SpinVox archive

  • Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS
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    Secret Skype: Voice messages and SMS

    By 24 January 2013

    Everyone knows about using Skype for its instant messaging abilities. Along with Skype calls, Skype-to-Skype IM is a core feature for the millions of users the world over. That isn’t the end of the messaging story, however, and, as part of Secret Skype...

  • SpinVox is dead - we look at the alternatives
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    SpinVox is dead - we look at the alternatives

    By 21 May 2010

    From today, SpinVox is no longer available in the UK. If you're a SpinVox user then you would have received a text message stating the service was coming to an end. Well, the end is nigh. It's disappointing news if you relied on the service to send you...

  • Nuance buys SpinVox
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    Nuance buys SpinVox

    By 31 December 2009

    SpinVox has been bought out by speech recognition company Nuance. SpinVox, which converts voicemail messages into texts, was snapped up for £102 million, but has seen investment and loans of over £230 million. In recent months SpinVox had come under...

  • Spinvox accused of vast call centre operations
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    Spinvox accused of vast call centre operations

    By 23 July 2009

    British startup Spinvox has been accused by the BBC of running vast call centre operations across the world to turn voice into text, rather than the AI system that the company claims that it uses on the website. The company says that its software is "a...

  • Skype users get SpinVox option
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    Skype users get SpinVox option

    By 3 March 2009

    SpinVox and Skype have announced the availability of voicemail to text conversion for all Skype voicemail users today. SpinVox converts voice messages to text in English, Spanish, French and German. The messages are then sent by Skype as an SMS text to...

  • Facebook to get over-the-phone updates
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    Facebook to get over-the-phone updates

    By 24 October 2007

    Social networkers will soon be able to update their profiles by making a phone call, Reuters reports. SpinVox the service that converts voicemail to text messages or email, on Thursday will announce a new service that allows users of Facebook, Jaiku and...