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Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?

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Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?: Agustino Fontevecchia of Forbes: Carl Icahn just won't sit tight.  In a filing released after market hours on Monday, the billionaire investor revealed a 9.3% passive stake in Nuance Communications, a voice-recognition company reportedly behind Apple's Siri.  Shares in the company surged in after-hours trading....
Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?

Steve Jobs Predicted Siri and the App Store In 1983 (AAPL)

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In 1983, Steve Jobs appeared at an event called the International Design Conference in Aspen to speak to a crowd of artists and designers on the theme "The Future Isn't What It Used To Be." Life, Liberty, and Technology has posted an audio recording of his full presentation. (Previously, only...
Steve Jobs Predicted Siri and the App Store In 1983 (AAPL)

10 Million Translations Later, SayHi Translate Rolls Out Major Update

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One of the hot companies at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York this week was the real-time people-powered translation service Babelverse. Quite often, though, Google Translate-style machine translation is good enough and there is clearly a huge market for all kinds of translation services. SayHi Translate, a $0.99 iOS app that...
10 Million Translations Later, SayHi Translate Rolls Out Major Update

Nuance To Acquire Ditech Networks For $1.45/Share To Bolster Voice-To-Text Capabilities

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Looks like Nuance has been up to more than just updating its myriad applications. The company has announced that it will acquire San Jose-based Ditech Networks for $1.45 per share, which works out to a net total of $22.5 million. While the boards of both companies have signed off on...
Nuance To Acquire Ditech Networks For $1.45/Share To Bolster Voice-To-Text Capabilities

Duolingo Adds Offline Mode And Speech Recognition To Its Mobile App

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Duolingo, the popular language-learning service founded by CAPTCHA co-inventor and reCAPTCHA founder Luis von Ahn, just launched the latest version of its mobile app for the iPhone. This new version introduces an offline mode, so users can now do their lessons on the subway and on planes, as well as...
Duolingo Adds Offline Mode And Speech Recognition To Its Mobile App
Match and raise: BMW adds Siri-like voice dictation, then builds a touchpad into iDrive

Say goodbye to the pin: voice recognition takes over at Barclays Wealth

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Barclays Wealth customers will no longer need to answer security questions and remember pin codes to use telephone banking.    ...
Say goodbye to the pin: voice recognition takes over at Barclays Wealth

Google's Knowledge Graph Expands To More Languages, Including Italian, Japanese And Russian

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Google Fellow Ben Gomes just took the stage at LeWeb Paris and announced that Google’s Knowledge Graph project is now available in a number of new languages, including Italian and Russian (we’re still confirming if Google also added other languages, too). The Knowledge Graph project, which is one of Google’s...
Google's Knowledge Graph Expands To More Languages, Including Italian, Japanese And Russian
Three ways Android is kicking the iPhone 5 to the curb

Android UI boss: Android only 'a third of the way' to where it should be

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Google’s (GOOG) Android platform has made great strides since it launched four years ago. It has grown to become the most widely used smartphone OS in the world by a staggering margin, and the look and feel of the platform have shifted dramatically in recent years. While Android 2.3...
Android UI boss: Android only 'a third of the way' to where it should be

Microsoft working to bring improved voice recognition to its mobile Bing app [video]

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Microsoft working to bring improved voice recognition to its mobile Bing app [video]
Interview: AT&T’s Lurie on building the iOS of the connected home
Meet the world’s first voice-enabled Bible: A Siri for John 3:16?

Microsoft partners with Audible to enhance Windows Phone voice recognition, available for WP 7.5 and up

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Siri, S Voice -- well, now Microsoft's got its own answer to those rival voice services and it's coming in the form of a partnership with Audible on the Windows Phone platform. Redmond's very own Kevin Gallo took to the stage at today's Summit in San Francisco to demo...
Microsoft partners with Audible to enhance Windows Phone voice recognition, available for WP 7.5 and up

Online Polish Loses Some Of Its Polish

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If it is to be true to its name, the World Wide Web ought to reflect the planet's full cultural and linguistic diversity. Currently, though, many sites and tools remain optimized for English and its character set, although that's gradually changing as other countries with different languages and writing...
Online Polish Loses Some Of Its Polish

Google Now vs. S Voice: What's the best voice control app on Android? (video)

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Android users have been waiting patiently for some months now to get a voice recognition app of their very own that actually works. Samsung led the charge this spring with S Voice on the Galaxy S3, but Google itself is now joining the fray with Google Now voice search —...
Google Now vs. S Voice: What's the best voice control app on Android? (video)

