The Microsoft-Nuance Deal: A new push for voice technology?

Microsoft’s decision to acquire speech-recognition firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion, the company’s biggest purchase since forking out $26 billion for LinkedIn, could provide a real boost for voice technology, analysts said.

“There are lots of companies, and start-ups, doing voice recognition, but Nuance has been a leader in this area for years,” said Blair Pleasant, president and principal analyst for COMMfusion.” It has the technology, partnerships, customers, and expertise needed to further succeed and grow.”

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Source:: Computerworld