[Athen] Amazon purchases Ivona TTS company

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Thu Jan 24 10:01:53 PST 2013

For those that follow text-to-speech companies (yes, I need to get a
life), the news today is that Amazon.com has purchased Ivona Software.
Ivona is the company behind several high-quality voices that offer some
of the best TTS conversions available. The full press-release is at:

If you have not tried out any of the voices, check out the site at:

You can enter up to 250 characters of text and have it read by their
different voice offerings.

Take care,

Sean Keegan
Associate Director, Assistive Technology
Office of Accessible Education - Stanford University

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