back to article Nuance closes in on Spinvox

Spinvox is set to be taken over by a US speech recognition firm days before it is due to repay a £30m bridging loan, The Times reports. Spinvox hit the skids last summer, when it emerged that its speech to text service had been powered in large part by humans, rather than computers. In August, one of its backers, John Botts, …


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  1. Hermes Conran

    It's a dog!

    Who in their right mind would pay for this?

  2. Anonymous Coward

    over $200mln ...

    is the correct figure..not £100mln

    Now where is a Delhi Call centre with extra capacity when you need one...

    the "spin" part of the name was certainly spot on...........

    mines the one with Spinvox service (aka the India call centre) in it

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How predictable

    It's all part of Nuance's long campaign to buy up every speech technology company in existence, regardless of their profitability or technological merit (maybe they have a patent for transcribing texts, or something equally vague that Nuance could monetise). Soon if you want to speak at all, you'll have to do it to Nuance software/devices. Apparently this doesn't pose any competition/anti-trust worries.

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