Stocks to watch: Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN) stock continues its climb today, rewarding investors with 12% gains in the last 24 hours. The voice recognition company, whose technology is used to power Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: APPL) Siri, is said to be looking into a sale of the company - possibly to Apple's rival, Samsung.
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Most smartphones today come with voice-recognition software: You speak a question into your phone and the results come back to you via the wireless web.
Microsoft recently introduced "Cortana" as part of its Windows Phone 8.1, the key new update for Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Voice-recognition technology has now passed the so-called "tipping point" - it's now an integral part of personal computing.