Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality. Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing.

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Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories. The distinction between products and services blurs, as physical products are increasingly embedded into service-based solutions, where the clients pay for the services they receive, not the products embodied in the solutions. He views cloud computing as being primarily a story of production.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: What economists don't.

Steve Denning

In today’s knowledge economy, the motivation of workers is a key determinant of productivity. Posted by: Johanna Kotipelto | December 31, 2010 at 04:54 PM I was enjoying the article - until the final third!

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

» December 19, 2010 BOOK REVIEW: The New Capitalist Manifesto by Umair Haque The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business by Umair Haque (Boston: Harvard  Business Revew Press, 2011).

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: My New Year's Resolutions

Steve Denning

I will tell stories that show why most of the firms in the Fortune 500 are much less productive than they were fifty years ago, not because managers have forgotten how to manage but rather because the economic context has shifted and management hasn’t.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. Global web training by a Systems Engineering Manager at a Large Product Corporation. Company-wide training modules by a Lead Courseware Developer at a Security Products Corporation.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

About 15 years ago, the supply part of media’s supply-and-demand curve went parabolic, with a predictably inverse effect on price. In the future, at least some methods of producing video for the web will become as complex, with as many details to attend to, as television has today, and people will doubtless make pots of money on those forms of production. This entry was posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 12:50 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. Clay Shirky.

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 28 June 2010 No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment For lack of a logo, heres the Snowbird resort where the Agile Manifesto was developed back in 2001 Agile Software Development presently is suffering from evangelisation, it seems.

Open Education and Market Forces

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If allowed, free enterprise would undoubtedly offer such a product (generally to be given as gifts, I would imagine). That even if private enterprise were to be able to manage education more efficiently, the product offered would be harmful to society. We need and must recognize that open educational resources are at once both the product and the property of those people who are intended to learn from them.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Why are the Fortune 500.

Steve Denning

The physicists discovered that corporate productivity, unlike urban productivity, was inversely related to size. “As To learn how management is being radically reinvented to escape the trap of hierarchical bureaucracy and declining productivity, go here.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 13 December 2010 2010-2020: The Great Divide A Great Divide is what I see for the coming decade. PaaS your DTAP: Test, Acceptance and Pre-production systems have never come at a cheaper price. Business or Pleasure? -

"12 Things Good Bosses Believe" is the Most Popular Post at HBR in.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. « Good Boss, Bad Boss on Five "Best Business Book" Lists for 2010 | Main. | My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior » "12 Things Good Bosses Believe" is the Most Popular Post at HBR in 2010.   December 28, 2010 in Bosses , Evidence-based Management , Thoughts on Books | Permalink.

Apple’s iPad and the importance of price

Adaptive Path

One of the architects of the product, Jeff Hawkins, left Tandy to strike out on his own with Palm Computing. While the quality and characteristics of the product’s behavior were crucial, it’s revealing that among the top considerations was price.

The revolution brewing in the world of work: Q&A with Rod Collins

Steve Denning

For the last 150 years, the work of large organizations has been about mass production and making centralization effective. Mass production equaled market power, and the greater their capacity, the more the bosses had the sense that they were in control.

Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 18 August 2010 Why #VRM is Fools Gold There, off my chest. There is no relationship if theres not a darn good product in the first place. But if the product is satisfactory, you just use it So why this VRM ? Business or Pleasure? -

Strategy & Business Lists Hard Facts Among Decade's 10 Most.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Strategy and Business just released a list of the 10 "most significant books" published between 2001 and 20102010 Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance , by Boris Groysberg. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters.

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Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use

Martijn Linssen

Why acquisition beats retention 2010 - year in review ► 2010 (100) ► December (13) Determination - the 99-1 rule Without the need to think, people stop doing so The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adap. Business or Pleasure? -

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth. US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. As the US recovers from the financial.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Because the product is more expensive. "

UX Week 2010. Robot says it’s going to rock.

Adaptive Path

Only 88 more days until UX Week 2010! Or tasty soy product. And you definitely want to register by May 31st when the early bird pricing ends. Use code BLOG for 10% off the early bird price. We are seriously excited. There is so much goodness packed into four days.

New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. Good Boss, Bad Boss on Five "Best Business Book" Lists for 2010 » New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and Their Teams Play Better.   December 19, 2010 in Bosses , Leadership , Sports | Permalink. Posted by: Gary Cohen | December 27, 2010 at 06:50 PM. Bob Sutton.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Make talent development.

Steve Denning

If you are in consumer electronics, product development is critical. December 27, 2010 in Book reviews , HR , Radical Management | Permalink Technorati Tags : CEO , HR , retention , talent Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Our Dickensian economy.

