We recently reported on Wavii’s possible acquisition by Google earlier this week, and it looks like the cat is officially out of the bag as the company has announced that it has indeed been acquired by Google.
The news comes from Wavii’s CEO Adrian Aoun, who published a statement on its homepage:
You probably know us best for our app that takes the deluge of information streaming across the web and condenses it into fast, fun updates. While we won’t continue to offer this particular service, we’ll be using our natural language research at Google in ways that may be useful to millions of people around the world.
To all of our loyal Wavii users, we owe you a big thanks for all of your feedback and involvement throughout this journey. We look forward to taking our technology to the next level and delighting you with what we come up with next!
The entire Wavii team will move from their office in Seattle to Google’s HQ in Mountain View, California in order to work on “natural language research.” If we had to guess where exactly Wavii would be best used in the world of Google, it’d have to be in Google Now.
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