BERLIN--Nuance, the voice technology platform behind Apple's Siri, is teaming with Rovi Corp. to bring voice activation and content discovery to millions of new devices such as tablets, TVs, PCs and more.
They represent some of the most innovative ways in which Apple and Google are trying to increase engagement with consumers, but developers couldn't get enough of the humor inspired by a mock feud between iOS virtual assistant Siri and the wearable technology Google Glass last week.
Dish Network has filed several trademark applications to utilize the brand Otto for voice recognition software that could be used to power both its satellite TV service and the mobile phone product it is developing.
Verizon Wireless approached the company Siri in the fall of 2009, several months before Apple expressed interest in Siri, according to the Huffington Post. The report noted that Verizon had inked a deal with Siri to make the company's digital personal assistant a default app on all of Verizon's Android phones set to launch in 2010.
Smartphone and tablet users do not use search engines as much as online users. According to a new study commissioned by Telmetrics and xAd, and conducted by Nielsen, many smartphone users go directly to web sites and apps rather than use a search engine to find out information.
There's no question that Apple likes its developers. As the company made clear yesterday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, the apps and services developers have created for iOS have launched an incredible market and ecosystem.
Speech recognition technologies have advanced much in the past couple years, crossing some important business and technical milestones that now make it possible for mobile developers to add these
Nuance Communications, whose Dragon Dictation technology powers all manner of speech-enabled devices, sees big things on the horizon. The company, whose solution powers Siri, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is rolling out the third beta release of its iOS 5.1 operating system to registered developers, highlighted by the return of the Enable 3G toggle absent from Settings since the
Add cloud TV pioneer ActiveVideo to the ranks of companies rolling out voice-controlled navigation for televisions in 2012. The company, which is using Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s Siri voice technology in