foreign language

foreign language

PlaySay: Social Language Learning App Launches With $820k And A HarperCollins Deal In Its Pocket

Microsoft updates Bing Translator for Windows Phone with offline features (video)

www.engadget.com
Never again will Windows Phone owners worry about ordering raw beef in Spain without first knowing what'll arrive on their plate. That's because the crew at Microsoft have updated the Bing Translator app, which is available for free in the Marketplace. It now allows users to point their cameras...
Microsoft updates Bing Translator for Windows Phone with offline features (video)

Microsoft demos vocal translator at TechFest 2012, uses your own dulcet tones (video)

www.engadget.com
Microsoft has demonstrated new software that can pull together real-time multilingual vocal translations using your own voice. Monolingual TTS currently handles 26 different languages, although it's not instant just yet -- it takes about an hour of training to get the experimental software acquainted with your own utterances. Demonstrated...
Microsoft demos vocal translator at TechFest 2012, uses your own dulcet tones (video)

Google Play: Developers Make More From In-App Purchases Than App Sales

www.readwriteweb.com
In 2012, developers using Google Play have pulled in more revenue from in-app purchases than from the sales of the apps themselves, a validation of the "freemium" model and digital purchases. Google Play engineering director Brad Yerga disclosed the news in an afternoon session here at Google I/O, where Google...
Google Play: Developers Make More From In-App Purchases Than App Sales

Netflix And The Weinstein Company Enter Into Their First Multi-Year Streaming Deal

techcrunch.com
Netflix streaming just got a bit more classy. The Weinstein Company is releasing “a diverse slate” of its titles exclusively to Netflix streaming. These titles will hit the service within a year of their theatrical release and will include foreign language films, documentaries and other hits from TWC. This is...
Netflix And The Weinstein Company Enter Into Their First Multi-Year Streaming Deal

Google’s Patent Translate makes foreign language patents easier to read in Europe

thenextweb.com
Google and the European Patent Office (EPO) have collaborated on a new service which launches today, designed to make it easier to understand patents in foreign languages. Patent Translate is available as part of the EPO’s Espacenet service, and is a version of Google Translate that has been optimised for...
Google’s Patent Translate makes foreign language patents easier to read in Europe
Language Immersion extension for Chrome scatters foreign words throughout the web

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, ORCL, GOOG, YHOO)

www.businessinsider.com
It's already a great day. Here's the news: Jeff Bezos has a pants problem. Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson finally apologized to employees for distracting them with his resume scandal. But Yahoo employees are still pretty angry. It's the future: there's an app that translates your spoken words into a foreign...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, ORCL, GOOG, YHOO)

Meet The 28-Year-Old Who Made $400 Million Today

www.businessinsider.com
Kevin Systrom is the cofounder and CEO of Instagram, which Facebook just acquired for $1 billion. Reports say Systrom will make $400 million in the deal. Instagram is a photo-sharing app that launched just a couple years ago, and already has 30 million users. We'd love to talk to...
Meet The 28-Year-Old Who Made $400 Million Today

Google’s Automatic Email Translation Feature Graduates From Gmail Labs

techcrunch.com
In 2009, Google brought its translation features to Gmail as a Gmail Labs experiment. Today, almost exactly two years after it first launched, this features is finally graduating from Gmail Labs. Starting in the next few days, you will see an option to “Translate message” in the header at the...
Google’s Automatic Email Translation Feature Graduates From Gmail Labs
How Khan Academy Is Going Global

OLPC to bring Little Pim language teaching videos to XO laptop, underpriviledged children

www.engadget.com
One Laptop Per Child is tag-teaming it up with foreign language learning company Little Pim to teach English to underprivileged children. The initiative could help to blur the line between work and fun and lead to future opportunities for kids in an ever-increasingly global economy where English is the...
OLPC to bring Little Pim language teaching videos to XO laptop, underpriviledged children

“Startups, this is how design works,” a guide for non-designers

thenextweb.com
If you’re thinking of starting a company or already run your own, here’s a site that deserves a long look. ‘Startups, this is how design works‘ reflects on the growing importance of quality design in the products companies ship. Technical co-founders dominate the startup scene for many reasons, but when designers...
“Startups, this is how design works,” a guide for non-designers

Netflix locks up Academy Award nominated exclusives from The Weinstein Company

www.engadget.com
If you're looking for more content to watch on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service -- especially since all those Starz movies are exiting stage left at month's end -- we have good news, as it just announced a multi-year exclusive deal with The Weinstein Company. The agreement covers foreign language,...
Netflix locks up Academy Award nominated exclusives from The Weinstein Company
New iPhone app helps travelers speak a foreign language

Google starts selling e-books in Italy

paidcontent.org
Google has started selling e-books in Italy through Google Play. It’s the company’s first foray into foreign-language e-books. Google already sells e-books in the UK, Australia and Canada and plans to do so in France. In Italy, Google is competing against Kindle . Google revamped the Google eBookstore as Books on Google Play...
Google starts selling e-books in Italy
Amazon now lets U.S. authors sell their self-published print books in Europe
Gmail now automatically translates foreign language emails, among other tweaks

Roku gets DISHWorld content in streaming-only deal

gigaom.com
DISH has partnered with Roku to launch a new, streaming-only service that will be sold to customers across the U.S., regardless of whether they’re subscribers of DISH’s pay TV offering or not, both companies announced Wednesday morning. DISHWorld, as the service is called, will offer a number of international packages...
Roku gets DISHWorld content in streaming-only deal

Voxy's Paul Gollash Makes Language Learning Social, Local, And Mobile

www.fastcompany.com
Voxy is more than Rosetta Stone meets The New York Times--it also provides location-based lessons about your immediate surroundings, and provides access to tutors via video chats."Language learning is like learning how to cook or how to surf," says Voxy founder Paul Gollash. It’s not something that is best learned...
Voxy's Paul Gollash Makes Language Learning Social, Local, And Mobile

While Britain picks over the Leveson inquiry, the US produces Facebook

www.guardian.co.uk
There is no reason why we can't create a world-changing media business but our energy is being diverted elsewhereFacebook, on the other side of the pond, may or may not be worth $100bn, but either way it doesn't matter. Eye instead the company's S-1 filing with the US securities and...
While Britain picks over the Leveson inquiry, the US produces Facebook

Amazon launches Spanish-language Kindle store

paidcontent.org
Hoping to tap into a new U.S. audience whose first language is Spanish, Amazon today launched “eBooks Kindle en Español,” which carries 30,000 e-books in Spanish — including an exclusive title by Paulo Coelho — and offers Spanish-language customer support. Amazon says that eBooks Kindle en Español offers “the most Spanish-language...
Amazon launches Spanish-language Kindle store

Netflix to Stream Weinstein Movies

online.wsj.com
Netflix struck a multiyear licensing deal with Weinstein Co., giving the online movie company first access to "The Artist" as well as foreign-language films and documentaries....
Netflix to Stream Weinstein Movies

Could a Machine Spare You Hours Spent in Spanish Class?

www.theatlantic.com
You might soon be able to "speak" a foreign language through a computer program, but there are other reasons to learn a new tongue....
Could a Machine Spare You Hours Spent in Spanish Class?

Microsoft Wants To Put Your Face On A Universal Translator

www.fastcompany.com
Universal translators are something of a holy grail in mobile tech trends--and Microsoft's just revealed its latest effort at its own TechFest show. It's real-time. And it uses your own voice and face. Microsoft's new universal translation system is called Monolingual TTS, and though it's been in development for a...
Microsoft Wants To Put Your Face On A Universal Translator

Netflix Gets Streaming Rights To Oscar Favorite, Other Weinstein Titles

paidcontent.org
With its content deal with premium cable channel Starz set to expire next week, Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) is moving quickly to fill the void of prestige titles on its streaming catalog. The company has reached an agreement with The Weinstein Company to stream foreign language, documentary and other select...
Netflix Gets Streaming Rights To Oscar Favorite, Other Weinstein Titles
Netflix signs deal with The Weinstein Company, gets 'The Artist' exclusive

Voulez-Zous Email Avec Moi? Gmail Now Comes With a Translate Button

www.betabeat.com
After three years of burying the feature in Gmail Labs, Google is officially incorporating a translate button into email, the company announced today. "Did you ever dream about a future where your communications device could transcend language with ease?" Google asks. Yes, we did! Wait, how did you know that?...
Voulez-Zous Email Avec Moi? Gmail Now Comes With a Translate Button

Gmail now automatically translates e-mails to English

www.electronista.com
Google has just detailed its Automatic Message Translation feature for its Gmail service, having graduated it from the beta Gmail Labs. The feature was around in the Labs section since 2009, and now gives users the option to automatically translate e-mails into their native language. The feature is similar to...
Gmail now automatically translates e-mails to English

SayHi Translate Builds on Underdog Success to Make Foreign Flirting Even Easier

pandodaily.com
It’s not fair to pick favorites, but sometimes it can’t be helped. And I just love the story of SayHi Translate, a translation app built and sold by three dudes in Connecticut. Despite being a small bootstrapped operation in the middle of nowhere, the SayHi team has seen its app...
SayHi Translate Builds on Underdog Success to Make Foreign Flirting Even Easier
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?