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Samsung In Talks to Acquire Nuance, The Company That Powers Siri

Samsung In Talks to Acquire Nuance, The Company That Powers Siri

Posted June 16, 2014 at 11:08pm by iClarified
Samsung is reportedly in talks with to acquire Nuance Communications, the company that is responsible for powering Siri.

The Burlington, Mass., company has recently spoken about a possible sale of the company with Samsung Electronics Co. and private-equity firms, some of the people said. It isn't clear where sale talks, some of which happened earlier this year, currently stand or if they will lead to a deal.

Nuance develops a voice-powered technology that finds its way into mobile phones, televisions, GPS devices and more. Its technology is already used in Samsung handsets, televisions and tablets. It is also responsible for powering Apple's virtual assistant, Siri.


If Nuance were to be acquired by Samsung, it is unclear what impact it would have on Apple's Siri. Samsung could force Apple to find another provider to power the virtual assistant's voice recognition aspect of the service. It has been rumored that Apple was working on reducing its reliance on Nuance after it assembled a small team of speech experts in Boston.

iOS 8 brings some welcomed Siri enhancements, including a Shazam Song ID Feature, instant feedback, and 'Hey Siri.'

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Fukran John
Fukran John - June 17, 2014 at 2:25pm
Anyway no one is using this Siri Shyt. So i don't think its going to make some difference.
thevmaxer
thevmaxer - June 17, 2014 at 2:07pm
Well, I guess Apple will have to buy Samsung now, ehh!?
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 17, 2014 at 2:30pm
Like Apple will turn to a wannabe after adding much more to Siri for iOS 8.
odedoo1
odedoo1 - June 17, 2014 at 12:39pm
Maybe Samsung thinking that Siri will go undercover for them and be a double agent, they are thinking that for money Siri will talk and give up all Apple secrets. LOL.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 17, 2014 at 12:41pm
Apple improved Siri, I don't think she'll give up easily one bit after all these improvements.
odedoo1
odedoo1 - June 17, 2014 at 2:11pm
Yea they can torture Siri but she won't talk!!!
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 17, 2014 at 2:17pm
Like they can abuse something they can instantly improve later.
odedoo1
odedoo1 - June 17, 2014 at 2:34pm
I just can't believe samsung is that desperate!
Fukran John
Fukran John - June 17, 2014 at 11:33am
Hey iSheeps
odedoo1
odedoo1 - June 17, 2014 at 12:32am
It sounds bad but it could have good results, this way Apple could keep growing and building their own Siri servers more powerful, little by little Apple is becoming not only a software company but also will also build all the hardware, and won't need to buy any parts from others...
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 16, 2014 at 11:14pm
Exactly why they take lessons from Apple but this time it's an assistant and she's obviously going to say no to a copycat. This is why samsung can't live without any help! HAHA
AppleGuy299
AppleGuy299 - June 16, 2014 at 11:13pm
There's and error in the title.
Ken
Ken - June 17, 2014 at 12:51am
One in your post too.
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