AT&T has announced the launch of a new Speech API which is powered by the AT&T Watson℠ speech engine. The new Speech API allows developers to integrate speech-to-text functionality in mobile applications. The service works with almost any mobile phone and "across all other U.S. wireless carrier services."
Right on the heels of the Twilio Client that developers can use to add Skype-like capabilities their mobile or web apps, the company is is launching a supporting virtual phone system built on its Twilio API. OpenVBX, along with the Twilio Client, provides a complete web-based business phone system, similar to Google Voice.