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When Alan Levy's father, Maurice, was undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2006, Alan created a blog for Maurice to document his experiences. Although the younger Levy owned a telecommunications company, he knew little about the world of social media. But as he investigated the blogosphere, he saw opportunity.
"I thought it would be interesting to let bloggers--or really anyone--host their own talk shows using the phone," Levy says.