Two ex-Google employees want you to start talking on your phone again

Voice calls have been dying, replaced by photos and texts. The Cord app wants to change all that

We’ve reached an odd point in the evolution of messaging. My wife and my aunt both have large Android phones, but can’t stand the virtual keyboards. They speak a message out loud which Google translates back into text. When I get these messages while I’m driving my car, I ask Siri to read me the text, and she gives it her best shot. We’ve gone through a completely unnecessary triple translation that wastes time and often garbles the meaning of the message.

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