The largest social networking site Facebook is planning to buy the voice recognition app maker. It is a speech recognition and a language translation app. The new developments can give a boost to the mobile presence for Facebook.
The deal is likely to be inked soon with Mobile Technologies based at Pittsburgh. Facebook did not divulge the financial details of the deal. Tom Stocky, who is the Facebook Management Director, has written in a blog post that the voice technology is constantly growing and becoming pretty important for people day-by-day.
Voice recognition is making it easier for people to navigate between web pages and a host of mobile devices.
There is a literally ‘cold war’ going on between the big players in the industry and every company is looking to score over their rivals. This development from Facebook comes shortly after Google Inc. launched their latest phone – the Moto X. The Moto X has built-in voice recognition features.
Even the Siri technology from Apple that basically behaves as the special assistant for the iPhones, makes use of the same voice recognition features. The company, with which Facebook is going to ink the deal with – Mobile Technologies, was founded back in 2001.
The company was known for the mobile app Jibbigo Translator. The Jibbigo Translator is the app that can translate speech from 20 languages or more.