So much innovation

> A British startup wants to give more consumers more chances to hear about what’s in the paper. Otodio bills itself as the “universal, eyes-free document delivery standard.” Just as companies like enable radio listeners to hear audio versions of best sellers and any number of other books in their car, Otodio plans to offer a variety of daily newspapers and magazines in audio format to satellite radio subscribers and others. The initial target market of car-bound commuters totals tens of millions in the U.S. By one estimate, an average American spends 9% of their “awake time” in a vehicle. Otodio holds patents on its device-independent service, which uses industry standard text-to-speech technology. CEO Peter Bond says Otodio can transmit the text of a typical edition of the New York Times in a few seconds to a satellite radio receiver, MP3 player, or even a cell phone. (

> Developers and designers are being encouraged to come up with innovative ways of using TV and radio schedules by taking part in a BBC competition. The competition, announced at the Open Tech conference in London, has been organised by the BBC’s developer network. (BBC News)

> The deluge of spam that pours into email inboxes each day could by curtailed using software that learns to identify the routes taken by unwanted messages, researchers say. A team from IBM and Cornell University in New York state, US, developed the anti-spam technique, which they call “SMTP Path Analysis” (PDF). It involves examining information embedded in email messages about the route it has taken across the internet. This allows it to make a good guess as to whether or not a new message is electronic junk mail. (New Scientist)

> Wi-Fi on airplanes just got a lot more entertaining. Boeing this week launched a streaming television delivered straight to your laptop as part of its Connexion by Boeing high-speed Internet service. The video service will debut on Singapore Airlines, and lets passengers watch CNBC, BBC, Eurosport News, and either MSNBC (if you’re flying in the United States) or Euronews (if you’re elsewhere). (PC World)

> If you have several blogs or other sites that have their own feeds, we’ll bet a few bottom dollars you’ve been looking for a way to easily cross-promote them. Or, perhaps you’re a podcaster who would like to list your latest podcast postings in a blog sidebar or other handy garden spot somewhere on the web. The bottom line? You’ve got feeds you want to get out there where people can see ’em, and you’d like to allow people to see the feed headlines (or content itself) in some compact, convenient format. Enter BuzzBoost. It’s the latest publicity and awareness offering for FeedBurner publishers, and it’s free. (FeedBurner Burning Questions)