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Facebook is adding to its stable of development tools by acquiring, a startup that provides developers with an API for building voice-recognition interfaces into their apps. boasts that 6,000 developers already use its voice technology, and Facebook says the platform will remain free and open.

“ has built an incredible yet simple natural language processing API that has helped developers turn speech and text into actionable data,” Facebook said. “We’re excited to have them onboard.”

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