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Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages

Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages

By Chris Crum May 30, 2014

Google launched app indexing globally in English a couple months back after testing it since November. Now, they’re expanding it into more languages. The feature enables Google to deliver in-app content in search results on mobile devices (specifically Android devices …

Bing To Add Klingon Language To Translator Bing To Add Klingon Language To Translator

Update: Bing has now made the official announcement. Bing is reportedly adding the Klingon language to Bing Translator as part of a marketing deal between Microsoft and Paramount, as the studio prepares to release Star Trek Into Darkness. While we’ve …

Google Launches Knowledge Graph In More Languages Google Launches Knowledge Graph In More Languages

Google is expanding the Knowledge Graph into more languages, including Italian, French, Japanese, and Russian. According to Frederic Lardinois at TechCrunch, Google Fellow Ben Gomes made the announcement on stage at LeWeb Paris. There is a blog post about it …

Google Updates WhatBrowser; Mobile Support & More Google Updates WhatBrowser; Mobile Support & More
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Google says that no matter which browser you choose, you should at least be informed on whether or not it’s updated and what the other options are. Three years ago, they created a site that answers those questions and more. …

LinkedIn Launches Danish Language Version LinkedIn Launches Danish Language Version
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LinkedIn announced that is has launched a new Danish language version. The company says there are over 3 million members across the Nordic region, including 900,000 in Denmark. “Every day, our members are adding information to their profiles, sharing important …

Google Translate Gets Lao Support Google Translate Gets Lao Support
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Google announced today that it has added Lao to its Google Translate repertoire, making it the 65th language the service supports. Lao, sometimes called Laotion, is spoken in Laos, Thailand, the U.S., France, Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina. In …

LinkedIn Expands Ads Into 17 New Languages LinkedIn Expands Ads Into 17 New Languages

LinkedIn announced today that it is launching LinkedIn Ads in 17 new languages. “LinkedIn Ads now provides a truly local experience and allows you to create ads in the language of your choice,” says LinkedIn’s Gyanda Sachdev. “From Japanese and …

Pinterest Expands Into More Languages Pinterest Expands Into More Languages
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Pinterest announced today that it is expanding into a couple of new languages – Dutch and German. Pinterest is now available in the following languages: “Whatever language you speak, we work hard to make Pinterest a place to plan your …

100 Million More People Can Use Google Voice Search 100 Million More People Can Use Google Voice Search

Google announced this morning that Voice Search for Android is now available in 13 new languages – Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, European Portuguese, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak and Swedish. With the addition of these new languages, Google …

Twitter in Basque, Czech, & Greek Now a Reality Twitter in Basque, Czech, & Greek Now a Reality

Three more languages have graduated from Twitter’a translation center. Now, Twitter is available in Basque, Czech, and Greek. From the Twitter translation center blog: Last May, we opened our Translation Center to 6 new languages using a new set of …

iPhone 5 Could Be Bigger Than Predecssors In China iPhone 5 Could Be Bigger Than Predecssors In China
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As previously reported, Apple’s Q3 earnings reveal that the company is doing pretty well in the Chinese market. Half of the company’s revenue comes from international markets, and China is no doubt high on the list. CEO Tim Cook says …

Google Input, A Multi-Regional Virtual Keyboard Google Input, A Multi-Regional Virtual Keyboard

Google Input is a virtual keyboard released by the search engine giant, as an extension for Chrome and app for Android. The app/extension allows users to utilize keyboards as they would be constructed in various regions & languages. This video …

Twitter In Catalan, Ukrainian Now A Reality Twitter In Catalan, Ukrainian Now A Reality
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Thanks to the diligent volunteers that populate Twitter’s Translation Center, the service is now available in two new languages: Catalan and Ukrainian. In all, Twitter (the service, not the actual tweets) has been translated and is ready for use in …

Duolingo Finally Available To The Public Duolingo Finally Available To The Public

Way back in November of 2011, Duolingo opened up their private beta and was hit with a flood of excitement in the form of invite requests. “People asking me for Duolingo invites: Patience, grasshoppers,” said creator Luis von Ahn. For …

Draw Something Now Available In 12 New Languages

Considering the downward trajectory that Draw Something has seen since being acquired by Zynga, it’s no surprise that the company is attempting to penetrate some new markets and use some star power to ignite a little bit of buzz. Today, …

Mobile Editing In Google Docs Expands To Cover 45 Languages

When Google introduced mobile editing in Google Docs last year, many people applauded.  Lots of people probably didn’t, though, considering the advance was English-only and left out folks all over the world.  Now Google’s addressing that issue with the ability to edit documents in 44 more languages.

Of course, to be honest, this may not yet affect many individuals.  Google Docs has had enough trouble catching on with English-speaking Americans, never mind people who aren’t in the company’s home market.

Google Docs Converts Images/PDFs Into 29 New Languages

Google has expanded its Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature of Google Docs into 29 new languages. It’s now available in a total of 34 languages. 

This is the technology that analyzes images and PDF files and extracts text and formatting, so you can edit. The feature was introduced last summer. The development of the technology would be aided by scans of ancient texts