Wit.ai to become drivel.ai in facebook snapup.
Another potentially cool company snapped up.
Of course it's service will still remain free, the cows can eat as much grass as they wish (would have said sheep, but that's a tired old metaphor).
And linux, couple of good projects recently, palaver, google2ubuntu, but they use the google api. Simon-lisitens has been around for a while, but last time I tried it, it was still in much the same state.
The most important point, however, is that all these speech recognition systesm, seem to be marketed on the cool/mostly useless factors. How good are they from the accessibility point of view. Do they help the visually or movement impaired to operate their devices?