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Report: Apple buys voice tech platform PullString

A screenshot from Pullstring’s Converse software. Siri could be getting a boost, following Friday’s report that Apple has acquired voice tech startup PullString. The report by online news publication Axios did not specify deal terms, although it did indicate the price was about $30 million, plus about $10 million in potential earnouts by PullString executives. …

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PullString drops text-based chat for voice conversations in its new platform

The base of Amazon Echo, the smart speaker home of voice agent Alexa In September of last year, PullString announced its Author platform for developing text-based chatbots. A few months after the launch, the firm added the ability to create Skills — that is, conversational third-party applications — for Amazon’s Alexa voice agent. This week, …

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