Nuance Acquires MacSpeech

Nuance Communcations (NASDAQ: NUAN), a Burlington, MA-based voice and imaging software company, has acquired a maker of speech recognition software for Apple’s Macintosh computers, MacSpeech, the company announced today. The acquisition of Salem, NH’s MacSpeech will extend Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking product line, which translates voice to text, as a native Mac application. Nuance has also had a footprint in Mac products through its Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search mobile apps for iPhone, which enable users to view text messages, e-mails, and website search results by speaking.

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