Nuance to Acquire Transcription Company
Nuance Communications today announced that it has agreed to purchase Transcend, a company that offers medical transcription and speech editing products, for $300 million in cash. Nuance said that the purchase will help it expands its customer base into the medical field. Nuance has acquired a number of other voice transcription and predictive text companies in the last year, including the popular Swype Android keyboard. Nuance also recently announced that it is providing the technology behind Alltel's voice-to-text transcription service for customer texts and emails.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.
Google's Speech-to-Text App Gains New Powers
Google recently updated its Text-to-Speech app for Android devices and gave the tool a handful of new features. The app adds support for Bengali, Danish, English, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, and Mandarin.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.
Nuance Puts Swipe+Dragon In the App Graveyard
Nuance says its Swype+Dragon application for Android and iOS has reached end of development. "Nuance will no longer be updating the Swype+Dragon keyboard for Android.