Amazon has acquired IVONA Software, a text-to-speech technology company whose products power the "Text-to-Speech," "Voice Guide" and "Explore by Touch" features on Kindle Fire tablets. In addition, IVONA delivers text-to-speech products and services for thousands of developers, businesses and customers around the world and offers voice and language portfolios with 44 voices in 17 languages and more in development.
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Dave Limp, v-p, Amazon Kindle said, "The IVONA team shares our passion for innovation and customer obsession, and we look forward to building great products to deliver world-class voice solutions to customers around the world."
SOURCE: Publishers Weekly