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What is Swype and Why Would Nuance Want to Buy?

By Jeffrey Powers, published on Oct 8, 2011

On Friday, Nuance - the maker of Dragon Dictation software - announced they have purchased Swype technology for $102.5 million. They will be incorporating into their software platform to offer on mobile devices, kiosks and more.

Swype is a technology that lets you slide your finger across an on-screen keyboard instead of tapping the screen. You put your finger down on the first letter of the word, then move across the keyboard to the next letter. Repeat and release when you are on the last.

Swype technology has been known to increase the typing speed on a mobile device to about... (more)

Tags: iphone, apple, ipad, swype, nuance, dragon naturally speaking, keyboard, smartphone

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