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Want to Learn Klingon? Duolingo’s Working on It

Want to Learn Klingon? Duolingo’s Working on It

By Josh Wolford April 10, 2015

Popular language tutorial app Duolingo has just added a new language. No, it’s not Japanese (as people have been clamoring over for some time). In fact, this language didn’t even exist 40 years ago. Duolingo wants to teach you Klingon. …

Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages

Google launched Webmaster Academy in 2012 as a way to help small businesses improve their web and Google presence through education about various webmaster topics. It even added Panda update guidance at one point. Last year, Google expanded the offering …

Google Now Lets You Speak Multiple Languages Without Changing Settings Google Now Lets You Speak Multiple Languages Without Changing Settings

Google announced a change to the Google Search app for Android that enables you to speak different languages to Google without having to keep going in and changing the settings to do so. Just change a setting one time, and …

Twitter Axes Bing-Powered Translations Twitter Axes Bing-Powered Translations

About a year ago, Twitter began offering instant tweet translations, powered by Bing. As with any basic translation tool, it wasn’t always the most accurate thing around, but it worked in many instances. And now it’s gone. There are tweets …

Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone

Yelp announced the launch of automated review translation in its iPhone app. They offer reviews in fifteen languages in 27 countries. As the company continues to expand internationally, this will only become more important. The app makes use of Bing …

Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses

Google announced that Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, so suers can send emails to, and receive them from, people how have such characters in their addresses. Believe it or not, half way through 2014, …

Scrabble Gets with the Times, Adds Selfie, Hashtag, and Mixtape

It’s been about a decade since the Scrabble dictionary received a major update. But when the fifth edition of the The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary comes out on Wednesday, it’ll allow you to play your favorite new kewl internets words …

Google Launches Translate Community Google Launches Translate Community

Google just announced the launch of a new Translate Community aimed at helping the company improve its translation quality for the 80 languages it already supports. The community is aimed at multi-lingual language enthusiasts, who will also be tasked with …

Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages

It’s hard to believe that in July of 2014, Gmail doesn’t already support every language, but Google announced that it now supports thirteen more. The new languages are: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, …

Oxford Comma? Americans Still Unsure, Hostile, and Divided

Here’s the thing about the Oxford comma – it’s optional, highly debated, and ultimately unnecessary. I mean, I use it – I’m not some Oxford comma-denying lunatic who doesn’t understand how the party with strippers, JFK and Stalin is confusing, …

Skype Is Getting Real-Time Translation Later This Year Skype Is Getting Real-Time Translation Later This Year

There’s no denying that Microsoft’s Skype has played a huge part in international communication, as it’s one of the most popular ways for person A to see and hear person B across the globe. Of course, person A and person …

Twitter Ads Get New Language Targeting Twitter Ads Get New Language Targeting

Twitter has been launching all kinds of ad features lately, including an app promotion suite, native ads on MoPub, the Website Card, the expansion of geo-targeting to more countries, and postal code targeting in the U.S. On Wednesday, the company …

Google Translate Hits 80 Languages Milestone, Adds 9 New Ones Google Translate Hits 80 Languages Milestone, Adds 9 New Ones
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Google Translate has hit the 80 languages milestone, as Google announced the addition of support for nine more languages. “Whether you’re trekking to a new place or simply trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t share a language with you, …

Vine Goes Global with 19 New Languages, New Focus on Unearthing Local Content Vine Goes Global with 19 New Languages, New Focus on Unearthing Local Content

Twitter’s 6-second video app Vine has turned its attention to global expansion by adding support for 19 new languages in their iOS and Android apps. Here are the new languages that Vine now supports: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, …

To Keep the Service Free, Duolingo Is Now Powering CNN & BuzzFeed’s Translations To Keep the Service Free, Duolingo Is Now Powering CNN & BuzzFeed’s Translations

Duolingo is two things, really. It’s a language-learning app, for one. But it’s also a giant crowdsourced translation hub, as the very students (users) who learn new languages with the app are the ones helping to translate site and documents …

Google Gives Advice On Making Your Site Available In More Languages Google Gives Advice On Making Your Site Available In More Languages

Google has released a new video aimed at helping webmasters make their sites available in more languages. The latest Webmaster Help video comes from Developer Programs Tech Lead Maile Ohye. Specifically, the video discusses details about rel=”alternate” and its implementation …

Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Mobile Technologies, Makers of Offline Translation App Jibbigo Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Mobile Technologies, Makers of Offline Translation App Jibbigo
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Facebook has just announced that they have acquired Mobile Technologies, a language software developer who is best known as the makers of the Jibbigo app. Mobile Technologies’ team will head to Menlo Park to join Facebook’s engineering team. “I’m excited …