March 13, 2007 / 2:33 AM / 13 years ago

Microsoft in talks to buy voice technology firm: WSJ

A technician adjusts a spotlight at the exhibition stand of Microsoft in preparation for the CeBIT computer fair in the northern German town of Hanover March 12, 2007. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) is in talks to buy privately-held Tellme Networks, a maker of Web-based voice technology, for about $800 million, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Monday.

Microsoft may sign a deal as early as this week, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.

Tellme’s products would help Microsoft build voice-recognition capabilities into its products, the Journal said.

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