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YouMail Acquires Quicktate Retail Customer BaseYouMail to Market iDictate Transcription Services (April 26, 2010)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/26/10 -- Quicktate (http://quicktate.com) has announced that YouMail (http://youmail.com) has acquired Quicktate's retail voicemail customers, enabling Quicktate to focus on growing its wholesale voice-to-text business. Quicktate will continue to provide voicemail transcription services to YouMail as well as its other wholesale customers.
"Our retail voicemail service proved our platform's quality, stability, and speed," said Quicktate CEO Lee Dorfman, "and with our flexible API, developers can easily leverage our proven transcription solution for not only voicemail but for a myriad of other unique applications as well."
Since late 2008, Quicktate has transcribed millions of voicemail messages for YouMail users. "Quicktate has been a good transcription partner for YouMail," said CEO Alex Quilici. They've been able to scale with us as we grew to over a million users, and have provided us high-quality transcriptions with an impressive degree of speed and accuracy."
YouMail and Quicktate have also announced a marketing partnership where YouMail will introduce its users to legal, medical, and general transcription services from iDictate (http://iDictate.com), Quicktate's parent company.
Quicktate provides high quality speech transcription which easily integrates into existing services using a flexible API. Current applications include transcribed voicemails, conference calls, iPhone and BlackBerry voice recordings, medical and legal dictations. Popular projects include TweetCall (http://tweetcall.com), a service which allows users to dial 877-Tweet-Call and speak their tweets which are then transcribed and automatically posted to Twitter. Quicktate is based in San Francisco, California.
YouMail turns mobile phone voicemail into a "digital secretary" for handling unanswered calls. YouMail saves time, increases productivity, and improves reliability of message handling by giving users flexible control to retrieve and manage voicemail through mobile applications, through a web browser, via e-mail or by calling in. YouMail provides an ad-supported free service and various premium services, including voice-to-text transcription. YouMail is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and backed by VantagePoint Venture Partners and Tech Coast Angels.
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