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Text-to-speech outfit IVONA is snapped up by Amazon

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:38

Amazon has purchased IVONA Software, the company behind the text-to-speech capabilities on the Amazon Kindle Fire series, for an undisclosed amount of money; features such as "Text-to-Speech," "Voice Guide," and "Explore by Touch" on the Kindle Fire slates all use IVONA's technology which is used by other companies world wide, with 44 voices speaking 17 different languages...

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posted on 27 Jan 2013, 23:19

1. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Been using IVONA for text-to-speech for over two years now. I hope they stay in the Play Store.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 14:01

2. ZackJ5 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

I think iSpeech is better than this company from what I have heard.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 13:57

3. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

I'll look into it, but it sounds like you don't use it yourself

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