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hmm...Evi banned from App store for being too much like Siri..

LONDON - A Cambridge company whose Evi app can do many of the same functions as Apple's voice-operated Siri system has been warned that it will be removed from the App Store - because, it is suspected, it is too good at its job. Mr William Tunstall-Pedoe, chief executive of True Knowledge, whose Evi program is available on both Apple's App Store and for Google Android devices, told the Guardian that he had been contacted by an Apple representative on Friday and told that a decision had been made and that the app would be removed imminently. At risk is Evi, which - unlike the US-centric Siri - can look up British businesses and maps, and which the makers say is better at handling regional accents, which can befuddle Apple's speech analysis system. Mr Tunstall-Pedoe told the Techcrunch blog, and confirmed to the Guardian, that Apple's representative Richard Chipman had indic...

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