Nuance and MacSpeech

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Nuance Acquires MacSpeech

Iím so excited to share with you that this morning we announced that Nuance has acquired MacSpeech, the leader in providing speech recognition solutions for the Macintosh. Upon its introduction in 2008, MacSpeech Dictate earned the coveted MacWorld Best of Show Award, and has since received praise from press and customers alike for its accuracy. As you are already know, Dictate uses our Dragon speech recognition engine at its core, which is part of what makes it so popular!

This is an exciting time for the Mac community — Mac shipments are up, the new iPad is due to ship in a couple of months, and new apps (like Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search) are being added to the App Store every day, revolutionizing how we work, play and communicate. Itís a perfect time for us to open Dragonís doors to the Mac community!

Iím sure that folks will have a lot of questions about what todayís news means for Dragon and for Dictate. Rest assured, if you currently use either product, nothing will change in the near term. In the coming weeks, we promise to share updates with you as regularly as possible. On this page, youíll find a copy of the press release that was issued this morning, as well as a detailed Q&A, and links to important resources.

We are thrilled to welcome MacSpeech to the Nuance family and we look forward to sharing more updates with you in the coming months.


Peter Mahoney
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dragon