Hear-all-about-it app hits road

Arkansas native sells Ford on idea of audio newsstand

Posted: January 14, 2013 at 12:13 a.m.

Tirrell Payton (right) who grew up in Arkansas and is now chief executive officer of BT Software and developer of the new Kaliki smart-phone app, demonstrates for Janice Ward, business development director at CBC, how the application integrates with Ford’s SYNC AppLink, allowing drivers to control the app with their voices while in a vehicle.

Tirrell Payton doesn’t think consumers’ stepping over the newspaper delivered to their doorstep is a sign they’re not interested in the latest news — they simply don’t have time to read it.

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Business, Pages 19 on 01/14/2013