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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald