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(Reuters) — Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications at about $16 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The price being discussed could value Nuance at about $56 a share, the source said, adding that an agreement could be announced as soon as Monday.
Bloomberg News, which first reported the potential deal between Nuance and Microsoft, said talks are ongoing and the discussions could still fall apart.
The deal with Nuance would be Microsoft’s second-biggest deal, after its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in 2016.
Microsoft and Nuance did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
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