Nuance Communications Inc (NASDAQ:NUAN)

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A provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company's technologies, applications & services are transforming the way people create, use and interact with information & make the experience of its end users more convenient.

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Player Avatar ROEoutshinesGOLD (99.03) Submitted: 3/4/2010 11:10:41 AM : Outperform Start Price: $14.72 NUAN Score: -51.82

The ability to communicate with one's electronics, including but not limited to smart phones, Apple computers , appliances, and vehicles is the natural progression of our technology and society.
Furthermore, "Nuance Communications Inc. is a leading provider of speech-recognition software products and services. Most often, users encounter Nuance products when they call directory assistance, get account information by phone, dictate patient records or control mobile devices by voice commands. Customers include call centers, healthcare companies and telecommunications equipment manufacturers. Nuance also sells a popular desktop software application called Dragon NaturallySpeaking, which translates spoken words into text." - ACCORDING TO ARGUS.

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Member Avatar ROEoutshinesGOLD (99.03) Submitted: 8/25/2011 12:52:34 AM
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News Update:

BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Nuance to Acquire Loquendo

Acquisition will Accelerate the Availability and Adoption of World Class Voice-Enabled Solutions, Create Speech Technology Center of Excellence in Turin, Italy

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) today announced an agreement to acquire Loquendo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telecom Italia. The combination of Nuance and Loquendo's innovations will advance the proliferation of voice-enabled solutions. In particular, it will accelerate the development of new capabilities that will deliver natural, conversational interactions between consumers and the contact center, automobiles, mobile phones, and other consumer devices in Europe and Latin America.

Loquendo provides a range of speech technologies for telephony, mobile, automotive, embedded and desktop solutions in 32 languages with 76 voices. Loquendo's text-to-speech (TTS), automatic speech recognition (ASR) and voice biometrics solutions empower people to interact with technology in the most natural way possible -- using their voice -- to create a compelling customer experience and save businesses millions of dollars each year. Loquendo speech solutions are deployed in more than 20 million devices worldwide, in embedded, automotive and mobile environments. Its technologies power millions of calls every day in telecommunications and enterprise markets worldwide.

The combined organization offers a broad, high quality portfolio of voice and language solutions that includes TTS, ASR and voice biometrics solutions. In addition, the acquisition enhances language coverage for network-based and embedded customers, and strengthens Nuance's global channel partnerships which drive the adoption of speech-enabled solutions worldwide. The transaction is expected to close in late September 2011.

"The penetration of Loquendo's offerings and the company's positive industry recognition will serve as a catalyst in expanding our market reach and our voice and language portfolio," said Steve Chambers, chief marketing officer and head of the enterprise division, Nuance Communications. "Together, we will provide a range of best-in-class solutions, delivering natural, conversational interactions across a number of growing markets that will initially include enterprise, mobile and automotive -- with a significant opportunity to accelerate our efforts in Europe and Latin America."

Through this acquisition, Nuance intends to expand its operations and accelerate growth in four key areas:

-- Advanced Voice Solutions for New and Emerging Markets -- Nuance and Loquendo's combined technologies will advance groundbreaking voice capabilities through robust TTS, ASR and voice biometrics offerings -- broadening Nuance's global footprint especially in Europe and Latin America.

-- Strong Global Customer and Partner Relationships -- The acquisition provides Nuance's and Loquendo's customers and partners access to the industry's largest and most experienced voice and language portfolio. Loquendo's technical expertise and talent, combined with Nuance's global R&D resources and market strength, will accelerate a robust product and services roadmap to deliver state-of-the-art solutions for customers and partners.

-- Robust Language Support -- Loquendo has strong proficiency in Latin languages, which provides Nuance with the broadest language support in the industry with the goal to drive natural, conversational interactions across a number of industry segments in the user's preferred language.

-- Innovation -- Both companies offer sophisticated voice-enabled technologies. Together, Nuance and Loquendo will be able to accelerate innovation through a new center of excellence for speech research, based in Turin, Italy. This expands upon Nuance's existing research and development facilities in Sunnyvale, CA, Burlington, MA, Aachen, Germany, Merelbeke, Belgium, Zurich, Switzerland and Montreal, Quebec.

"The adoption of speech technology is being driven by the increasing comfort in the use of speech by consumers, resulting in the demand for fully voice-enabled experiences across many industry segments," said Davide Franco, chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Loquendo.

"By combining our technology and amazing employees with Nuance's robust capabilities and market strength, we look forward to continued success with our partners and customers."

(source: Business Wire)

Member Avatar ROEoutshinesGOLD (99.03) Submitted: 4/2/2013 10:38:57 AM
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Nuance Launches Voice Ads:

Voice recognition specialist Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) has unveiled a new mobile advertising platform called Voice Ads that aims to transform traditional mobile advertising and create engaging conversations between consumers and advertisers by facilitating a two-way line of communication.

Says Nuance in today's press release: "Voice Ads are simply easy and fun for consumers to use. An ad appears and prompts the consumer to participate by speaking to it. From there, the conversation drives the experience, which is tailored to meet both the needs of the brand and the consumer."

Nuance will utilize location and voice input to offer a scalable advertising solution, where consumers can speak to ads. The company cites data from eMarketer, which estimates that mobile ad spending will grow to $37 billion by 2016. Nuance is hoping to leverage the growing popularity of mobile personal assistants, including its own and those that are powered by its voice recognition engine.

The company has partnered with numerous mobile advertising companies to expand the reach of Voice Ads.

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fool.com/investing/general/2013/04/01/nuance-launches-voice-ads.aspx

Member Avatar ROEoutshinesGOLD (99.03) Submitted: 4/30/2013 5:23:42 PM
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13-04-30 - NUAN posts $0.34 vs. $0.43 Q2 non-GAAP EPS on 16% revenue rise. Capital IQ consensus forecast was $0.40. Sets $500M stockbuyback. FBR Capital downgrades to market perform from outperform.

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