WWDC: Check In Monday For Live Coverage At Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference

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On Monday, I’ll be in San Francisco to cover Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference at the Moscone Center, which will kick off with a keynote at 10 a.m. Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is expected to unveil the 3G iPhone, and also announce availability of the App store and Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Exchange support. And frankly, at this point, if none of those things happen, I wouldn’t be surprised if the sold-out crowd of developers stage a riot. The five-day developer conference will also feature the first iPhone developer track ever, but unfortunately, press access is limited to attending the keynote.

And, if you really can’t wait much longer, RoughlyDrafted magazine did a good job of spying on Apple as it sets up the conference center, and has plenty of photos to whet your appetite. We’ll have our own on Monday, in addition to as much coverage as I can muster, so be sure to check back!

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Nuance Communications

With all eyes in the mobile world on Apple this week I thought I thought the time was right to talk about what we believe is the best way to conduct a mobile web search on a device like the iPhone…a device with a rich, full screen, touchscreen only. Namely: Voice search. You say it, our speech recognition (running on a server) produces text, the text automatically dumps into the search engine that’s the subscriber’s choice (Google, AOL, MSN, etc.), the search engine returns results. Or via voice, search for any content from your local iTunes playlists.

Using the Apple developer kit, we’ve been hard at work developing impressive technology that make the iPhones capabilities even more powerful. Voice search. Song search and selection. At the touch of a button and simply by saying the word. Over the next few days – as the excitement mounts for the WWDC – we’ll be sharing more and more details here on our blog. For now though, I think all of us should sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Of course, we believe the most powerful use of speech would be running on the iPhone itself (vs a remote server) and made available to the developer community via iPhone’s SDK APIs.

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