Ask Ziggy Closes $5M Funding

Ask Ziggy, a Sacramento, CA-based Natural Speech search engine for mobile devices, has closed a $5m round of funding with a publicly traded multinational corporation.

According to a press release, Ask Ziggy also expanded its list of strategic partners but specific details were not released.

The company intends to use the funding to develop – working closely with Nuance Communications – and deliver mobile apps for nearly all Android, Apple and Microsoft mobile devices by the third quarter of 2012.

Led by Shai Leib, CEO, Ask Ziggy has developed voice recognition technology and Personal Voice Assistant incorporating Artificial Intelligence for Android-, Apple- and Microsoft-based cell phones, tablets and mobile devices. The company also said that its Software Development Kit (SDK) will be available shortly.



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