Google Buys Wavii To Improve Natural Language

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Recent reports indicated that Google bought Wavii, a mobile startup, which has received some comparisons to Summly, which Yahoo recently acquired and integrated into its iPhone app.

Now, Wavii has confirmed the acquisition. CEO Adrian Aoun says in a note posted to Wavii's homepage (via TechCrunch):

You probably know us best for our app that takes the deluge of information streaming across the web and condenses it into fast, fun updates. While we won't continue to offer this particular service, we'll be using our natural language research at Google in ways that may be useful to millions of people around the world.

To all of our loyal Wavii users, we owe you a big thanks for all of your feedback and involvement throughout this journey. We look forward to taking our technology to the next level and delighting you with what we come up with next!

Natural language has long been a big interest of Google's, and we've already seen the company do a great deal with it. The better its technology gets, the better the overall experience should be for Google and Android users,perhaps with Google Now and Glass (though we don't know exactly how Google intends to use Wavii's technology specifically).

Here, you can watch an interview we did with Aoun last year for a better idea of Wavii's background.

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