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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 a...
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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 stu...
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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 D...
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Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Mobile Technologies, Makers of Offline Translation App Jibbigo
Facebook has just announced that they have acquired Mobile Technologies, a language software developer who is best known as the makers of the Jibbigo ...
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Gay Marriage to Be Recognized in Official OED Definition
In light of Britain’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage, the publishers of the largest dictionary of the English language say that they w...
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Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App
Duolingo, the free language learning service with a wonderfully simply, but brilliant premise, has finally optimized their iOS app to be fully functio...
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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...
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Google Drive Launches In 18 More Languages
Google announced today that it is launching Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) in eighteen new languages. These include: Afrikaans Amharic Basque...
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How Do You Pronounce GIF? Softly, Says Its Creator
What is this? No, I know it’s a panda falling out of a box. But what is the thing called that’s showing the panda falling out of a box? Ri...
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Google Translate Adds Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese & Marathi
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 ...
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Facebook’s Antivirus Marketplace Now Supports 7 New Languages
Facebook has just announced that their antivirus marketplace has been opened up to 7 new languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese...
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Google Adds Latin American Spanish Option to Calendar
Google has just announced that they are making Google Calendar much more friendly to Latin American Spanish speakers. Starting today, Google Calendar ...
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AP: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ No Longer an Acceptable Term
The AP, apart from being a news organization, also publishes a highly influential stylebook used by schools and journalists across the country. And th...
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Twitter’s No-Vowel ‘Twttr’ Prank Is the Scariest of the Day
It’s kind of become a tradition as of late that every year, on April Fools’ Day, tech companies try to one-up each other on who can announ...
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Gmail for Feature Phones Gets More Indic Language Support
Google has just announced that they have rolled out support for 6 new Indic languages on Gmail for features phones. “Indian culture is diverse, ...
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Sweden Axes the Word ‘Ungoogleable’ After Google Intervenes
Google has successfully pressured the Swedish Language Council to remove a new word because it risks turning “google” into a generic term....
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Twitter Archive Now Supports 12 New Languages
Twitter has just announced that they’ve made Twitter archive available for a bunch of new languages: Danish, Filipino, Indonesian, Italian, Japa...
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Twitter Archives Now Available in 12 New Languages
Twitter has just announced that they’ve expanded the reach of their archive service to 12 new languages: Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, ...
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Explore Twitter in LOLCAT, If That’s Your Thing
TWITTR HAS JUS ADDD NEW LANGUAGE, AN IZ TEH LANGUAGE OV TEH LOLCATS. LOOK: Happeh Fridai! U can nao change ur language 2 lolcat in Settings. Hope u li...
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Siri May Be Getting Wittier, as Apple Hunts for a Writer
When Apple first launched Siri, iOS’ personal voice assistant, usefulness and functionality took a back seat to “omg a robot is saying fun...
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