Steve Denning

The American story for two centuries was one of real wages advancing more or less in line with productivity. Since 1978, productivity in the nonfarm business sector is up 86%, but real compensation per hour (which includes fringe benefits) is up just 37%.

Time on Team building: choose women ahead of the next Einstein

Steve Denning

Really Happens » December 02, 2010 Time on Team building: choose women ahead of the next Einstein An interesting article in Time magazine (via Kare Anderson) on the importance of teams and how to build them.

Laughter in the workplace

Steve Denning

Main | Busting the glass ceiling in high-tech startups » December 04, 2010 Laughter in the workplace Laughter is one thing that struck me about the innovative workplaces I encountered.

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. By harnessing major technological shifts and adopting best business practices, we can not only make our government far more productive, but also foster greater innovation in areas ranging from healthcare to education and energy – innovation that will generate economic growth and job creation. “We

Customer-Centric Capitalism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He uses historical stock prices from the S&P 500 to show that shareholders actually earned lower returns in the shareholder value era of the past thirty years than they did over the previous several decades. Shareholder value capitalism encouraged the management of the company to take actions to increase the price of the stock in the short term, both to satisfy investors and to help increase their own compensation. What is the primary responsibility of a business?

UX Week 2010 keywords: Games, social, iPad, visualization, service, future

Adaptive Path

We’re just a little over 2 months away from UX Week 2010 , our flagship event celebrating all things user experience. Whether in the service of mercenary ends (selling products) or for societal good (environmentally-friendly activities), we are increasingly called upon to shift user’s behaviors with our work. And then register with the discount code BLOG and get 10% off the already discounted registration price!

MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Ross Dawson

More importantly, traffic is definitely not proportional to revenue, with advertising for niche markets priced very differently to generic social media chatter. I just caught up for a coffee with Nick Love, head of MySpace and IGN Australia.

An Amazing Story About a Certified Asshole on This American Life.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. « "Lend Me Your Wallets:" Research on the Link Between Charismatic CEOs and Stock Price, Featuring Steve Jobs | Main.   November 21, 2010 in Bosses , The No Asshole Rule | Permalink. Posted by: IesoAneba | November 29, 2010 at 09:06 AM. Posted by: Jacob Kelgard | November 21, 2010 at 07:59 PM.

The Social Network Business Plan – Review

Harold Jarche

The Social Network Business Plan: 18 strategies that will create great Wealth by David Silver.

What price sobriety (in vouchers)?

Mind Hacks

Hence, in the Market State that has emerged, corporations and sovereign states make decisions on the production and distribution of Earth’s common resources more or less as a unitary system — with minimal participation from the people who depend on these commons for their livelihood and well-being.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: WIKILEAKS: President.

Steve Denning

This is not just a matter of job satisfaction: in a world of knowledge work, engagement is the key determinant of productivity. Posted by: Zcferres | December 14, 2010 at 06:39 PM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

Reinventing management: The transition from hierarchy to self.

Steve Denning

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The best way to break into a business is to offer new products or processes.” how well does the new technology fit with existing legacy products, services and installed base?; how well does the new technology and related products and services fit with the overall organization?; The first task of our new parallel supercomputer unit was to decide on the overall product design, including choice of microprocessor, software and parallel architecture.

Harnessing Ignorance to Spark Creativity - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. December 03, 2010 in Innovation , Leadership | Permalink. Posted by: Generalist | December 07, 2010 at 09:34 AM. Posted by: Adam Hartung | December 07, 2010 at 07:49 AM. Posted by: Jessica Reeves | December 07, 2010 at 06:17 AM. December 07, 2010 at 05:21 AM. Bob Sutton.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lean principles is the name given to a group of production techniques developed by Japanese manufacturing companies around the 1970s-1980s to maximize customer value while reducing wasteful resource.

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the steam engine in the late 18th century, technology advances have been radically improving the productivity of business, enabling companies to significantly lower their prices while providing higher quality products and services.

Frontiers of Planned Obsolesence

Doc Searls

Our iPad was new in the summer of 2010: first generation. But it’s as much a feature as a bug for many kinds of products, including (and perhaps especially) consumer electronics. Given the original price ($800-something), it will end up having cost about $200 per year. Prices aren’t there (far as I can tell). It was top-of-the-line, with 64Gb of storage and 3G connectivity. And it still works well. But the number of apps it runs is going steadily down.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, unlike the prices of goods and services in most other industries, ICT prices have declined 63% between 1983 and 2010, driven by the dramatic advances in digital technologies over that time span.

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