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Nuance Announces Updates to Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12

Greater Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 8, Support for Recently Released Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Internet Explorer

Nuance Communications, Inc. announced updates to Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the world's best-selling speech recognition software for the personal computer. Dragon 12 now features seamless integration with the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, and enhanced support for Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.

Launched in July of 2012, Dragon 12 features a 20 percent improvement to out-of-the-box accuracy, faster performance and new features like Smart Format Rules that make Dragon more productive and personal than ever. With this latest update, Dragon allows for greater compatibility with Microsoft Office 2013, Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8. Among these changes is improved usability for Windows 8, including in its Start screen and full-screen apps.

"There is now an entire generation of people who rely on Dragon to be more productive with their PCs, and now those same people are migrating to new types of interfaces -- and these migrations are making our interaction with computing devices truly multimodal: we can seamlessly type, touch or speak," said Matt Revis, vice president of Dragon Devices, Nuance Mobile. "By improving compatibility with Windows 8's tile and touch interface, plus the new Office and IE, Dragon is becoming an even more integral part of the everyday computing experience."

Current owners of Dragon 12 in all languages will automatically get a free software update via a digital download notification or by selecting "Check for Updates" in the Help tab of the DragonBar.

Customers with previous versions of Dragon will receive an email announcing a special limited-time promotional upgrade rate to Dragon 12 with the updates above.

For new customers, the updated Premium 12 English edition will be available to order starting March 18, 2013. Additional editions and languages will be available over the coming weeks.

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