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From: Jorgen Jensen2/8/2017 8:15:05 PM
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Up 4 1/2% today on huge volume of 25 million shares. I have not seen volume like that in years.
Here is the transcript of the Earnings Conference Call.

seekingalpha.com/article/4043588-nuance-communications-nuan-q1-2017-results-earnings-call-transcript?page=1

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To: Jorgen Jensen who wrote (814)2/9/2017 2:18:57 AM
From: Sr K
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There were 40 block trades, including these:

2:048m 9:47
3.574m 10:29
4.821m 10:46

sub-total 10.443m

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To: Sr K who wrote (815)2/9/2017 9:30:31 AM
From: Jorgen Jensen
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and I assume that did not affect the price, but I wonder what it means.

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From: Sr K3/13/2017 9:01:39 AM
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3/13/2017

from Briefing.com

7:47 am Nuance Communications announces a $350 mln offering of senior convertible notes due 2025 in a private placement ( NUAN) : Nuance intends to use ~$150 million of the net proceeds from this offering to repurchase shares of Nuance's common stock concurrently with the pricing of the notes in negotiated transactions with institutional investors in the offering, subject to availability. Nuance intends to use the remaining net proceeds, together with cash on hand, to repurchase, redeem, retire or otherwise repay all of its outstanding 2.75% senior convertible debentures due 2031.

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From: Jorgen Jensen7/21/2017 8:35:42 PM
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Nuance Expects Impact Of Malware Incident On Its Q3
(RTTNews.com) - Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) Friday said it expects the malware incident to have an impact on its financial results for third quarter of 2017. The company has been restoring its operations across the business, since the malware attack on June 27.

The company revealed a loss of healthcare transcription revenues in the final week of the third quarter and its inability to fulfill partner orders for imaging products during the same period.

Based on preliminary financial data, Nuance expects fiscal third quarter revenues to be between $485.0 million and $489.0 million and adjusted revenues to be between $494.0 million and $498.0 million.

The company expects fiscal third quarter loss per share to be between $0.11 and $0.09 and adjusted profit per share to be between $0.26 and $0.28.

On a pro forma basis, the company estimates that the third quarter loss per share would have been between $0.07 and $0.05 and adjusted earnings per share on a pro forma basis would have between $0.29 and $0.31.

If the the malware incident had not occurred, third quarter revenues on a pro forma basis would have been between $500.0 million and $504.0 million and adjusted revenues on a pro forma basis would have been between $509.0 million and $513.0 million.

Despite the effects of the malware incident, net new bookings in the quarter were strong, up year-over-year, between 20 and 25.

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From: Jorgen Jensen12/12/2017 6:56:57 PM
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It's about time we hear from one of the large institutional investors.

Neuberger Berman Delivers Letter To Nuance Communications Board Of Directors; Calls For ...

PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuberger Berman, a global, independent, employee-owned investment manager, and certain of its affiliates that manage investment funds and client accounts that collectively own approximately 1.6% of the outstanding stock of Nuance Communications, Inc

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To: Jorgen Jensen who wrote (819)12/24/2017 8:46:43 PM
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Picked up some extra NUAN t'other day, looking for inclusion in cars in the future....voice control better than fiddlin' w/knobs or trying to see/touch a screen off to the side.

They say it can differentiate between driver's voice and that of other chatterboxes in the car.

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From: Savant2/15/2018 10:46:48 AM
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NUAN announced major advancement in voice to text .....pr yesterday

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To: Savant who wrote (821)2/15/2018 2:52:10 PM
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BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuance Communications, Inc. ( NASDAQ:NUAN) today announced that it has advanced its text-to-speech (TTS) technology with deep neural networks (DNN) to deliver a new standard of quality, reducing errors by 40 percent compared to previous speech synthesis techniques.

Combining advancements in deep learning with knowledge-based developments, Nuance’s Vocalizer suite of TTS solutions – including Vocalizer Embedded for embedded platforms, Vocalizer Server for cloud applications and the Vocalizer Studio development tool – enables speech output that is nearly indistinguishable from human speech, enriching user experiences across automotive, enterprise, healthcare, IoT and smart home offerings and resulting in a more intuitive and conversational interaction between people and machines. The application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques gives Vocalizer the ability to quickly learn new words, phrases and pronunciations and communicate with more expressivity and personality across more than 50 languages.

Nuance’s approach to use deep neural networks for speech synthesis is as follows. First, the networks learn the relation between written text and the corresponding voice characteristics from Nuance’s vast speech data. Then, the system applies this knowledge to the words and phrases in an unseen text. In addition to learning the relations between the orthographic representation of the words and the acoustic output, Nuance’s deep neural nets also use the context of the utterances to ensure that words are spoken in the appropriate expressive manner for the application, with the proper pattern of stress and intonation. For example, street names and driving directions sound clearly intelligible and articulated, whereas dialogs with a virtual assistant sound more fluent and dynamic.

“The advancements we have made through the application of DNN allow our text-to-speech technology to deliver high-quality, more expressive speech output, enabling more natural interactions between man and machine,” said Christophe Couvreur, vice president and general manager of TTS at Nuance. “We’re able to create highly tailored and computationally efficient solutions adapted to our customers’ unique needs, their application domains and the voice persona they want to realize.”

Key applications of Nuance Vocalizer include:

  • Automotive in-dashboard systems and virtual assistants
  • Robotics and autonomous virtual agents
  • Digital television and set-top boxes
  • Omni-channel customer engagement services
  • Nuance’s enhanced text-to-speech solutions are available for the cloud today and will be made available for embedded devices this year. For more information about Vocalizer, including voice samples, visit https://www.nuance.com/mobile/mobile-solutions/vocalizer-expressive.html.

    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.

    Trademark reference: Nuance and the Nuance logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

    Contact Information

    For Press
    Kate Hickman
    Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Tel: 781-565-4627
    Email: kathryn.hickman@nuance.com



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    From: Jorgen Jensen3/27/2018 2:52:01 PM
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    Neuberger Berman Sends Open Letter To Nuance Communications Board And Incoming CEO Mark Benjamin

    REITERATES CALL FOR BOARD AND GOVERNANCE CHANGES SUPPORTED BY A DECISIVE SHAREHOLDER VOTE

    prnewswire.com/news-releases/neuberger-berman-sends-open-letter-to-nuance-communications-board-and-incoming-ceo-mark-benjamin-300620132.html

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