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'TalkO'clock' Lets You Wake up to the Voice of a Random Person

— August 27, 2011 — Tech
Waking up is about to get a whole lot weirder thanks to the forthcoming TalkO'clock app. The new app is designed to function as a "social alarm clock" letting random strangers call you to wake you up.

The TalkO'clock app is extremely simple to use. Simply select a wake up time and the gender of the person you would like to call you. Callers are all volunteers who sign up to wake people via the app or online. Even if no one volunteers to call you, TalkO'clock will still send you a wake up call using its handy call-bot. TalkO'clock makes all of the connections between the two parties so you never have to worry about some random creeper having your number. The service encourages its participants to creatively wake people up. What this means is yet to be discovered as the app has yet to be released. TalkO'clock will be interesting to say the least.
Trend Themes
1. Social Alarm Clocks - Opportunity for disruption in the alarm clock industry with social features that wakes users up via random volunteers.
2. Volunteer-based Services - Opportunity for various industries to leverage volunteers for their own services, especially in areas related to time management and productivity.
3. Creative Wake-up Calls - Opportunity for innovation in personalization of wake-up calls, adding a fun and creative approach to productivity and time management.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - TalkO'clock app is a technology-based solution that offers opportunity for disruption in the alarm clock industry as well as other personal productivity applications.
2. Volunteerism - TalkO'clock app highlights the growing trend of volunteer-based services and how other industries can leverage it for more innovative solutions.
3. Wellness - TalkO'clock app's focus on creative wake-up calls offers opportunities for disruption in the wellness industry, especially in areas of sleep and relaxation.
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