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Nuance acquires Swype for $102.5M

The deal could bring Swipe's patented swipe-texing solution to iPhones.

Texting on a touchscreen is quite the pain in the ass for the fat-fingered and the uncoordinated, which is why texting solutions like the one offered by Swype are such a God send. And it looks like Nuance has taken notice: the company has acquired Swype for $102.5 million, with $77.5 million paid up front and the remaining $25 million to be paid on the 18 month anniversary of the acquisition.

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