Wall Street Journal - March 14, 2007

Excerpt:

Web-based voice services are still a relatively new field. The industry has so far been populated by small specialists, but is ripe for consolidation, says Dan Miller, an analyst at Opus Research Inc. of San Francisco. Companies spent $1.12 billion last year on voice-technology hardware, software and services for tasks such as speech recognition, up about 35% from $835 million in 2005, according to Opus.

From the article, "Microsoft Purchase Of Tellme Adds Voice To Web Initiative ", by Vauhini Vara , Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2007