Speech Technology eWeekly - October 24, 2007


Speech to Be the Catalyst for Mobile Web Innovation

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Citing statistics of mobile Web adoption rates, Vlad Sejnoha, chief scientist at Nuance Communications, presented a case, or challenge, for the rapid, cutting-edge development of speech-enabled applications for mobile services.

SoundBite Bites Back

The initial public offering for on-demand voice messaging provider SoundBite Communications continues to be delayed due to accusations of patent infringement.

Voice Connects Consumers to Networks

Boca Raton, Fla. — In the opening keynote of Nuance's Conversations convention here, James Canton, noted futurist and head of The Institute for Global Futures, emphasized that the convergence of various networks and technologies will power and ultimately determine the future of business enterprise. And tools, such as voice, that enable platform interactivity will be crucial.

Speech Technologies Take to the Skies in Newest Fighter Jet

When the U.S. Air Force rolls out its newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, pilots will be talking to it instead of physically manipulating controls and display panels in the cockpit.

TTS Solution Fully Integrated with iPod and iPhone

The push for including speech applications in the iPhone and iPod won a small victory today.

Case Studies

IVR Ensures the Validity of Foreign Elections

A global election watchdog group uses Virtual Call Center to monitor and report voting irregularities

Speech Technology News

Nuance to Acquire Viecore

Transaction is expected to broaden Nuance's services capabilities in financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, utilities and government

Opus Report Notes Upswing In Voice Biometrics

A recent report from Opus Research released Monday indicates strong growth in the voice biometrics field, while acknowledging the impact the advent of unified communications (UC) might have on the security infrastructure.

Forward Thinking

Extending VoiceXML's Impact to New Markets

Technology is available to handle many of the more mundane translation tasks