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Beyond Verbal Wants To Know How You're Feeling

Beyond Verbal is developing voice recognition software that can not only understand words but also pick up on the emotional nuances of a person's voice to determine how he or she is feeling. The company envisions its patented "emotion detection" technology finding its way into a broad range of applications including customer services, games, dating services and personal assistants such as Apple's Siri.

Launched this month, Tel Aviv, Israel-based Beyond Verbal just raised $2.8 million in financing from Genesis Angels, a new venture capital firm. Yuval Mor is the company's CEO.


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