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Samsung and Intel invest in speech analysis company Expect Labs

Intel Capital, Samsung Venture Investment and Telefónica Digital have all invested in Expect Labs, whose technology is used to analyze and understand conversations in real-time and find related information.

YouMail Business Edition: Smarter voicemail for business

The popular visual-voicemail service now caters to professionals by offering multiple lines, a bigger inbox and smart greetings that address callers by name.

Forget your appointment's number? Text your phone

You need the phone number of your next appointment, but you don't have your phone? Just send it a text.


Siri competitor Indigo offers personal assistant services for Android and Windows users

Indigo, from Artificial Solutions, is a voice-activated personal assistant app that works on Android and Windows phones and tablets.

How to get Google Voice Search on your PC

If you've fallen in love with the feature on your smartphone, you can have it on your PC as well—if you're willing to switch browsers.

Amazon finds its voice with Ivona acquisition

With its acquisition of text-to-speech software maker Ivona, Amazon may be preparing to take on Siri and Google Voice Search in the virtual-assistant wars.


Why isn't Microsoft's answer to Siri built into Windows 8?

Windows 8 is supposed to be Microsoft's majestic OS reset, but intelligent voice control is conspicuously absent.

Google Takes Aim at Siri with Voice Search on iOS App

Google's feature will debut as an enhancement in the Google Search app for iPhones and iPads, meaning it will be available to more users than Siri.


Taiwanese University Claims Apple's Siri Infringes Its Patents

The university wants to help Taiwanese electronic firms counter patent battles brought by foreign firms.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Adds Enhanced Gmail, Hotmail Support

Nuance has also included a remote microphone app for Android in the latest version of the software, which will debut in August.