Nuance Dragon ID secures phones, tablets and PCs with your voice

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Do you wish your phone would wake up when you commanded it to, like Galaxy S III? Well, it's not gonna happen (at least not without some hacking). But, your next phone might just sport the feature, all without having to be saddled with the rest of TouchWiz. Nuance...
Nuance Dragon ID secures phones, tablets and PCs with your voice
10 Compelling Ways People Plan To Use Google Glass

Google and Kia partnership will bring Google Maps and Places to new cars this year

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Korean car-maker Kia is set to give its UVO eServices telematics a huge shot in the arm, teaming up with Google to offer its next-generation navigation system. The new setup will debut in this year's Sorento CUV, which is scheduled to arrive in Q1. Kia's updated (once Microsoft-assisted) UVO...
Google and Kia partnership will bring Google Maps and Places to new cars this year

Tim Cook: Siri has “unbelievable potential”, expect new features in the coming months

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Tim Cook has revealed that Apple will launch a set of new features for Siri “in the coming months”, as it looks to build on the “unbelievable potential” that the virtual personal assistant has. Cook teased an audience at the All Things D conference by revealing that Siri users can expect...
Tim Cook: Siri has “unbelievable potential”, expect new features in the coming months
Google is bringing voice control to Chrome

Can India’s JustDial Make it in the US?

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There is one word used over and over again in India to describe JustDial: Addictive. Said on entrepreneur I spoke with, “My mom lives in a village. I didn’t even know she’d heard of JustDial and recently she was telling me she’s addicted to it. She says before she can...
Can India’s JustDial Make it in the US?

Xbox Live launches app for Pizza Hut food delivery

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A new Microsoft Xbox Live app, scheduled to launch on April 23, will allow users of the gaming and media service to order Pizza Hut products directly from the Xbox 360 console. The new app gives customers access to the restaurant's entire menu, and features full Kinect integration in addition...
Xbox Live launches app for Pizza Hut food delivery

Fujitsu outs new Lifebook laptops and an Ivy Bridge-packing Ultrabook

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Fujitsu started announcing its new summer lineup yesterday, unveiling two new Lifebook LH series laptops with Ivy Bridge under the hood. The company is back today with more Intel third-gen goodness and a new super-light notebook, all of which will start shipping in Japan on May 17th. Up first...
Fujitsu outs new Lifebook laptops and an Ivy Bridge-packing Ultrabook
Full hour long 1983 Steve Jobs speech from International Design Conference surfaces [Audio]

Nuance's Project Wintermute targets Siri and Google Now with cross-platform virtual assistant

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Nuance is working, not so quietly it turns out, on a challenger to Siri and Google Now. Codenamed Project Wintermute, the voice recognition pioneer's latest effort focuses on building a cross-platform, cloud-based virtual assistant. Nuance VP Matt Revis told The Next Web, that the company "want[s] to be completely...
Nuance's Project Wintermute targets Siri and Google Now with cross-platform virtual assistant

Waking the Dragon: Nuance brings its Dragon Mobile Assistant app to Android 2.3 and higher in the US

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Nuance Communications has announced an update of its Dragon Mobile Assistant app for Android, making it available for devices running version 2.3 and higher of this OS. Launched in October, the app was initially only compatible with Android 4.0 and higher. Developed by Nuance, which is a well-known name in...
Waking the Dragon: Nuance brings its Dragon Mobile Assistant app to Android 2.3 and higher in the US
Google Glass software update released, adds multi-shot, HDR photos, and photo captions

Voice Recognition? Pshaw. Samsung Brings Handwriting Recognition To Smartphones, Tablets

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Samsung's Galaxy Note products will support a nifty new handwriting recognition technology provided by the firm Vision Objects. In doing so, it's reaching out to an unlikely adopter: the paper-loving Luddite. When Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in August, it introduced the S Pen stylus, which helped Samsung...
Voice Recognition? Pshaw. Samsung Brings Handwriting Recognition To Smartphones, Tablets

Security startup Nok Nok Labs wants to rid the world of passwords

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Startup Nok Nok Labs has developed a security protocol that asks end users to substitute stronger authentication tools such as fingerprints and voice recognition for the usual user names and passwords. Named after the classic knock-knock joke, Nok Nok Labs wants to revolutionize online identity authentication with tools that already...
Security startup Nok Nok Labs wants to rid the world of passwords
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