Could Yap Be The Next Big Speech Recognition Player?

Microsoft today said it has tapped Yap to power its voice-to-text application for BlackBerry users on Sprint's network. The move is something of a coming-out for the North Carolina startup, which has joined a crowded field of speech recognition software vendors.…

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Nuance Killing SpinVox's D2C Service

Nuance is pulling the plug on SpinVox's consumer service, which transcribes voice to text for UK users. The move is a logical one given Nuance's strategy of selling the offering to corporate customers, but SpinVox's users have taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure.…

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Nuance Pockets SpinVox for Measly $102.5M

The deal appears to be a bargain for Nuance, which gets some large carrier customers and new languages with the acquisition. These should help as Nuance takes on both Google and Microsoft as voice recognition continues to expand into the mainstream.…

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SpinVox: From Flush to Flushed

After losses and drama, more than $100 million in outside funding and a $500 million valuation, reports say London-based Spinvox could be bought for a mere $150 million by Nuance Communications, as Nuance tries to consolidate its leadership position in speech and voice recognition services.…

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