Posts Tagged: Translation

Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Fliplingo translates tweets

After lengthy beta and now with seed funding, Fliplingo launches Twitter translation service

After months of beta testing, today Fliplingo goes live to the public with its human-powered Twitter translation service.

  • June 26, 2014
  • at 11:00 pm
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Waygo’s point-and-shoot translation app hits Android; next stop Google Glass?

Rogowski eventually wants to put Waygo on Google Glass - just look at text in a different language and the translation will pop up in front ...

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Baidu’s image-recognition software isn’t perfect, but it’s super smart and will make you laugh

Baidu, the Chinese internet giant that made its name with search, just released an updated version of its Baidu Translate app yesterday for ...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Gengo Gets $12 Million Funding for Crowdsourced Translation Service

The Tokyo-based startup that makes Gengo, the enterprise-oriented crowdsourced translation service, has wrapped up $12 million in series B f...

  • April 25, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Microsoft Introduces Cool Speech-to-Speech Automated Chinese Translation

Have you ever wanted to speak and hear what you said played back instantly in another language in your own voice? Now you can, according to ...

  • November 10, 2012
  • at 3:00 am
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Conyac Shares Milestones; Plans for Series A Investment

We’ve talked about Japan’s crowd-translation service as recently as four days ago when the company participated in Myojo Warak...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 3:29 pm
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Duolingo Wants To Crowdsource Translation of the Web

Many of you may have seen Luis von Ahn’s recent TED Talk making the rounds on the interwebs. Luis was behind the creation of Captchas,...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Docomo Demos Mobile Simultaneous Translation System [Video]

At Wireless Expo 2011 Docomo was showcasing its Mobile Simultaneous Translation System. The demonstration that I saw processed spoken Japane...

  • May 27, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Where do companies like Rakuten, Alibaba, and Youtube find translators? Gengo. (#StartupAsia preview)

Founder Robert Laing will be on stage for a fireside chat, where we'll warmly welcome him with burning questions like, "Why can't I just use...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Gengo cracks 200 million mark for words translated

Tokyo-based translation platform Gengo revealed earlier today that it has translated over 200 million words to date.

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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Fliplingo is translating the world, one tweet at a time

There are 61 languages being used on Twitter these days. Surprisingly, three out of the top ten countries by tweets are in Asia – Thai...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

We’re seeing a lot of creative online marketplaces thriving across Asia these days. Conyac is one of the most specialized of these ...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Why China Can’t Make Its Own Mobile OS

Chinese companies have occasionally taken a stab at producing PC operating systems — StartOS is the coolest one we’ve seen, thou...

  • March 14, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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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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Actress Maki Horikita, Docomo's Ryuji Yamada, Actor Ken Watanabe

Docomo Rolls Out New Phone Lineup, Heralds New ‘Docomo Cloud’

After KDDI (TYO:9433) rolled out its new summer smartphone lineup yesterday, rival carrier NTT Docomo unveiled its own repertoire of handset...

  • May 16, 2012
  • at 5:35 pm
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50 Million Users Strong, mig33 Announces Developer Program with GREE

“Knock knock,” mobile game developers. Here’s news not to be missed. If you’re snubbing the Asian market, it’s time to wake up and...

  • July 20, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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