Today Amazon has announced that its will be acquiring Ivona, the text-to-speech specialists that currently offers offers voice and language portfolios with 44 voices in 17 languages and more in development.
Ivona has already been helping Amazon develop speech features for its Kindle Fire, including Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch, and with Amazon acquiring Ivona you can only expect development to be ramped up for Amazon’s device.
Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle explains: “IVONA’s exceptional text-to-speech technology leads the industry in natural voice quality, accuracy and ease of use. IVONA is already instrumental in helping us deliver excellent accessibility features on Kindle Fire, including Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch,”-“The IVONA team shares our passion for innovation and customer obsession, and we look forward to building great products to deliver world-class voice solutions to customers around the world.”
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