Apple has acquired Siri (http://siri.com), a mobile "assistant" app maker, heating up the Apple-Google competition. According to a pre-merger notification￼ released by the Federal Trade Commission, and first noticed￼ by Robert Scoble (http://twitter.com/Scobleizer/status/13015365163), the transaction apparently won't be held up by any antitrust reviews.
Here's how Siri describes itself: "Just like a real assistant, Siri understands what you say, accomplishes tasks for you and adapts to your preferences over time.
Today, Siri can help you find and plan things to do. You can ask Siri to find a romantic place for dinner, tell you what’s playing at a local jazz club or get tickets to a movie for Saturday night.
"Siri is young and, like a child taking its first steps, may be awkward at times....| Read more »