Facebook’s human-AI blend for audio transcription is now facing privacy scrutiny in Europe

Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe is now asking the company for detailed information about the operation of a voice-to-text feature in Facebook’s Messenger app and how it complie

Nuance Finally Picks Up SpinVox For $102.5 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/spinvox-215x46.jpg" width="215" height="46" /> <a href="http://www.spinvox.com/">SpinVox,</a> a London-based technology startup that transcri

Lessons From 10 Disappointing Euro Tech Stories Of 2009

<a href="http://annecolvin.com/well/work_01.html"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/cp_1261582546_photo_1_68c858a2b1c52610f823a922f63739e6-215x161.jpg" width="215" height="161"

Spinvox close to $150 million exit to Nuance? Not so fast

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/christina-domecq-m.jpg" class="shot2" />[UK] Spinvox, Spinvox, Spinvox. It promised so much but in the end delivered only so much. Like a lat

Voicemail is dead

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/phps8ozxzjpg.jpeg"><a HREF="http://slate.com/id/2217998">Farhad Manjoo</a> at Slate makes a good point: voicemail, the clunky old process

RebelVox Makes Your Voicemail More Like Email

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/33859v2-max-250x250-215x165.jpg" width="215" height="165" /> <a href="http://www.rebelvox.com/en/home/">RebelVox</a> is a voice communication

Skydeck Now Puts All Your Calls, Contacts, and Voicemails On The Web

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/skydeck.jpg" /> Today, mobile startup <a href="http://skydeck.com/">SkyDeck</a> is coming out of beta with a serious set of features that b

No More Free Jott For You

<a href="http://www.jott.com"><img alt="" /></a>In August voice-to-text service <a href="http://www.jott.com">Jott</a> moved <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/08/21/jott-leaves-beta-continues-to-do

Jott Leaves Beta, Continues To Do One Thing Awesome

When Seattle-based voice to text service Jott first went live in December 2006 I wrote: “It’s very simple – a user calls a specific phone number and leaves a voice message along with a r

Think Before You Voicemail

Voicemail is dead. Please tell everyone so they’ll stop using it. When I first started out in the real world in the mid-nineties voicemail was an important productivity tool. I remember people t

Use TwitterFone For Easy Voice-To-Text On Twitter

Twitter is certainly usable via SMS on a mobile device, but typing messages on a phone is cumbersome. A service that converts voice to text and then posts it to Twitter could be a niche hit. A number

SpinVox Translates Voice-to-Text Service Into A $100 Million Round

Voice-to-text technology is finally getting some respect. As first reported by TechCrunch UK, Goldman Sachs is investing in a $100 million private financing round for SpinVox, a London-based technolog

Your Phone is Your Mic: SpinVox Lets Users Talk to Twitter, Facebook, and Jaiku (Europe Only)

I am convinced that we are going to see a big growth in voice apps that use a mobile phone as a microphone. Today, at the Mobile World Congress in Spain, London-based startup SpinVox announced a new f

Block Guy gets drunk

[photopress:scaled.IMG_1301.JPG,full,pp_image] Yesterday I asked you all to name this block guy. He’s still nameless but he got drunk last night and his head fell off. [photopress:scaled.IMG_130

Name this SpinVox guy with a block for a head

SpinVox gave me a doll with a block for a head that I will attempt to photograph in various compromising positions. I’d like the CG audience to name him. There will be no prize, but you can alwa

AllTell to offer Voice2TXT transcription service

Visual voicemail, visual shmoisemail. Alltell wireless just launched Voice2TXT using SpinVox to transcribe users’ voicemail messages to text, ensuring that a simple message (“Pick me up at

GotVoice Adds Talking Bears and Speech-To-Text Transcription

GotVoice is a great voicemail utility that has so far focused on delivering visual voicemail (phone/web), custom voicemail greetings, and broadcasting voice messages (like Pinger). Through some clever

Managing Voicemail With GotVoice

When I first reviewed GotVoice in June 2005, I thought it was an awesome, if rough-around-the-edges, application. Gotvoice’s goal is to bring sanity to your voicemail inbox, and it does that wel

SpinVox Spins to the States

to note that SpinVox is now launching within our borders. He’s been using the service since December and seems to be mighty pleased with it. Whenever you receive a voicemail, SpinVox converts th

Spinvox Moves Stateside

London based Spinvox is coming to the US. TechCrunch announced the US launch and handed out 100 free accounts for the voicemail to email or SMS service this morning. See our previous coverage here. Sp
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