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Verbit Raises Additional $31 Million in Series B Funding Round

By Danielle Chazen

Verbit is excited to announce the close of a $31 million Series B round, led by growth equity firm Stripes and with participation from Viola Ventures, Vertex Ventures, HV Ventures, Oryzn Capital and ClalTech. This latest round of funding brings Verbit’s total amount raised to $65 million, following a $23 million Series A round in January 2019. Verbit's valuation has…
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Landmark Case Settled with Harvard University

By Danielle Chazen

A landmark case on accessibility involving one of the most iconic universities was just settled. Four years after litigation began, The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced that Harvard University will be instituting a new series of guidelines to make the university’s site, online resources and live events accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Harvard…
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Legal Transcription 2030: What You Should Know

By Ayelet Weizs

If you've been feeling overwhelmed by the changes going on in the transcription industry, you're not alone. The stenographic shortage has been challenging, and there’s a natural hesitance that comes with embracing new technologies. However, industry professionals who want to be relevant in 2030 can no longer ignore the digital transformation that is occurring in the market.  The Need for…
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What is Speech Recognition Used For?

By Ayelet Weizs

Automatic speech recognition impacts everything from our personal lives to how justice is served in courts to improved student learning. So what exactly is speech recognition? How does speech recognition work across industries that impact our day to day lives, health, education, careers, and chances to thrive?   How Did Speech Recognition Begin? It was 1952 when Bell Laboratories presented…
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Legal Deposition Transcription Services 101

By Ayelet Weizs

Depositions have long been effective discovery tools for cases, eliciting important information and sometimes catching parties in lies. Whether a deposition court reporter uses a stenographic machine or a digital recorder, accuracy in legal deposition transcription services is of the utmost importance. A single word can change the meaning of a sentence, and therefore the entire outcome of a case.…
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Digital Court Reporter: Reasons to Hire & Become One

By Ayelet Weizs

There is a growing shortage of stenographers. This reality combined with the fact that the average age of a court reporter is 53, leaves cause for concern about the profession’s future. Additional contributing factors to this shortage include a significant decrease in graduates from professional stenographic training and the closure of many training schools, according to the American Association of…
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What is Voice Recognition Used for and How Does it Work?

By Ayelet Weizs

Voice recognition technology identifies a speaker and authenticates that he or she is indeed that individual. Unlike speech recognition, which identifies the words spoken, voice recognition analyzes countless patterns and elements that distinguish one person's voice from another. Voice recognition is now being used in every facet of our lives, personally and professionally.   How Is Voice Recognition Used in…
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