Speech Technology eWeekly - December 22, 2010


Do More Last-Minute Holiday Shopping with Voice

Buy.com iPhone and iPod Touch app uses scanning and speech recognition for price comparisons in the store.


Speech in the Car Continues to Move

GM and Ford come out with new in-car infotainment systems that expand the use of speech and what users can do with it.

Speech Technology News

Vlingo Voice-Enables Even More Tasks

The new ActionBar allows for integration with KAYAK, Fandano, and Open Table.

Speak With Me Introduces Music App Built on Natural Language

VoiceDJ allows users to control their music libraries entirely with their voices.

Jibbigo Voice Translators Now Available for French, German, Korean, and Tagalog

Speech-to-speech iPhone application doesn't require an Internet or phone connection.

Loquendo TTS Integrated into Gogo Navigator for North America

TTS provides spoken turn-by-turn directions in U.S. English, Latin American Spanish, and Canadian French.

Loquendo TTS to Power HP Navigator

Spime, Navteq, and Loquendo partner to power hybrid alternative to Web-based mapping services with HP Navigator.

SVOX’s TTS to Power Google Translate and Google Dictionary

Text-to-speech will provide natural sounding voices to facilitate online language learning.

TTS Option Enabled for All Elsevier ePub Book Titles

The scientific book publisher enables text-to-speech on all its titles, increasing access for people with print disabilities.

Trisys Introduces IP Call Recording Software

This 100 percent software-based solution doesn't rely on specific call control protocols.

The Business Case

Let's Make a Deal

A transitioning IVR market gives buyers negotiating power.