ZenoRadio, a Poor Man's Pandora, Is Booming $P
If you've ever wondered how some cab drivers can be on the phone for hours on end and never say a word, it's probably because they are actually listening to the radio.
Aliou Toure is a perfect example. He came from Mali 16 years ago and has been working as a driver in New York ever since. He's glued to his phone for an average of four to five hours a day, keeping up on the latest news coming out of Mali.
He's able to live stream Mali radio stations through his flip phone without the use of applications or anything else technologically advanced because of a product called ZenoRadio.
"The service is great because I listen to a lot of radio from my country," Toure said.
"We have an interesting platform that targets thousands of immigrants in the U.S.," said Baruch Herzfeld, ZenoRadio's founder. "ZenoRadio assigns U.S. phone numbers to popular ethnic radio stations from around the world. U.S. listeners do not need a smartphone to listen and the call is absolutely free."