Mike Isaac

Recent Posts by Mike Isaac

Facebook Acquires Speech-Recognition Outfit Mobile Technologies

Facebook announced Monday that it has acquired Mobile Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based company focused on speech recognition and machine translation technology. The announcement was made by Tom Stocky, one of the leads on Facebook’s Graph Search initiative (which I’d guess means the acquired team will bolster Facebook’s efforts in the Search space). Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but some members of the startup will join Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters as a result of the deal.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus