Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.

Notifications

Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

www.phonearena.com

Google's acquisition of Wavii official, iOS app is dead

14
Google's acquisition of Wavii official, iOS app is dead
Earlier this week, word came out that Google had outbid Apple for the right to purchase Wavii, a natural language startup. According to the report, Google had agreed to pay somewhere "north of $30 million" for the company including its language technology and 25-person staff. Today, Wavii has announced that the deal is real, and that its service is shutting down, which should include the iOS app.

In the original report of the acquisition, it was said that while Wavii's natural language technology would likely be folded into Google's voice recognition software, the 25-person team would be allocated to Google's Knowledge Graph division, working on improving semantic search. But, today's announcement by Wavii CEO Adrian Aoun made it sound like it could be the other way around:
Still, it is pretty clear that Wavii is going to shut down its current services and move everything into Google, and as proof of that the Wavii app for iOS has already been removed from the App Store.

source: Wavii via TechCrunch

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless