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Microsoft to buy Nuance for $16 billion to focus on health care tech

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses board members and shareholders during Microsoft’s annual shareholders meeting at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on November 28, 2018. 208590

Microsoft said that it would buy Nuance Communications, a provider of artificial-intelligence and speech-recognition software, for about $16 billion, as it pushes to expand its health care technology services.

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