Archive for February, 2006

Annoucement: Nuance Conversations, Mallorca, April 26-28, 2006

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Nuance invites its customers and partners to Conversations Europe 2006 on April 26-28. This year’s venue is Porto Petro on the isle of Mallorca, Spain.

Voice Developer job (Phonetics/Thai) at Nuance Belgium

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

See the Linguist List job ad.

Vocal Expo Paris Announcement

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

French(-speaking) speech technology professionals will gather on June 20, 2006 in Paris at Vocal Expo.

Nuance sues Tellme over alleged patent infringement

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Long-time Nuance customer Tellme Networks from Mountain View, CA has been sued by Nuance and its wholly-owned subsidiary Phonetic Systems over an alleged patent infringement (1, 2). Bad news for Tellme’s employees and their other stock (option) holders, craving for the long-awaited but as yet unmaterialized IPO. The timing of the lawsuit filing may further indicate Nuance’s self-confidence in a market that has apparently become mature enough to allow for zero-sum games of this kind. Or will the lawyers be the only winners, as so often is the case?

Voice World Europe 2006 announcement

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Voice World Europe 2006 will be held on May 9-10 at the Olympia Conference Centre in London, England. In order to attract a wider variety of end-user and industry delegates, the conference part of Voice World will be free to attend this year. Another novelty is the colocation with Self Service World 2006.