Thursday, November 10, 2011

Amazon Has Acquired Yap, the Closest Thing to a Siri Clone It Can Find - Tricia Duryee - Commerce - AllThingsD

Look who’s talking too?…

Reports of the acquisition surfaced earlier today after CLT, a Charlotte-based blog, connected a couple of obscure dots. First, it tracked down an SEC filing that shows that as of Sept. 8, Yap was acquired by Yarmuth Dion. Then, it discovered that Yarmouth Dion has the same mailing address as Amazon’s Seattle headquarters.

Media reports immediately jumped to the conclusion that Amazon was interested in the company’s speech recognition technology so it could compete with Siri, the voice-controlled assistant found on Apple’s newest iPhone.

And, from what we dug up, that sounds about right.

Amazon Has Acquired Yap, the Closest Thing to a Siri Clone It Can Find - Tricia Duryee - Commerce - AllThingsD

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