Samsing and Nuance have renewed, and expanded their "local" speech recognition-via-cell phone deal; it's official. The deal is a renewal and expansion of a previous agreement between the two companies.
The new global licensing agreement includes Nuance’s full range of mobile applications, including VSuite, Vocalizer, and VoiceMode speech-based services and interfaces, which have been shipping in 160+ Samsung handsets for several years.
Nuance, owner of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, was founded in 1992 as Visioneer Inc. and has grown significantly in recent years.
In 2007, the company acquired seven companies, including VoiceSignal Technologies Inc. Nuance was named a finalist in the MHT/ACG 2007 Tech Dealmaker Awards. In its fiscal year ending in September of 2007, the company reported $602 million in revenue with a net loss of $14 million.