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Jott and company
Type of site
Voicemail service
Available in English
Owner Jott Networks Inc.
Created by John Pollard, Shreedhar Madhavapeddi
Commercial Yes
Registration Required
Launched April 2006

Jott was a voice-to-text transcription service which allowed its users to call a toll-free telephone number and speak for up to 30 seconds. The speech is then transcribed to text using a combination of software and human transcribers who work in a "sterile environment which also includes medical dictation." The message can be sent back to oneself, turned into a reminder, sent to a contact or group, or sent to a third-party "Jott link" such as LiveJournal. Transcribed messages can be delivered to recipients via email, text message, or both.

Jott was founded in April 2006[1] and gained $5.4 million in venture capital in May 2007.[2] Investors in the firm include Ackerley Partners and Draper Richards.[3]

As of July 14, 2009, the company was purchased by Nuance Communications.[4]

On April 4, 2011, it was announced that the service would be ending on May 3, allowing the company to instead "focus our voice-to-text service investments on carrier and enterprise distribution".[5]

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  1. ^ "Think it. Jott it. Do it.: hello world". 2006-08-28. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Venture Capital: E-mail by voice -- It's quite a deal". 2007-05-10. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Interview with John Pollard, CEO of Jott Networks". 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Home - Jott Messenger" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-08-06. 
  5. ^ The Jott Team at Nuance (4 April 2011). "Jott service ending on May 3rd, 2011". jott Blog. Jott Networks Inc. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 

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