Hosain Rahman, who started Jawbone just out of Stanford University, wasn’t originally aiming to create a consumer electronics company. Initially, it set out to enable speech recognition on mobile phones (this was before Siri), and what they realized was that to make speech recognition work, they first had to solve the problem of background noise. That led to the development of an industry-leading noise-elimination technology called NoiseAssassin, which now lies at the heart of all the company’s audio products.
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