Posts Tagged: Chinese


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Meet the man behind Pleco, the revolutionary Chinese language learning app that’s older than the iPhone

Learning Chinese is not for the faint of heart. Not only does the non-native Mandarin speaker have to master the language’s infamous tones...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 12:51 pm
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Tone Troubles? Qooco Teaches Tonal Languages on your Smartphone

QoocoTalk’s proprietary speech technology can not only listen and tell you if your tones are correct, it can provide feedback on how to ge...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 6:51 pm
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Eclipse Day Comes to China, Local Developers Hit a Language Barrier

China's first ever Eclipse Day brings together Chinese and foreign developers, but language barriers stand in the way of it's potential.

  • July 5, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Waigo App is a Pair of Eyes That Helps You Get a Bellyful of Chinese Food

I must admit that I really love apps that do something enormously useful, thereby taking the strain off of my slowly vegetating brain. The l...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 10:26 pm
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Language Learning Marketplace italki Gets Seed Funding

With the idea that we learn faster from fellow humans than from textbooks, Shanghai-based italki is a language learning social network and m...

  • August 3, 2012
  • at 2:32 pm
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Apple Highlights New Chinese Features in WWDC Keynote

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) WWDC keynote in San Francisco brought a number of new developments, but there were a few that will be particular...

  • June 12, 2012
  • at 10:39 am
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Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Joins Sina Weibo

Over the past few weeks we have noted how more individuals and companies are flocking to Chinese microblogs in an effort to reach out to Chi...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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Bing Translator App for WP7 Can Now Speak, Read, Scan Chinese

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone platform has just given itself an interesting linguistic edge in China by adding support for t...

  • April 18, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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New Rikai Browser Lets You Read Chinese with Ease

For language students, the smartphone revolution has brought many tools to help with your study. I’m a big fan of SRSs which help you ...

  • April 5, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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The pain and the passion behind building Asian language keyboard apps

This past weekend, I briefly mentioned the Perfect Tibetan Keyboard app, which allows Tibetan text input across a variety of platforms. Also...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Woof Woof Studio Brings Fairy Tale Storytelling to iPad

Woof Woof Studio, a Thai startup based in Bangkok with the goal to create infrastructure for digital parenting, has recently launched its fi...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Dropbox Expands in Asia, Now Available in Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian

Dropbox is seeing stellar 537 percent annual growth in users in Indonesia already. Now available in Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian.

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 3:09 pm
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Fun New Language Tools in iOS 6 and OS X

Over on Sinosplice, John Pasden [1] points out the text-to-speech function in iOS 6, and notes that it can even read Chinese text even when ...

  • September 26, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Here’s Apple’s Siri Speaking Chinese [Screenshots & Video]

Apple’s voice assistant Siri now speaks Chinese, which is quite a feat. It’s one of many new China-oriented features that Apple ...

  • June 13, 2012
  • at 1:37 pm
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Learning Chinese? Try Sexy Mandarin

SexyMandarin.com is an online service that teaches you Chinese. But there’s a little more to it than that, as its name suggests. Its e...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 11:19 am
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24% of Web Content is Now in Chinese, Will Soon Surpass English [Infographic]

A new infographic shows that Chinese will soon overtake English as the dominant language online. At the end of 2011, 27 percent of web conte...

  • April 20, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Path to be Available in Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian Soon

“Hello World,” says Path on its latest blog post. The social network which limits you to 150 of your closest friends is seeing a...

  • April 6, 2012
  • at 8:08 pm
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Hey Apple, Here Are Some Possible Add-ons For iPhones in China

We recently learned that Baidu, the popular search engine in China, is rumored to be integrating into Apple’s iOS. So rather than setting ...

  • March 28, 2012
  • at 9:18 am
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