TellMe + MSFT = Buying More Time

by Daniel Raffel

It looks like TellMe is trying to re-brand itself as a Product company with various Voice Search driven offerings geared towards: Business, Information, and People.

MSFT announced recently that they'll be a year late (sound familiar) shipping their Speech server and now plans to roll it out with Exchange sometime in 2007!

Many are expecting to see the Voice search space start to heat up and I anticipate some partnerships.

This brings up an interesting opportunity for TellMe and MSFT to buy some time working together to form a Voice search partnership.

My guess: expect some sort of trial run 800-CALL-MSN Yellow Page services coming soon (powered by TellMe.)