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[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Amazon has acquired text-to-speech technology company Ivona Software. Ivona delivers the technologies that power the ‘Text-to-Speech,’ ‘Voice Guide’ and ‘Explore by Touch’ features on Kindle Fire tablets.

Ivona also delivers text-to-speech products and services for developers, businesses and customers around the world, and offers voice and language portfolios with 44 voices in 17 languages. The company was founded in 2001 by Łukasz Osowski and Michał Kaszczuk, fellow graduates of the Gdańsk University of Technology in Poland.

The size of the transaction was kept confidential.