Monday, July 13, 2009

Nuance Acquires Jott for Voice-to-Text Mobile Apps

Nuance Communications has acquired Jott, an online service company that delivers mobile voice-to-text applications. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Jott allows individuals and businesses to easily capture thoughts, send emails and text messages, set reminders, organize lists, and post to web services and business applications -- all with their voice, using any phone. Jott also converts voicemail into email and text messages, making voicemail a more productive tool. As used in Jott for Salesforce, Jott provides open APIs that allow for voice integration with third party CRM providers and other critical enterprise applications that require mobile access.

Jott will become part of Jott's Mobile Division voice services portfolio. To further extend the power of Jott across the mobile mass market, Nuance plans to package and offer Jott Assistant to mobile operators as part of its voice services portfolio, including Nuance Voicemail-to-Text. Nuance also said that it will continue to mainstream and expand Jott's CRM partner program through its existing CRM partnerships, enabling enterprise application providers to better meet the needs of the evolving professional mobile market.

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