I said this a few days back. Even at $30 - $35 pps. it would ultimately be cheaper to buy NUAN rather than try to create its own spin off or for that matter continue to pay big $$ for licensing agreement for each new device. The patent infringement alone would cost millions in legal and time.. I think time will be of the essence moving forward especially as more devices i.e. "smart"/ voice activated TV, in car, launch. Every platform you can imagine will ultimately be voice activated. Home, appliance, computer, car etc. etc.
This has all been said so many times over the YEARS! The issue is that Ricci is stubborn and not willing to sell out for what he does not think is reasonable (whatever that is). Although I agree with you on the items you listed as far as voice is concerned, others are catching up quickly and they have better ideas on how to use that technology. I just hope uncle Carl knows something that we don't know. I for one and really tired of holding on to the dream. It could have and should have been a major money maker for investors long ago! Good luck everyone.