Apple buys Siri, maker of simple voice apps

04/29/2010 | Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Apple took a step forward in developing voice-based commands for wireless devices with the purchase of startup Siri, which recently introduced an iPhone application that lets users issue simple voice commands to perform more complicated tasks. "There is an Apple versus Google element to this. Apple valued this technology and wanted to keep it out of the Android world," said Charles Golvin, an analyst with Forrester Research.

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