Nuance Buys Former Rival Vlingo

By Anthony Silva, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 New England Business Editor

BOSTON (CBS) – The local company that produces Dragon speech recognition software is buying a Cambridge company that makes apps for the same purpose.

Nuance Communications of Burlington is buying Vlingo, a company it sued earlier this year. The lawsuit alleged that Vlingo violated a Nuance patent.

Nuance President Steve Chambers tells WBZ the two companies have a similar focus.

Vlingo now says it will accelerate its development of mobile applications, services and products for voice interactions.

Financial details were not disclosed.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Anthony Silva reports

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