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A company specialising in voice-recognition technology has apparently been snapped up by Amazon, and is now operating under an assumed name, for reasons which remain obscure. The company which has been acquired is called Yap, and offers voice-to-text services. Recently it shut down its public offering and merged with a company …

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"Amazon quietly acquires voice capability"

There is nothing quiet about voice technology.

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I believer that the "assumed name" thing is simply the way that takeovers are often done in the US. The purchaser creates a wholly-owned subsidiary company, and then that buys the target company. Eventually, the subsidiary can then be merged back in to the parent company.

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Quiet as transcribed. Silence rendering engine still in quiet mode.

Some SunVentures wag said the Jablonski Bross' Yap rocks, too. Kindle Fire 2 indeed; the words of love, they will be rendered into LoveML. Show me on the doll where your phone heard the speech....

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/11/i-see-your-siri-and-raise-you-a-yap-amazon-quietly-snaps-up-speech-recognition-startup/248165/

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