Amazon acquire text-to-speech specialists IVONA: Audiobook boost or Siri rival planned?

Amazon have acquired IVONA, the text-to-speech firm behind the text-to-speech conversion capabilities of the Kindle Fire tablet line, for an undisclosed sum. "We are all thrilled that Amazon is supporting our growth so that we can continue to innovate and…

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Gerald LynchAmazon acquire text-to-speech specialists IVONA: Audiobook boost or Siri rival planned?

TVonics team with RNIB and IVONA for set-top box for the blind and partially sighted

TVonics have teamed up with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and software developers IVONA to develop an updated version of their DTR-HD500 aimed at blind and partially sighted people. Using text-to-speech technology, the updated box is easier…

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Gerald LynchTVonics team with RNIB and IVONA for set-top box for the blind and partially sighted