HeyAnita Creates Rapid Messaging Service

Los Angeles-based HeyAnita ( said that it has unveiled a commercial version of its Rapid Message Service software, a new voice-based service which replaces text with spoken voice. The company's software acts much like voicemail, however sends a text message to a subscriber telling them a voice message is available to them. In addition, the software allows for sending voice messages to a large number of people, such as updating an entire company via voice, or broadcasting to a group.