Lukasz Osowski, CEO and co-founder of IVONA said that the company is ready to continue to bring innovative products to its customers needing voice and language support, so this also could be a shrewd investment for Amazon as well as owning the company behind some of the features on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. We'd also expect to see Amazon work with IVONA on something proprietary in the field of text-to-voice that might give Android tablet buyers a reason, other than price, to buy an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
"For more than ten years, the IVONA team has been focused on creating innovative text-to-speech technologies. We are all thrilled that Amazon is supporting our growth so that we can continue to innovate and deliver exceptional voice and language support for our customers."-Lukasz Osowski, CEO and co-founder, IVONA
source: Amazon via Slashgear