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Amazon acquires, Siri-like functionality closer to release?

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Amazon buys domain names on a regular basis, so it’s no surprise to see the company acquiring the domain name

The name recently expired and Amazon’s legal department scooped it up.  While it may be nothing more than a defensive move, it may also signal that Amazon could be closer to releasing its own version of Apple’s Siri.

Last November, Amazon purchased the Charlotte voice-to-text startup called Yap, which created a lot of buzz among tech sites that speculated Amazon would eventually release voice recognition technology for its Kindle devices.

Apple’s Siri still isn’t fully available on its iPad tablets.  The new iPad was the first tablet to officially have limited Siri technology, but only the voice dictation software.

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