Last year Google snapped up natural language processing engine Wavii for $30 million and eventually pulled the plug on the startup’s iOS app. Fast-forward to today and the company’s founder Adrian Aoun is leaving the firm to focus on a new venture, according to TechCrunch. In addition to departing from Google, Aoun is reportedly taking some of the Wavii team along with him to start up his next company.
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Update: Following Google’s acquisition, Wavii has shut down its service and pulled its iOS app.
Google has purchased natural language processing engine Wavii for more than $30 million, according to TechCrunch.
The acquisition has several similarities to Yahoo’s recent purchase of Summly, which Yahoo integrated into its iOS app just yesterday, as both start-ups focused on parsing text from content and delivering summarized snippets of information.