Microsoft bets big on healthcare; buys AI speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 Billion

In the latest development, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Nuance Communications, in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion, inclusive of net debt. As a part of the deal, the Redmond tech giant will pay $56 per share for Nuance, a 23% premium over the closing price of Nuance on Friday, April 9. The transaction is expected to be closed this calendar year. Continue reading “Microsoft bets big on healthcare; buys AI speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 Billion”

HERE and Nuance join hands to offer an improved connected car platform

HERE and Nuance are collaborating to enhance integrated location and voice services in the connected car platform. Both the companies will work together to advance voice-activated point-of-interest (POI) experiences for connected cars.

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Nuance introduces support for ‘Hinglish’ language in Swype

Most Android users have tried and tested the Swype keyboard which relies on quite literally swiping your fingers across the on-screen keyboard. It uses adaptive learning capabilities and smart algorithms to type out the current word and more. Nuance today announced that keeping in mind the Indian market where users tend to mix English and Hindi while messaging, they’ve worked on a special ‘Hinglish’ keyboard. The keyboard has a dictionary of several thousand words which are often used including chai, paani, desi, garam, masti, jungli amongst others.

In addition, the application is much smarter than before due to its added capabilities like Next Word Prediction and Multi-Modal Keyboard which are detailed below.

Swype update for Android 4.0 on its way

Swype , the extremely popular keyboard replacement for Android amongst other operating systems is getting a major update soon. The application which currently doesn’t support the latest version of Android ie ICS will include support for the OS in the latest update.

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Nuance to acquire Swype

Sources with knowledge of the deal report that Nuance , the company behind technologies like the ubiquitous T9 input , has acquired Seattle based Swype. Swype is  one of the most innovative text entry solutions to have appeared in the past few years facilitating text entry speeds capable of competing with hardware keyboards on touchscreen only devices.

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Dragon Dictation comes to iPhone Looks impressive


You can now dictate  E-mails, Text Messages and any thing on your iPhone and with the magic of Dragon Dictation , the text will magically appear on your phone screen.

The App certainly looks impressive and using it is straightforward but we noticed it works flawlessly only with an American accent

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