Siri-like voice app (and creator) reportedly purchased by Amazon for $26M

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Watch out Siri, Evi may be taking over! Amazon has reportedly bought a voice recognition app called Evi, as well as the company that created it, for $26 million according to TechCrunch sources. Evi, the Siri-like app that runs on both Android and iPhone, looks to possibly join Amazon’s ...

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Google may be accelerating development of their own voice assistant program

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It goes without saying: Apple’s Siri is one of the main selling points of iOS. It just works, and it just works well. We know also that Google has been working on their own voice assistant in the Google X Lab. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, Google is speeding up their ...

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Motorola throws Siri and Voice Actions into the ring…Voice Actions wins?

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It seems like anytime that Apple launches something that’s already in existence, the media goes into maddened convulsions. Drop down notifications? Yeah, Apple wasn’t the first to that. Split keyboard on a tablet? Nope, not first for that either (and still not the best). Such is the ...

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Nuance Announces Dragon Go! For Android, Throws Its Hat In As A Siri Competitor

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Ever since Siri’s iconic entrance into Apple’s deck of playing cards, there have been a plethora of software entrants vying to usurp Siri’s place of double power: public recognition and actual functionality. There are several alternatives in the Android Market that come ...

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Cleversense debuts Alfred for Android; promptly purchased by Google

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Google scoops up the restaurant and place recommendation tool for a presumed Siri competitor.

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