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From: Jorgen Jensen11/30/2013 5:55:30 PM
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Here are some of the analyst ratings changes after the disappointing earnings report:

Piper Jaffray $19 to $14
Wedbush Sell $22 to $15
Oppenheimer Sell
Deutsche Bank Buy
Zacks Neutral $16
Craig Hallum $20- to $12
UBS Neutral
Canaccord Buy
Standpoint Buy $18-

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From: Savant12/3/2013 1:46:47 AM
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Nuance Announces Faster, More Accurate PowerScribe 360 Platform
Latest Advancements in PowerScribe 360 Support Industry Shift from Volume to Value

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December 02, 2013--

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced significant speech recognition accuracy and workflow enhancements to the PowerScribe 360 platform that will enable a quality, data-driven approach to radiology reporting for radiology groups, hospitals and healthcare systems. The latest version of the PowerScribe 360 platform allows radiologists to more easily navigate changing reimbursement models by driving efficiencies in the creation of actionable, structured reports that directly improve patient care.

Unsurpassed Accuracy Powers Faster Turnaround of Actionable Reports

The next generation of the PowerScribe 360 platform is built on the same technology as Dragon Medical 12. Nuance's latest and most advanced speech recognition provides unmatched speed and accuracy in radiology reporting. The new release also includes the automated integration of DICOM Structured Report data, such as radiation dose, ultrasound measurements and other important clinical information, which accelerates the delivery of a thorough report. In addition, new features make it easier for radiologists to monitor and manage their workloads, and expand current mobile capabilities so that referring clinicians are able to review reports on-the-go.

"Our move to the latest version of PowerScribe 360 has demonstrated improvements in word recognition. It also offers a workflow tool set that helps us create more accurate reports," said Dr. David Mendelson, chief of clinical informatics, Mount Sinai Medical Center. "In addition, PowerScribe 360 integrates the peer review process and automates the incorporation of information from other systems, such as contrast volumes from power injectors. These capabilities aid in expediting our workflow."

A Single Platform for Transitioning to Imaging 3.0(TM)

According to the American College of Radiology (ACR), Imaging 3.0(TM) is an effort to encourage radiologists to take a more active, consultative role that expands beyond the interpretation of patient images. In line with key Imaging 3.0 tenets, radiologists are partnering with Nuance to expedite the turnaround time of meaningful, actionable reports so they can devote more time to educating and engaging with referring physicians and patients alike.

The PowerScribe 360 platform will further help radiologists transition to Imaging 3.0 by:

-- Empowering the delivery of high-quality care -- Standardized reporting structure drives consistency and clinical usefulness of the radiology report which allows referring physicians to make more informed and timely care plan decisions; -- Driving faster, more accurate report generation -- The combination of advanced medical speech recognition, clinical language understanding and flexible templating makes it possible for radiologists to create and deliver more thorough, data-rich and compliant reports in minutes instead of days; -- Simplifying communication of patients' critical test results -- Efficient communication and documentation of critical patient findings from radiologists to referring physicians impacts patient safety and protects against liabilities; and -- Enhancing quality and performance with analytics -- Integrated search functionality enables data mining of reports, while analytics tools help radiologists track key performance and quality metrics to improve patient outcomes.

More than 50 percent of all radiology reports created in the United States each year are generated by Nuance solutions. That kind of adoption shows that the PowerScribe 360 platform is a proven and powerful reporting, workflow and communication solution. According to Rodney Hawkins, general manager of diagnostic solutions at Nuance: "We're focused on helping radiologists and all clinicians leverage technology to drive efficiencies and ensure high-quality patient care."

For more information on the PowerScribe 360 platform, visit Nuance at RSNA in booth 1322. Please also connect with Nuance on social media through the blog, What's next, as well as Twitter and Facebook.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, please visit: www.nuance.com.

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From: Jorgen Jensen12/4/2013 5:59:10 PM
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Dec 4 2013,


Activist investor Carl C. Icahn on Wednesday disclosed that he increased his stake in Nuance Communications Inc. ( NUAN ) by 6.5 million shares.

Mr. Icahn now owns a total of 58.9 million shares in the company, or a stake of nearly 19%, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He owned 52.4 million shares in the company as of Sept. 30, according to a filing last month.

Mr. Icahn has been steadily adding to his stake in the company since disclosing a 9.3% stake in April. Nuance in October named two representatives of Icahn Enterprises L.P. ( IEP ) to the company's board.

Nuance, which makes software that converts speech into text, is known best for its Dragon line of dictation products. Costs, tied in part to acquisitions, have weighed on the company's bottom line in recent quarters, masking top-line growth.

Shares of Nuance were up 13 cents at $14.28 after hours. Through the close, the stock is down 38% so far this year.

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From: JakeStraw12/10/2013 1:46:20 PM
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Nuance: "Dumpster Diving" in Tech
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To: JakeStraw who wrote (769)12/10/2013 5:48:59 PM
From: deeno
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ICAHN picks up another $20mm. what is he THINKING? I cant for the life of me unload my shares, but I havent read much positive in a LONG time. The stock is reflecting that for sure. Cant imagine the plan.

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To: deeno who wrote (770)12/11/2013 5:44:20 PM
From: Jorgen Jensen
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Carl bought a lot of shares at around $18- and more on the way down. His total investment is probably over one billion, and his son is now on the Board of Directors. I will stick with him, as he has a lot more info and investment savvy than I do.

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To: Jorgen Jensen who wrote (771)12/11/2013 5:58:57 PM
From: Sr K
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The threat to their voice recognition business is that Google is not using Nuance, and they are rolling out VR wider and wider. They trumpeted this in their last cc. In the Nuance Q&A a late question was about the business relationship with Google, and Paul Ricci said there's no material relationship with Google.

The growth areas are medical and other.

In the niche business of processing PDF documents and similar products, there are Apps by competitors for $3 and less, and Nuance doesn't seem to have an App for iOS or Android, regardless of price.

How are they going to compete? Siri has challengers, and if Nuance doesn't have the 100+ languages Google has or will soon have (they were in the high 70s in October), Google will take that market, or Apple will, just like Google is dominant in maps.

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To: Sr K who wrote (772)12/11/2013 7:47:02 PM
From: Jorgen Jensen
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Excellent points Sr K. I was actually thinking of getting out of Nuance earlier this year, but when Carl started buying, I decided to stay. Hoping for a buyout one of these days in the mid twenties. Been in love with Nuance for more years than I care to remember.

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To: Jorgen Jensen who wrote (771)12/12/2013 10:49:37 AM
From: deeno
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All right. what is the world is he THINKING?

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To: Jorgen Jensen who wrote (773)12/12/2013 10:53:10 AM
From: deeno
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similar postion. definitely lost faith, but Icahns stake must have some purpose. I'm willing to stick it out to find out, but maybe his son just needed a job.

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