MacWorld writes Apple is close to buying Siri, a company that develops iPhone apps. Siri is known for Siri Assistant, a free app that features a voice recognition engine that tries to figure out what you want. You can use it to book restaurants, movies, taxis and more.
Apple may be on the verge of acquiring Siri, the company behind the eponymous iPhone app that serves as a voice-driven personal assistant, according to a report at Wired. A Siri representative told the publication that the acquisition was imminent, but the transaction hadn’t been completed yet.
Reports on Mashable and Business Insider, meanwhile, say that the Siri acquisition is a done deal, citing Federal Trade Commission paperwork (PDF) seeking approval for the transaction. Other terms of the deal, such as the price Apple paid for the acquisition and whether all of Siri’s employees will be absorbed by Cupertino, are currently unknown. Apple failed to return a request for comment.