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Amazon acquires text-to-speech software provider Ivona

01/24, 10:35am

Ivona already provides vocal functions for Kindle Fire tablets

Amazon has announced its acquisition of Ivona, a company that has specialized in text-to-speech technology for the last 10 years. The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, sees Amazon take control of the firm and software that provides the text-to-speech functions for the Kindle Fire, as well as the tablet's Voice Guide and Explore By Touch functionality.

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