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At the IBM Speech Technology Innovation Conference this week in New York City, IBM and Avoca Semiconductor, a developer of voice user interface solutions, announced a partnership with All Media Guide, a provider of music and entertainment content, to support voice control and search on digital entertainment devices, using IBM Embedded ViaVoice speech recognition technology. Beginning with digital music, Avoca and AMG will co-create and design products that make voice an intuitive and easy way to interact with personal media collections. The companies predict that using speech to control a media center or portable media player will become a more natural and

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