Real-Time Translation Coming to Cisco WebEx

In the battle for the videoconferencing market, Cisco has announced that WebEx will be gaining live translation for more than 100 languages.

Facebook Tests New Translation Feature For Pages

Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature that could help Pages get messages read (and engaged with) by more people. According to TheNextWeb, the feature lets Page managers write multiple versions of a post in different languages. Facebook will then…

Yeah, Dad, Google Translate Knows Your Dutch Vulgarity

Google Translate is a pretty magical app. I think we can say that without equivocation. Google recently added the ability to point and shoot words and have them instantly translated – and the darndest thing is that it actually works.…

Twitter Translation Is Back, Still Bing-Powered

Bing-powered translations have returned to Twitter. The social network announced the news in a tweet, saying that it was introducing tweet translation with Bing translator. We're introducing Tweet translation with @Bing Translator so you can read Tweets in multiple languages:…

Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages

Google announced the addition of ten new languages to Google Translate. A year ago, the company announced that it had reached the 80-language milestone. Now, it’s up to 90. The new languages are: Chichewa (Chinyanja), Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam (മലയാളം), Myanmar…

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 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…

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…

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…

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,…

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 [Updated]

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 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 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 app. Mobile Technologies’ team will head to Menlo Park to join Facebook’s engineering team. “I’m excited…

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 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

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 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 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 languages are: Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi. All of them except for Bosnian are…

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”…