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TEch NEws : Apple Acquired Novauris automatic speech recognition technology company

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After TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal Confirms that Speech Recognition Pioneer Novauris is acquired by Apple. Apple quietly acquired Novauris,  an automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology company based in United kingdom.  Which grew out of Dragon Systems R&D U.K. Ltd., the British research subsidiary of Dragon Systems, a well-known voice dictation pioneer.

Update: Apple has issued a confirmation, of sorts, that it has purchased Novauris, telling TechCrunch that “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Novauris actually began operations in March 2002, after reassembling almost all the former Dragon Systems U.K. R&D team.

The Novauris website doesn’t make any note of the Apple acquisition, but when TechCrunch rang their U.K. offices, Novauris co-founder Hunt answered the phone, “Apple.” He confirmed that he and the team now work for Apple, and that Novauris itself is no longer an active entity.

Novauris may not have been a household name, but its founders were internationally known speech researchers, and key members while at Dragon Systems, a company known for products like “DragonDictate” and “Dragon NaturallySpeaking.” Novauris had been developing its own large-vocabulary, automatic speech recognition technology for access to information stored locally on mobile devices or remotely on servers, which they patented in the U.S. and abroad, and licensed to major corporations worldwide.

The Wall Street  Journal covered one of Novauris’ demo apps back in 2011, a London guide called “Speak&Go London,” noting how fast and impressive the speech recognition was, because it took place on the mobile phone itself.

Novauris teamed up with Existor that same year to build a Siri-like app for any device.

The company has offices in both the U.K. and U.S. Yoon Kim is currently in Cupertino, having been based in the Bay Area previously while at Novauris.

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12 Comments

  1. Michael Shaw April 5, 2014 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    As of now it seems all big brands are in race, “who will acquire the growing companies most”

  2. Zoya April 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    As of now it seems all big brands are in race, “who will acquire the growing companies most”

  3. Richard April 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    yes earlier facebook acquired whatsapp and Microsoft acquired Nokia i can provide numerous of name here!

  4. Michael Shaw April 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    yes earlier facebook acquired whatsapp and Microsoft acquired Nokia i can provide numerous of name here!

  5. Richard April 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm -  Reply

    Novauris is a big name, but Apple is Great!
    Here i want to tell you one thing my friend voice search id the future of human being, Speech Recognition technology is gift from Novauris, but now Apple is the Boss.

  6. Diana April 5, 2014 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    i Don’t care “who is acquired by whom” but i do care about technology and the information you share is undoubtedly great.

  7. Tech Reviewer April 5, 2014 at 10:20 pm -  Reply

    I have been searching for some tech news and reviews over the internet, and i saw this post, already saw same news in TechCrunch and WSJ but you share it in your own way ! Heads up to you karan

  8. Stacy April 5, 2014 at 10:22 pm -  Reply

    what there is in Voice recogniton system, is it really worth it?
    I don’t think so but Novauris is definitely a big name.

  9. Jacob April 5, 2014 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    great Blog i enjoyed your post!

  10. Molly April 5, 2014 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    thanks for sharing good tech news “I m loving it”

  11. Joshie April 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    All i need is tech news, wheather it is from TechCrunch or from your blog. ! you share great info!

  12. Perry patricia April 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    By the way TechCrunch is far better than your blog no doubt but you should be the editor of TechCrunch karan

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