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Nuance scoops up Swype for $100m

Voice-recognition specialist Nuance has snapped up Swype, which makes a popular input program for mobile phones
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Written by Andrew Nusca on

Voice-recognition giant Nuance has acquired Seattle-based start-up Swype, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission made on Thursday.

Nuance picked up the company, which makes a type of input for mobile devices that lets users swipe their finger to spell words, for $102.5m (£65m).

Swype was co-founded by Cliff Kushler and Randy Marsden. It has gained a large following on Android phones — about half of them carry the technology — and raised $3.5m earlier this year from existing investors Samsung, Nokia and DoCoMo.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Nuance to acquire Swype for $100 million on ZDNet.com.


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