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Gospelr, 9/2009



GetVocal inc. is a communications incubator company focused on developing and marketing next generation communication technologies and platforms. Current startups include:

Twelephone ( - Twelephone is bringing realtime voice, video, instant messaging, and presence to Twitter using HTML5 WebRTC (real time communications) technology and Node.JS.

Surf-by-Tel ( - This technology transcodes HTML Web pages and RSS feeds to VoiceXML and visa versa to deliver speech recognition and text-to-speech technology to enable callers to surf the web using any telephone and their voice! This technology is perfect for mobile professionals and the visually impaired. Surf-by-Tel also supports MP3 files to allow your callers to listen to podcasts and music over the telephone or VoIP connection - even live streaming events!

Startups sold to date:

Teleku ( - Cloud communications platform and API (similar to Twilio and Tropo) sold to Voxeo


Nodester ( - Opensource Node.JS Platform-as-a-Service (similar to Nodejitsu, Heroku, and AppFog) sold to AppFog


Recent Milestones

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    GetVocal — GetVocal launches Twelephone, realtime voice, video, presence, and IM for Twitter (1/14/13)
    Posted 1/15/13 at 7:52pm via
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    GetVocal — GetVocal launches and sells Nodester (opensource Node.JS PaaS) to AppFog (8/28/12)
    Posted 1/1/13 at 11:39am via
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    GetVocal — GetVocal Sells Teleku to Voxeo (8/11/10)
    Posted 9/28/10 at 6:45am via
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    GetVocal — Teleku partners with I6NET to deliver Asterisk support of PhoneML and TwiML cloud-based telephony solutions (3/1/10)
    Posted 3/6/10 at 10:06pm via
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    GetVocal — GetVocal Launches Teleku (new cloud-based telecom company delivering Phone Web Service APIs to Web developers allowing them to easily build and host Voice and SMS phone applications.) (2/22/10)
    Posted 2/26/10 at 9:13am via
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    GetVocal — Launched (social shopping) (11/19/09)
    Posted 11/28/09 at 10:06am via
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    GetVocal acquired Gospelr. (9/21/09)
    Posted 9/23/09 at 10:24am via




  1. Acquired, Version 2 Launches ( [edit]
  2. GetVocal Launches - Social Shopping ( [edit]
    Teleku Launches ( [edit]
    Getvocal and I6net Partner to Bring Teleku to Asterisk ( [edit]
    Voxeo Gobbles Up Teleku ( [edit]
    AppFog Acquires Nodester As Platform As A Service Market Shows Signs Of Consolidation ( [edit]
    Twelephone Is A Telephone That Connects To Your Twitter Feed And Your Customers ( [edit]
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