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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Deals of the day - mergers and acquisitions, (NASDAQ: AMZN)

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Thursday:** Inc said on Thursday that it acquired speech-recognition company Ivona Software, a sign the world's largest Internet retailer may be looking to develop more services similar to Apple Inc's Siri voice-based search product.Amazon did not say how much it paid for Ivona and a spokeswoman failed to comment on the price., Inc. ( serves consumers through its retail Websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. Shares of AMZN traded higher by 2.06% or $5.51/share to $273.62. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $172.00 and as high as $274.50. On average, 3269490 shares of AMZN exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 3381945.