Siri Gets Serious, Microsoft Gets Its Mojo Back and Everything Gets Encrypted in 2014

Annual predictions for the year ahead in tech from analyst Mark Anderson.
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Four Years Later, How Does the Xbox’s Kinect Stack Up to Its Original Vision?

The new Kinect is central to the Xbox One’s marketing. How does it compare to the original “product vision” video?
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Nuance Swings to Q4 Loss Despite Modest Revenue Growth

The company — which makes software that converts speech into text and is known best for its Dragon line of dictation products — saw operating expenses rise 7.6 percent in the latest revenue period.

Nuance CEO Paul Ricci: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

Nuance CEO Paul Ricci talks about speech recognition’s journey from the call center to personal assistant, and what’s next for natural language processing.
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Siri, Do You Use Nuance?

“We’re a fundamental provider for Apple.”

— Nuance CEO Paul Ricci confirms what has long been suspected, that Nuance is present in Apple’s Siri virtual assistant.

KatieCam: What’s On Nuance CEO Paul Ricci’s Bookshelf (Video)

Because Siri won’t read “War and Peace” to you.
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Like Speech Control? Nuance CEO Ricci Says You’re Going to Love What’s Coming Next.

Where will speech interfaces show up next?
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Icahn Discloses Stake in Nuance

In an SEC filing Monday, billionaire investor Carl Icahn revealed a 9.27 percent passive stake in voice-recognition firm Nuance Communications, whose technology is reportedly behind Apple’s Siri. The stock had slid 21 percent over the past 12 months, but rose more than 8 percent after hours on the news.

A Dragon That Takes Dictation and Controls a Mac by Voice

Walt lets Dragon Dictate 3 for Mac type his column and control his Mac.
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Nuance’s Nina Platform Adds Speech Interface to Corporate Mobile Apps

Have you ever wanted to talk to your banking app? Soon you will.
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Sell Me an iPhone, Siri