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UK launches antitrust investigation into Microsoft’s $69B proposed Activision acquisition

One more hurdle up ahead for Activision Blizzard, the games giant behind Call of Duty that Microsoft is looking to acquire for $68.7 billion. The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority has ann

Nuance? In this startup market?

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. From black swan memos and heart-to-hearts to not-so-subtle ema

Daily Crunch: Ransomware group threatens to release Nvidia’s ‘most closely guarded secrets’

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

After clearing all regulatory hurdles, Microsoft closes $20B Nuance deal

When Microsoft announced its intent to buy Nuance Communications last year for $20 billion, it marked a hard move into healthcare for the company. But the deal was not a slam dunk by any means in an i

AWS will buy a SaaS company, and other 2022 enterprise predictions

It's always a sticky business predicting what's going to happen in tech, because who knows what's going on behind the scenes or what's coming next.

EU clears Microsoft-Nuance without conditions

The European Union’s competition regulator has given the all-clear to Microsoft’s $19.7 billion purchase of transcription tech firm Nuance, which was announced earlier this year. The EU sa

UK’s antitrust watchdog is taking a look at Microsoft-Nuance

The $19.7 billion acquisition of speech-to-text specialist Nuance by Microsoft, announced earlier this year, has attracted the attention of the U.K.’s active antitrust watchdog — which sai

Why SoundHound is valued at 5 Shazams

To find out why voice AI company SoundHound is set to go public via a SPAC at a nearly $2.1 billion valuation, let's have a closer look at its history, and the case for its double unicorn valuation.

AI-driven voice assistant PolyAI raises $14M round led by Khosla Ventures

“Conversational AI” startup PolyAI, based out of London, has raised $14 million in a funding round led by Silicon Valley’s Khosla Ventures, with participation from existing investors (Point7

To commercialize, voice tech must first solve its ‘cocktail party problem’

Our voice technologies have not been engineered to confront the messiness of the real world or the cacophony of our actual lives.

Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires Nuance for $19.7B

Microsoft makes a big healthcare tech acquisition, Twitter is building a presence in Africa and Apple may be cooking up some new smart home products. This is your Daily Crunch for April 12, 2021. The

Inside the Porsche Taycan’s minimalist, 911-inspired interior

Porsche has taken the wraps off the interior of the all-new, all-electric Porsche Taycan ahead of its world debut September 4. Gone are the buttons and the clutter. This is a sleek interior for the mo

Kofax to buy Nuance’s imaging division for $400M in cash

Some consolidation and subsequent divestment are in play in the worlds of imaging and voice recognition. Today, Kofax and Nuance announced that Kofax would be acquiring Nuance’s imaging division

Nuance ends development of the Swype keyboard apps

Nuance, the company that acquired veteran swipe-to-type keyboard maker Swype -- all the way back in 2011, shelling out a cool $100M -- has ended development of its Swype+Dragon dictation Android and i

Nuance brings deep learning tech to its Dragon speech recognition

Your speech-recognizing friends at Nuance are back with a major update to their flagship app, Dragon. The popular productivity software is now in its 15th version, an update that promises some substan

Yell Endlessly Into Your Phone, And Now Nuance Will Transcribe It

Sick of typing up meeting notes or interviews? Speech recognition master Nuance’s new Dragon Anywhere transcription app can turn what you say into text with no limit on recording time. This is n

With A Voice Interface API For Any App, Wit.ai Wants To Be The Twilio For Natural Language

Last year, voice technology giant Nuance <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/10/in-our-inbox-a-memo-that-says-nuance-has-bought-virtuoz-to-ramp-up-its-enterprise-services/">quietly acquired V

Intel Has Acquired Natural Language Processing Startup Indisys, Price “North” Of $26M, To Build Its AI Muscle

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.intel.com">Intel</a> has made another international acquisition in its push into artificial intelligence technology: it has bought <a target="_blank" href="http://w

Nuance Announces Voice Ads, So You Can Talk To Mobile Advertising

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.nuance.com">Nuance</a>, a company known for its voice technology, is getting into the advertising business. It's launching a new product called <a target="_blank

ManageEngine Launches A Siri-Style App For The Help Desk

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.manageengine.com/">ManageEngine</a> has launched the<a target="_blank" href="http://www.manageengine.com/products/service-desk/mobile-app.html"> ServiceDesk Plus iP
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