Microsoft Indeed Buying Tellme

The image “http://gesterling.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/tellme1.jpg?w=450” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.As previously rumored, Microsoft is apparently in talks to buy Tellme Networks, the voice services and automated directory assistance (DA) provider. TellMe has an enterprise business, which would be of value to Microsoft. But such an acquisition would immediately make Microsoft a potentially major player in the emerging ad-supported directory assistance (DA) market and speech-enabled mobile search.

The rest of this post is at SEL. The deal values the company at a reported $800 million.

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Here’s the WSJ article (sub req’d). And here’s a related post at GigaOM.

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