Miami-based next-generation online news deliver startup Guide has raised $1 million in Seed funding from Sapient, The Knight Foundation, and actor Omar Epps. The company is launching its alpha version today, which pairs text-to-speech technology with curated online news and blog feeds to deliver a personalized, lean-back, spoken news feed. The company plans to monetize through brand sponsors and in-app purchases for avatar upgrades. [Source: TechCrunch]