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Samsung may purchase voice assistant company Nuance

Samsung may purchase voice assistant company Nuance

Nuance Communications, who champion the popular Dragon voice-to-text assistant, are reportedly entertaining buyout offers. The company is said to have begun discussions with several suitors, according to those familiar with the situation. Those talks are with both existing tech companies and private equity firms.

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Qualcomm Toq smartwatch adds Nuance dictation: Hands-on

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch adds Nuance dictation: Hands-on

Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch is a work-in-progress, but while the chip company waits for its reference design to be picked up, it's enhancing the experience with a Nuance-powered voice-to-text system. Toq Talk uses Nuance's speech recognition engine to allow dictated replies to messages straight from your wrist; we've been testing it out, so read on for some first-impressions.

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Nuance CEO confirms Siri involvement

Nuance CEO confirms Siri involvement

Nuance has long been suspected of being the driving force behind Apple's Siri virtual assistant technology in iOS devices. However, neither Apple or Nuance have ever actually confirmed whether or not this is true, until now. Nuance CEO Paul Ricci said today during the D11 conference that the company is "a fundamental provider for Apple."

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Swype now available via Google Play

Swype now available via Google Play

Nuance has rolled out its latest update for Swype, bringing with it some new keyboard themes, and a few other improvements and and change. The big news, however, is that for the first time Android users can get the keyboard app from Google Play, which has a limited-time special price of $0.99, after which point you'll have to shell out an unspecified amount.

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Nuance Voice Ads turn your phone into a chatty salesman

Nuance Voice Ads turn your phone into a chatty salesman

Could Siri start selling to you? Maybe so, if Nuance has its way: the company has launched Voice Ads, a system of dynamically injecting spoken promotions into digital personal assistant services like Apple's Siri. Aiming to make commercials more engaging - and thus increase the number of people who actually act on them - the first iteration of Voice Ads will see promotional content on smartphones and tablets invite users to speak to them, with an ensuing conversation including a sales message.

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Panasonic and Nuance announce smart TVs with Dragon TV

Panasonic and Nuance announce smart TVs with Dragon TV

Nuance is a company that has been around for a long time producing software for computers and other devices that allows voice interaction rather than typing. Over the years, Nuance has expanded its software from something available on computers for people who don't want to type for one reason or another to being used in cars and on many mobile devices. Panasonic and Nuance have now teamed up to make smart TVs even smarter.

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ZTE joins up with Nuance, voice integrated devices will roll out this year

ZTE joins up with Nuance, voice integrated devices will roll out this year

Nuance, maker of the popular voice dictation software Dragon Naturally Speaking, has been making itself known today, first announcing this morning at CES that it has bestowed Swype with some new features. The company has followed this up with an announcement that it has entered into a partnership with ZTE, bringing its voice features to the Chinese company's smartphones.

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