If Samsung buys the company behind Siri Apple is going to either loose Siri altogether or will be paying some serious licensing rights to Samsung.
Unbeknownst to many, Apple does not own the technology behind Siri. The technology is provided by Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), also known for the Dragon dictation software and Swype keyboard.
Stock in Nuance shot up in June on the announcement that Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) was in talks to buy Nuance. The stock then sold off on the news that the deal had slowed due to “complexities.” However, the news was that the deal “slowed,” not stalled or fell apart or the like.