Big news today in the Macintosh Speech Recognition business. MacSpeech is being acquired by Nuance for an undiscosed amount of money the two companies announced in a press release today.
From a technology standpoint, MacSpeech moved to using Nuance’s Dragon speech recognition engine last year (which was a huge improvement) so the move is likely a continuation of that.
Nuance has been consolidating speech recognition technology companies, having previously acquired ViaVoice from IBM and Dragon from its original independent developers.
MacSpeech will be folded into Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking lineup. It is unclear how/if the MacSpeech brand will be used.
Press release below:
Press release (.PDF format)
Nuance Acquires MacSpeech