Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString

Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan P

ToyTalk renames to PullString, repositions as authoring tool for bots

ToyTalk, the startup that mashed together Barbie and the Internet of Things and let your kids chat away with Thomas the Tank Engine for hours on end, is cashing out on the bot craze with a slight real

Even Barbie Has A Smart Home And Hoverboard Now

Consumers may have been slow to adopt smart home technology, but that’s not the case for Barbie. At the recent New York Toy Fair, Mattel unveiled a newly upgraded – and now tech-enabled &#

Pixar Alum-Led ToyTalk Teams Up With Mattel To Let Kids Chat With “Thomas The Tank Engine” And Friends

Though some adults still feel awkward about having conversations with their smartphone's mobile assistant, like Siri, kids today seem to have no qualms about chattering with our virtual helpers. My da

Led By Pixar Alums, ToyTalk Launches Its First Paid Kids App, Begins To License Tech

ToyTalk, the makers of kids entertainment applications for iPad, has just released its first paid application with the launch of a character-driven touch and play app called SpeakaLegend. But the team

ToyTalk Isn’t Just Entertaining Our Kids, It’s Teaching Our Machines To Converse

Today the talking iPad app The Winston Show from ToyTalk gets two new scenarios based on classic movie genres. The sketch called In the Movies has a film noir segment called Winston Sly, Private Eye a

ToyTalk, The Company With The Futuristic Talking Bear, Raises $11.5M from Charles Rivers Ventures

We <a href="">told you about a cool, futuristic, talking bear</a> a bit ago, and apparently we

Move Over Teddy Ruxpin, This ToyTalk Bear Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind

There's a company that people have been buzzing about for some time called <a target="_blank" href="">ToyTalk</a>, which was founded by former Pixar CTO Oren Jacob. He was also p