Friday, January 25, 2013

Amazon’s acquisition of text-to-speech company IVONA could help it battle lawsuits (and Siri) — Tech News and Analysis [GigaOM]

For speculation about another possible Amazon acquisition, see Amazon is Going to Buy Liquavista (The Digital Reader)
"Of course, IVONA’s technology could also help Amazon create a competitor to Apple’s Siri voice-recognition technology. (Rumors that Amazon is working on a smartphone have been making their way around the internet for awhile.) It seems more likely, though, that the primary driver of this acquisition is Amazon’s desire to avoid future lawsuits — and to get Kindles into more hands worldwide."
Amazon’s acquisition of text-to-speech company IVONA could help it battle lawsuits (and Siri) — Tech News and Analysis
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