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Amazon quietly acquires Yap “specializes in voice-to-text technology” in clear bid to combat Siri

Thursday, November 10, 2011 15:46 No Comments

Amazon recently quietly purchased Yap, a Charlotte-based company that specializes in voice-to-text technology. CLTBlog, a Charlotte-focused website, discovered a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that doesn’t actually name Amazon as the purchaser of Yap, but it does attribute the acquisition to a company called “Dion Acquisition Sub,” and the “Surviving Corporation” listed by the SEC has the same address as an office located on 410 Terry Avenue in Seattle, Washington. Read on for more. According to Yap’s website, it appears the company’s voicemail service was shut down during October of this year, a month after the SEC documents say th

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