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Nuance pushes into car market

Nuance Communications Inc., the Burlington company behind the technology that lets millions of people talk to their smartphones and computers, is making an even bigger push to bring its speech recognition capabilities into cars.

The company said Thursday that it would pay $80 million in cash to get a larger slice of the automotive market with the acquisition of Tweddle Connect, which makes it possible for Web apps such as the popular music streaming service Pandora to work in automotive computer systems.

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