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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Buy to Stop Selling Huawei Phones
Best Buy is expected to drop products made by Huawei over the next few weeks, reports CNET. Citing a source familiar with Best Buy's plan, CNET says the company will sell through the stock of devices such as Huawei's smartphones that are already in its stores, but the electronics retailer will not replenish supplies of Huawei phones.
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...