Nuance Continues Move Into Mobile With Tegic Buy
Jun 21, 2007, 5:24 PM by (staff)
Nuance, a voice recognition software company, has agreed to buy Tegic from AOL. Tegic is responsible for T9 predictive text input which is used in the majority of phones sold in the US with numeric keypads. Despite its lion's share of the market, Nuance has revealed that Tegic is not profitable, however the company has paid $265 million for it. Last month Nuance bought VoiceSignal, which supplies phone manufacturers with speaker independent voice recognition software. The company is hoping to combine the two products to develop unique input methods.
Google Debuts Handwriting Keyboard
Google today made available a new keyboard for Android devices that allows people to handwrite text in 82 languages rather than type on the keys. According to Google, the main features allow for printed and script handwriting recognition, voice input, and emoji support.
LG V30's Floating Bar Born from the Nixed Second Screen
LG has revealed details about the user interface that will front the forthcoming V30 handset, and the company has fully done away with the Second Screen that appeared on the V10 and V20 devices. The V30 adopts LG's FullVision display aspect ratio (18:9) and the company no longer feels the Second Screen — a small display that sat above the main display — is necessary.
Verizon to Share Customer Browsing Data with AOL
Verizon recently indicated it plans to let AOL track its customers' mobile browsing activity through the use of a supercookie. The supercookie is a controversial tool used by Verizon to help it build user profiles via the browser.
AT&T, Verizon Bringing Store-Within-A-Store to Best Buy
AT&T today said it has partnered with Best Buy to create a dedicated space inside Best Buy stores that's unique to AT&T. The AT&T-themed section will resemble the store-within-a-store format already used in Best Buy stores by Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung.
Apple Picks Up Perceptio, Another Artificial Intelligence Firm
Apple confirmed that it has acquired a small startup called Perceptio that develops artificial intelligence software. Specifically, Perceptio lets businesses push advanced AI on smartphones without forcing end users to share too much of their data.
i forgot these companys where still around. but alright another product to be put into cell phones.
It looks like Nuance is going to use Tegic and VoiceSignal to perhaps come up with an app that allo...