Ask Ziggy

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Ask Ziggy
Industry speech recognition software
Website Ask Ziggy at Microsoft

Ask Ziggy Inc. is a software startup that develops speech recognition technology for mobile devices.

It is best known for a personal virtual assistant application for Windows Phone[1] that can make calls, send tweets, solve math problems and update a user's status on social networking sites.[2] At the time of its development, it was an effective alternative to Microsoft's own TellMe speech recognition service, though it lagged behind in accuracy compared to well-known applications like Siri and Android.

In late 2012, the company raised $5 million in funding.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Murph, Darren (January 2, 2012). "Ask Ziggy: the Windows Phone 7 counter to Apple's Siri". Engadget.
  2. ^ Baldwin, Roberto (January 3, 2012). "Ask Ziggy: Siri for the Windows Phone." Gizmodo.
  3. ^ Glover, Mark (August 15, 2012). "Rocklin startup Ask Ziggy announces $5 million in funding to challenge Siri". The Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on August 24, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ask Ziggy, Siri For Windows Phone, Closes $5 Million Funding Round To Expand To iOS, Android". TechCrunch. 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 

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