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Twitter Axes Bing-Powered Translations

Twitter Axes Bing-Powered Translations

By Josh Wolford August 8, 2014

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 …

Pinterest Continues International Expansion Pinterest Continues International Expansion

Last week, Pinterest announced its launch in Japan after previously launching in the UK, France and Italy. The company has since announced its launch in the Nordics. “For the past month, we’ve worked alongside our community to translate Pinterest in …

Etsy Starts Taking Translation Seriously Etsy Starts Taking Translation Seriously
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Update: If comments from Etsy users are any indication, Etsy is perhaps not taking translation as seriously as it ought to be (See comments at end of article). Etsy announced on Tuesday that it has added millions of local language …

Google+ Gets a New In-Line Translation Feature Google+ Gets a New In-Line Translation Feature

Google has just announced that they are beginning to roll out a new native translation feature inside Google+. With Google Translate inside Google+, you’ll see a “Translate” link directly underneath any text that’s in a foreign language. Simply click the …

Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company
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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 …

App Translations Boost Online Sales App Translations Boost Online Sales

A recent study from an online translation firm, determined that most applications developed anywhere in the world are written in English even when the developers are not from English speaking countries. 40% of the surveyed translations were general business applications, …

Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations

Twitter is currently testing a new auto-translate feature for tweets on the Twitter desktop site, and it’s powered by Bing. The new translations appear directly under the original tweets, and they note the language in which the translation derives. The …

Mars: War Logs Delayed, New Localization Coming Mars: War Logs Delayed, New Localization Coming

Back at the end of April, Mars: War Logs was released on PC to mediocre reviews. Critics praised the action RPG’s setting, ideas, and the ambition of developer Spiders, but also panned the game for a poor translation and story …

Microsoft Launches Bing Translator For Windows Microsoft Launches Bing Translator For Windows
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Microsoft has announced that the Bing Translator App for Windows is now available. “Designed specifically for Windows devices, the app places translation technology in your hand by instantly translating content in more than 40 languages,” a spokesperson for Microsoft tells …

Google Translate Adds Five New Languages Google Translate Adds Five New Languages
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Google announced that it has added support for five new languages to Google Translate, which brings the total to over 70 languages supported. The new languages are: Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi. All of them except for Bosnian are …

Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Support

Google just announced the launch of offline language packages for Google Translate for Android. With the feature, you don’t need an Internet connection to translate your way out of a jam. If you open the app, and select “offline languages” …

Google Translate Ges Better For Actual Learning Google Translate Ges Better For Actual Learning
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Google has introduced a new feature for Google Translate, which could go a long way in helping users remember the translations they learn from the tool. It’s called Phrasebook, and lets you save useful translated phrases to refer to later. …

Etsy Continues Translation Efforts With Spanish Etsy Continues Translation Efforts With Spanish
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Etsy announced today that the site is launching in Spanish, which has been a long time coming from the sound of it. The company says it has had a high number of sellers who opened their shops from Spanish-speaking countries, …

Google Translate Gets Some New Features Google Translate Gets Some New Features
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Google has launched some new Google Translate features: reverse translations, frequencies and synonyms. “Our users often tell us that they check our translations by translating them back into their original language,” says Google in a blog post. “Reverse translations can …

YouTube Makes Caption Translation Easier YouTube Makes Caption Translation Easier

Google announced that it has made it easier to translate YouTube video captions into over 300 languages. “You’ll first need a caption track for your video, so if you don’t yet have one you can learn how to make one …

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 …

Take Pictures Of Text And Have Google Translate It Take Pictures Of Text And Have Google Translate It
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Google Translate for Android has a new update with a handful of new features, including the ability to translate text from pictures you take with your phone’s camera. This should make a nice addition to the translation-by-handwriting feature Google introduced …