My prediction is that they and IBM have some of the best speech
recognition software out there (Apple's software doesn't count, of
course, since no one ever uses their products), that speech recognition
is a really cool thing (tm), and so someone (like Microsoft) will buy
Only time will tell.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Resnick [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 1997 2:08 AM
> To: Dan Kohn
> Cc: Fork
> Subject: Re: more on Apple Speech Recognition.
> Dan Kohn wrote:
> > Both Dragon Systems from Kurzweil and IBM's system are getting rave
> > reviews from the columnists. I think we may be just one software
> > generation away from this being a real thing. I bet a Pentium II
> > 64 MB of RAM is more than enough processing power.
> > Kurzweil seems like an obvious Microsoft buyout candidate in the
> next 12
> > months.
> > - dan
> I went to the kurzweil.com, just to check them out - could be a hot
> stock tip from Dan, right? Looks like they've already been bought.
> Maybe this L&H group becomes the MS target?
> Burlington, Mass. --- June 30, 1997 --- Lernout & Hauspie Speech
> Products (NASDAQ: LHSPF), an international
> leader in the development and commercialization of speech
> technologies today announced the completion on
> June 27, 1997 of L&H's acquisition of Kurzweil Applied Intelligence,
> Inc. (NASDAQ: KURZ). Both companies
> develop technologies and products that allow personal computers and
> other devices to recognize spoken words
> and convert them into text or automatically perform operations.