11 Nov '11, 12pm

Whispers of Amazon acquiring voice technology sets tech world a-twitter

SEATTLE - It seems Amazon is dead set on competing with Apple on the tablet arena. The quiet bid to buy Yap, a company specialising in voice-recognition technology, has echoed in tech news sites around the globe. According to IT news site Mashable, Yap technically merged with a subsidiary called Dion Acquisition in September, according to SEC (The United States Securities and Exchange Commission) filings. This would not have been news if an eagle-eyed tech blogger, based in Yap's hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, had not noticed that the address listed for the subsidiary was an Amazon building in Seattle. Neither Yap nor Amazon have confirmed the deal. At current technology, Yap and Siri are not of the same league. While Yap is more of a transcription software (to convert your phone calls into text), Yap's founders suggested their intellectual property went way beyond...

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