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Rivet is a smart audio creation and distribution company. Our platform is state-of-the-art, combining award-winning interactive media content, voice technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable you to get your stories heard everywhere. 

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Chicago Innovation and Rivet launch new podcast, Innovating...Chicago-Style, to showcase stories behind the region’s most innovative companies and founders

Terri Lydon

CHICAGO – December 19, 2018: Chicago Innovation, an organization that educates, connects and celebrates innovators in the Chicago region, has partnered with Rivet, a smart audio creation and distribution company, to produce a new podcast series, Innovating…Chicago-Style, spotlighting winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards over the last 15 years.

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Rivet Radio partners with Scripps to create audio content for Amazon’s Alexa speakers

Terri Lydon

CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2017 — Television news stations are turning to Rivet Radio to reach listeners at home through Amazon’s line of Echo smart speakers. Rivet Radio, a forerunner in the creation, management and distribution of smart audio, recently completed a successful one-market pilot with The E.W. Scripps Company, creating and delivering audio news stories to reach into listeners’ homes through smart speakers.

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Rivet Radio Launches News On Hold on Genesys AppFoundry

Terri Lydon

Marketplace of business applications focused 100% on customer experience; Rivet Radio leverages industry-leading Genesys Customer Experience Platform to deliver world-class solutions

Rivet Radio has launched News On Hold on the Genesys AppFoundry – a newly available online marketplace focused on customer experience solutions. The AppFoundry allows Genesys customers to discover, research and connect with a broad range of customer experience applications, integrations and services that address their unique customer needs.

According to Forrester Research, 73% of callers say that valuing their time is the most important thing a company can do to provide great customer service. Rivet’s News On Hold product demonstrates appreciation by providing callers with engaging and informative bite-sized news stories during their hold time. News categories include headlines, arts and entertainment, technology, government and politics and more, and can be tailored by what a business wants its callers to hear.

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Pandora-like news radio app about to launch

Terri Lydon

By: Melissa Harris, Chicago Tribune

The concept is modeled after online radio service Pandora, except the rolling content is news, not music. The Rivet News Radio app will feature national and local news, hyperlocal traffic reports and weather. Users can also adjust the settings so that songs stored on one’s iPhone play between the news reports.

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A step fast-forward for radio news?

Terri Lydon

By: Michael Miner, Chicago Reader

Radio communication has come a long way since World War I, when the tactic of sending infantry forward shielded by an artillery barrage was confounded by the inability of the advancing infantry to tell the distant cannoneers exactly where they were.

By World War II the problem was solved, and a staple of the Hollywood movies of that era is the scene where a crouching radioman whispers coordinates. Today there’s not much radio can’t do: we hop in the car, punch a button on the dash, and settle into the music that puts our minds at ease or the news that tells us what’s going on all over the world and our city. During rush hours, radio reports incessantly on the state of the expressways, allowing us to plan our routes accordingly.

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