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LinkedIn Publishing Platform Makes Global Push

LinkedIn Publishing Platform Makes Global Push

LinkedIn just announced that its publishing platform is going global with localized languages. It’s only been available in English until now, but today it’s becoming available in Portuguese. In the coming months, it will add more and more languages. German and French are next up on the list. As it expands into more languages, it will also feature Influencers in …

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Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages

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 for now). For example, if you search for “Dee Barnes,” you might get a result from Wikipedia. With app indexing, …

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Pinterest Keeps Expanding with Launch in Indonesia

Pinterest has just announced that the site is now accessible in Indonesian. That means that the site is now available in almost two dozen languages. Just a week ago, Pinterest launched in Korean. With those recent languages expansions, users can now roam Pinterest in 22 different languages and dialects, including a couple regional varieties of English, Spanish, and Portuguese. With …

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Google Translate Hits 80 Languages Milestone, Adds 9 New Ones

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, Google Translate can help you connect to new information and people,” says software engineer Arne Mauser. “Today, we’re launching 9 …

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Google Adds Handwriting Support To Gmail, Docs

Google announced today that it has added handwriting input support to Gmail and Google Docs. You can now input words directly into Gmail and Google Docs with your mouse or trackpad. First, you’ll need to enable input tools in Gmail or in Docs, and then select the handwriting input (which is shown with a pencil icon) of the language you …

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Pinterest Launches New French-Focused Version with More Local Content

L’histoire, les arts, la cuisine et la mode…depuis l’année dernière Pinterest a été traduit en Français mais la langue n’est qu’un élément de la vaste culture Française. C’est pourquoi nous lançons en France une nouvelle version localisée de Pinterest, créée spécifiquement pour la communauté Française. Pinterest is turning its focus on France. Although Pinterest has been available to the French …

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Bing To Add Klingon Language To Translator To Market ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

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 been unable to bring up the language in Bing Translator so far, The LA Times (via Engadget) reports that it …

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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 on Google’s Italy blog (in Italian). There’s no mention in the post, however, about all the new languages, and Lardinois …

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Google Updates WhatBrowser.org; 43 Languages, Mobile Support

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. Although WhatBrowser.org is a Google creation, they don’t simply recommend that everyone switches to the newest version of Chrome. For …

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LinkedIn Goes Danish For 3 Million Nordic Region Members

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 views and insights, connecting to one another, building their networks and getting access to a world of potential contacts, business …

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Google Adds Its 65th Language To Google Translate With Lao

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 Laos, it is the official language. As of 2006, there were a reported 5.22 million native speakers. Google is keeping …

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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 Czech to French and Turkish, this update makes it that much easier for members to share information and create messages …

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Pinterest Expands Into More Languages

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 dreams and organize all the things that inspire you,” said Pinterest’s Sara Tavel on the company blog. “As we expand …

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100 Million New People Can Now 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 says 100 million new speakers can now use Voice Search. That’s good news for users too, because Google says the …

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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 features we’ve created to make the translation process faster. There is more automation and more efficiency in this new system …

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iPhone 5 Could Be Bigger Hit Than Predecessors In China

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 revenue from the country was $5.7 billion in Q3, accounting for a whopping 48% increase year-over-year. Things may soon get …

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Google Input Shows The Difficulty Of Translating Across Multiple Languages

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 shows how translating words from language to language can be a huge undertaking, as there are words in various cultures …

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Twitter In Catalan, Ukrainian Now A Reality

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 30 different languages. Twitter launched the Translation Center back in February, 2011, with the goal of crowdsourcing the site’s translation, …

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Duolingo Opens To The Public After 125,000 Users Translated 75 Million Sentences During Beta

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 those of you who never got in, or who are just hearing about it for the first time and want …

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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, Zynga announced that the game is now available in twelve new languages including Spanish, German, and Chinese. Zynga…today launches Draw …

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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.

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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

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Twitter Launches In Korean

Twitter usage has increased a lot in South Korea over the last year, and it may soon skyrocket.  Late yesterday, Twitter announced that it has launched in Korean, giving South Korea’s 48.5 million citizens the opportunity to access the service in their native language.

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Google Attempts Real-Time (And Audible) Translation

Language barriers can be incredibly frustrating.  There’s nothing quite like facing another intelligent human being and realizing you’ll both have to mime things for the next five minutes in order to have any chance of understanding each other.  But Google’s attempting to fix that with a new "Conversation Mode" in Google Translate for Android.

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Gmail App Learns 44 New Languages

The HTML5 version of the mobile Gmail app hasn’t exactly been friendly towards non-American users to date; English (and indeed what Google calls "U.S. English") was the only language in which it was available.  Now, however, Google’s addressed the problem in a big way.

Today, there are 44 new languages on the figurative table, and that should account for the vast majority of people who are likely to own a smartphone.  An Android device or anything running a recent version of iOS, in fact.

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Google Unveils Cantonese Voice Search

Thanks to a new product launch, as many as 65 or 70 million people should now find conducting Google searches from their mobile phones a much less difficult process.  This week, Cantonese Voice Search debuted in Hong Kong.

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YouTube Learns Four More Languages

It seems quite safe to say that YouTube doesn’t like language barriers.  This week, the site introduced support for the Croation, Filipino, Serbian, and Slovak languages, and also detailed some impressive progress it’s made over the past few years.

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Yahoo Promises Customer Care In More Languages

Yahoo’s products and services may soon establish a larger following among non-English speakers.  This morning, Yahoo promised to introduce new customer care services in nine different languages, with Arabic being a top focus.

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Google Search By Voice Introduces Support For Korean

An estimated 80 million or so people speak Korean worldwide, and starting today, it should be possible for them to conduct searches on Google without lifting a finger.  Google Search by voice now supports the Korean language.

Obviously, this is an important step forward since it may make Google more popular with a large number of people.  Even Korean-speaking individuals who are also familiar with other languages should appreciate the opportunity to conduct searches in their native tongue.

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Google Sets Target For Real-Time Translator Phones

If you think about it, it’d be slightly inaccurate to say that phones let people all over the world communicate with each other; current tech just transmits sounds, not their significance.  But Google’s looking to knock down language barriers with devices that will perform translations on the fly.

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