Amazon Snaps Up Yap And Its Voice-Recognition Technology

The month before Apple revealed its "intelligent assistant," Siri, Amazon was quietly buying out a company that performs voice-to-text actions like transcribing voicemails, whatever <em>those </em>are

Yap Voicemail Dials In To The Deadpool

A reader tells us <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/product/yap-voicemail">Yap Voicemail</a>, a mobile <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/10/04/yap-iphone-voicemails/">voicemail transcription</a> a

Yap Transcribes Voicemails On Your iPhone For Free

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/yapmail.png"> Listening to voicemails is a huge waste of time. That's why apps that transcribe your voicemail to text are a godsend. The ne

PhoneTag Voice-To-Text Is Only 86 Percent Accurate, But That's Better Than Google Voice

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/phonetaglogo-215x51.png" width="215" height="51" /> Computer voice-to-text technology has come a long way, and every time it gets better, new

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

Yap Gets $6.5 Million To Give Your Thumbs A Rest

Yap, a company that translates voice into SMS text messages, has raised $6.5 million in a Series A funding round led by SunBridge Partners. Also participating in the round were Harbert Management Corp

TechCrunch 40 Session 2: Mobile & Communications

Session two as follows, including our live notes. Cubic Telecom Cubic Telecom is creating a global Mobile Virtual Network (MVNo). The company aims to drastically reduce international calling rates by