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DIGITAL NEWS: Facebook acquires Mobile Technologies

Facebook has acquired speech recognition start-up, Mobile Technologies, in an effort to increase its communications offerings.

Tom Stocky, director of product management at Facebook announced the acquisition in a status update. He said ‘It has always been our mission to make the world more open and connected. Although more than a billion people around the world already use Facebook every month, we are always looking for ways to help connect the rest of the world as well.

‘Voice technology has become an increasingly important way for people to navigate mobile devices and the web, and this technology will help us evolve our products to match that evolution. We believe this acquisition is an investment in our long-term product roadmap as we continue towards our company's mission.’