk was an idea conceived by founder David Peak while stuck in traffic on the Chicago toll road in 2005 and then developed for the University of Chicago's New Venture Challenge in 2006. While LiquidTalk did not win the challenge it has been making some huge strides since showcasing its stuff at TECH cocktail 2 in October 2006 by continuing to roll out solutions for additional devices including the BlackBerry as it looks toward future releases for Palm smart phones and all of the major manufacturers. I got a chance to catch up with David at DEMO08 last month. LiquidTalk launched its BlackBerry platform at DEMO and David gave me a quick video walk through of LiquidTalk (below).
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