Swype on a tablet

Nuance in talks to acquire Swype for $102.5M

A new SEC document filed by communication technology company Nuance today reveals that the company paid $102.5 million to acquire Swype — with $77.5 million  paid upfront and the remaining amount in 18 months.

Beam me up Scotty

iSpeech beams up a free speech platform for app developers

By now, shouldn’t we be able to say “beam me up, Scotty” and have it actually happen? Speech technology will fundamentally transform the way we interact with mobile apps and devices, but the technology is taking its sweet time to go mainstream. iSpeech is hoping to accelerate innovation, by making its self-service speech platform available for developers of iOS, Android and BlackBerry — for free.