Tech View: The real reason why Microsoft is buying Nuance
Paying $20 billion for a company that appeared to be past its best puts the software giant in a position to harness the full potential of the Dax product
Microsoft is in the process of making its second biggest acquisition ever. A year ago, the idea of Nuance being a high-profile purchase seemed far-fetched. The company had stagnated over the previous decade and appeared until recently to have been left behind in the artificial intelligence (AI) arms race.
Yet, thanks to one extremely successful product launch, the $19.7 billion purchase of the US computer software multinational may prove to be a smart piece of...
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