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Amazon Acquires Ivona for Text-to-Speech Software

Amazon has bought Ivona, which makes text-to-speech software, for an undisclosed amount. Amazon says it already uses Ivona to power several features on its Kindle Fire tablets.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”