I just found out that Vocalis, another speech recognition in Cambridge is in trouble
on Vocalis sale ).
Vocalis were obviously local rivals for us at Entropic when were still in Cambridge.
At the time Entropic was acquired I had an old friend working there, and it looked
as if Vocalis were going to do really well - they had some good business partnerships
going including trialing speech access to Britain's leading ISP at the time (Freeserve).
It's sobering to see that the dot com crash is still taking its toll even now. I hope
the guys there find some way to continue the work they were doing.