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InfoSpace to Acquire Locus Dialogue

InfoSpace has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Montreal-based speech recognition company Locus Dialogue.

Locus Dialogue's core technologies and applications have been in development for more than 14 years and have earned numerous industry awards, including honors from Computer Telephony Expo 2000, Communications Solutions Expo 2000 and this year's Multimedia International Market Grand Prize for Business Solutions.

The acquisition will position InfoSpace to speech-enable a wide variety of existing wireless applications, such as personalized information, location-based services and mobile commerce services.

In addition, InfoSpace has announced that it plans to develop other unique mobile offerings, such as speech-activated dialing.