Nuance Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) has acquired digital customer data provider TouchCommerce for $215 million in cash and stock. The purchase will expand Nuance’s offerings in customer data and online live chat.

TouchCommerce, based in Agoura Hills, California, provides software that is used for online live chats and also provides data on customer traffic patterns. The target has previously worked with AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and DirecTV. Nuance, located in Burlington, Massachusetts, distributes speech recognition software.

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