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?

Spinvox teams up with Skype

Spinvox, the voice-to-text service, has been quietly gaining plaudits for a number of years, and they’ve just announced a deal with VoIP service Skype whereby you can get your voicemails as texts.

You’ll be charged 17p per message, plus any SMS charge you’ve got, but depending on how much you’re charged to listen to voicemails and how annoying you find listening to them, you might think it’s worth it.

Skype Voicemail to Text (via ShinyShiny)

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Duncan GeereSpinvox teams up with Skype