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Amazon Gets Into Voice Recognition, Buys Ivona Software To Compete Against Apple’s Siri

SEATTLE-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Jan. 24, 2013- (NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that it has acquired leading text-to-speech technology company IVONA Software. IVONA delivers world-class technologies that power the “Text-to-Speech,” “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch” features on Kindle Fire tablets. Additionally, IVONA delivers text-to-speech products and services for thousands of developers, businesses and customers around the world.

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