A new acquisition, new content for games, and even new Surface devices were all unveiled this week. If you haven't had time to catch up, make sure to do so via our handy weekly recap.
Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of Nuance Communications in a transaction valued at a whopping $19.7 billion. The purchase will bolster Microsoft's efforts in the cloud and AI.
Microsoft is reportedly set to announce a deal to acquire Nuance this week. Nuance specializes in artificial intelligence and speech recognition, and its technology was used for Siri.
Susan Bennett, an Atlanta voice actor, claims that her voice is the original one that was used by Apple as the basis for its Siri voice command feature in recent versions of iOS.
An email that was discovered on the Nuance servers (who are the developers of the Siri personal assistant for iOS) seems to suggest that iOS 7 will finally be made available on the 10th of September.
Nuance has launched Dragon Notes, their new PC note taking software that works with both Windows 7 and touchscreen Windows 8 devices, available for download for $19.99.
Nuance and Intel have announced plans to offer Dragon Assistant, a voice recognition software package that will be pre-loaded on some Ultrabook-based notebooks later this year.
A report suggests that Swype is in the process of being acquired by Nuance, for a price over $100 million. The official announcement is expected tomorrow at some point.
The rumor mill that surrounds Apple is pretty massive and every day there's always something that's leaked out into the Internet blogs and media sites that involves the normally very secretive company. One of the...