Speech recognition took a small step forward last week when four companies announced that they had formed a V-Commerce Alliance to promote the technology for electronic commerce.

Visa International and two technology companies with strong ties to the financial services industry - Broadvision Inc. and Nuance Communications - joined Motorola Inc. in the alliance.

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