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Nuance Dragon Search Now Available from the App Store

New iPhone app lets users just speak what they want to search and get results for iTunes, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, and Google.
Posted Dec 21, 2009
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Nuance Communications today announced the availability of its Dragon Search App on the Apple iPhone App Store. Dragon Search is an advanced form of Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, optimized to serve millions of speakers’ simultaneous open-ended search queries. The app is currently free for a limited time.

Users simply speak a search query and in seconds the Dragon Search Carousel displays results from a variety of sources, like Google, Yahoo!, Bing, iTunes, Twitter, Wiki, or YouTube. For example, say “Coldplay” and the Search Carousel will direct users to buy Coldplay songs from the iTunes Store, check out Tweets about Coldplay, watch a Coldplay video on YouTube, check the band’s history on Wikipedia, or even find Coldplay tickets on Google.

“The iPhone has revolutionized the mobile experience forever by making the Internet instantly accessible,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager of Nuance Mobile. “The Dragon Search App not only makes search faster, but it cuts through the search engine clutter to immediately deliver the content users want, when they want it.”

Dragon Search arrives on the heels of the successful Dragon Dictation App that is also powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking to speak text messages, emails, and more.

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