Adobe picks up voice app startup Sayspring

| April 17, 2018

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Adobe Systems Inc. has acquired a New York startup focused on voice-activated software in a sign that it’s looking to ride the rise of smart assistants such as Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa. The company announced the purchase of Sayspring Inc., the startup in question, on Monday afternoon. The transaction closed on the same day, while the Sayspring team moved over to Adobe this morning to begin integrating the startup’s technology into the software giant’s portfolio. Since its establishment in 2016, Sayspring has developed a set of tools designed to streamline the creation of voice apps for Alexa and Alphabet Inc.’s rival Google Assistant. The startup’s flagship offering is a platform that allows developers to test if their services respond to commands as expected without having to write any code. The product also provides the ability to transcribe interactions for later reference, as well as share projects with team members. Sayspring has been offering the platform in three editions, two of which were paid. The startup plans to drop the premium versions and make the all features free “for the near term,” but it will require new users to request an invite.

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