Vlingo Corporation (www.vlingo.com) today announced that it has been selected as one of 10 FiReStarters at the upcoming Future in Review 2008 Conference. Vlingo was selected by strategic investment members of the Strategic News Service(R) who sought out the ten emerging technology companies that they believe will "change the world in a positive way."
Vlingo was selected because of its ground-breaking approach to speech recognition for the mobile market. Launched as part of Yahoo! OneSearch(TM) earlier this month, vlingo is the first and only open and unconstrained speech recognition technology for the mobile industry. Vlingo products allow consumers to simply speak into any mobile application and have their speech converted into text on the mobile device. They can launch applications and complete text fields such as Web search or messaging by simply speaking into their phones. Vlingo makes this easy because users do not have to memorize a limited set of commands or structure input in particular ways. The vlingo technology is based on core speech recognition technology from IBM, which supports vlingo's goals of creating and scaling across large numbers of users and applications. [click heading for more]
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