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Carl Icahn buys a stake in Mass. tech firm Nuance

Mass. tech firm may face fight for control

Carl Icahn is back in Massachusetts, and this time he may face his biggest brawl yet over a Bay State company.

Icahn, a billionaire investor who pressures underperforming companies to make massive changes, disclosed Monday that he has accumulated 9.3 percent of Nuance Communications Inc., maker of the speech technology behind Dragon software and Siri on the Apple iPhone, whose stock recently fell nearly 20 percent.

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