| ||Thread Tools|
|10th July 2012, 06:21||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
Chinese company claims to have invented Siri
China has not been legendary for free speech since the Chin dynasty, but that has not stopped a company claiming to have invented Apple's voice activated search engine, Siri.
According to a report in China Daily, Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology is suing Apple and asserting the company infringes on a voice technology patent owned by Zhizhen.
The company sent a legal notice to Apple in May but Apple ignored it.
Company chairman Yuan Hui told the China Daily that his company had more than 100 million users in China, and many companies are using his product.
He said that he only really started to care when Siri became available in China starting early this year, when the iPhone 4S was officially launched behind the bamboo curtain. Apple launched Siri services in Mandarin and Cantonese.
The technology is based around Xiao i Robot software, which allows users to ask questions and can respond to voice commands, the company claims.
The software is available on mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android, and has been running on online chat tool Windows Live Messenger for a while.
The software had proved popular with China's three major telecom operators, computer-maker Lenovo, government agencies as well as major banks and financial institutions.
Zhizhen is going for the "take no prisoners" approach. It says that it does not want money, just for Apple to stop infringing on its patent and cover the court costs.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Siri in iOS 6||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||12th June 2012 06:54|
|Switched On: As Siri gets serious||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||1||17th October 2011 17:47|
|Chinese Company Launches $160 AGP 7950 GT||jmke||WebNews||1||20th October 2010 12:44|
|Service Company Claims Lenovo PCs Are Most Reliable||jmke||WebNews||0||3rd June 2010 15:53|
|Ex-Seagate employee claims the company stole MIT research, tried to cover up its trac||jmke||WebNews||0||30th December 2009 10:21|
|Chinese Tech Company Seek to Take Over Seagate Technology||jmke||WebNews||0||28th August 2007 10:44|
|Skype Protocol Cracked by Chinese Company||jmke||WebNews||0||14th July 2006 12:52|
|New fluid invented for immersion overclocking||jmke||WebNews||0||12th July 2006 08:56|
|Small company makes big claims on XML patents||Sidney||WebNews||0||21st October 2005 23:20|
|Shuttle XPC SB81P: The small form factor re-invented||jmke||WebNews||2||4th June 2004 23:00|