language barrier

language barrier

Taking Your Startup Global

www.readwriteweb.com
Every online startup has a global presence, whether that's its goal or not. For e-commerce startups the question then becomes, "Do you really want to turn down a sale just because the order comes from overseas?" To Laurel Delaney, founder and president of Chicago-based GlobeTrade.com and creator of The Global...
Taking Your Startup Global
Add FaceTime features to any iOS app, all without learning Objective-C [exclusive]

The Motion-Sensing Gloves That Will Translate Sign Language Into Spoken Words

www.theatlantic.com
The winners of Microsoft's Imagine Cup aim to create a device "to solve the language barrier between sign-language users and the rest of the world."...
The Motion-Sensing Gloves That Will Translate Sign Language Into Spoken Words

App Spotlight: Sendboo translates multi-lingual messages on the fly

www.pcworld.com
Sendboo for iOS translates text messages in real-time. So you're looking to work with an overseas supplier for parts. Or you need to hire a programmer whose English is fractured at best. Now what? Do you really need to hire a translator just so you can communicate with these...
App Spotlight: Sendboo translates multi-lingual messages on the fly

Vamonos! Runkeeper adds support for new languages in global sprint

gigaom.com
Runkeeper, one of the more popular fitness tracking apps, has already found its way on to millions of smartphones overseas. But the company is making an even bigger international push by adding support for 6 new languages. Already two-thirds of its 17 million users are in more than 200 countries...
Vamonos! Runkeeper adds support for new languages in global sprint
The Japanese art of monetization

AT&T’s AVP Of Technical Research Explains The New Watson Speech API

techcrunch.com
It was only yesterday that AT&T announced its Watson Speech API, meant to let developers of any kind provide products with real-time translation baked right in. I got the chance to speak with Mazin Gilbert, AT&T’s AVP of Technical Research, about what this could mean over the next few...
AT&T’s AVP Of Technical Research Explains The New Watson Speech API
500 Startups Demo Day round 1: Disrupting babies, Brazil, billing
Glogou Launches New Tools To Help Businesses Build Their Online Presence (And Ad Campaigns) In China

AT&T Translator app hands-on: smashing the language barrier (video)

www.engadget.com
Translation apps aren't exactly the newest or sexiest thing in the world of technology, but we've got to hand it to AT&T with whipping up a rather impressive demo. The company showed off a next gen version of its AT&T Translator app, which may one day allow people to...
AT&T Translator app hands-on: smashing the language barrier (video)

Global video site Viki moves into music, inks deals with Warner Music and other labels

thenextweb.com
International-focused TV and video site Viki has made a significant move into the music space, after it announced deals with a number of record labels and agencies, most notably Warner Music, SEED Music Group of Taiwan and Korea’s LOEN. The expansion has brought thousands of music videos from hundreds of artists...
Global video site Viki moves into music, inks deals with Warner Music and other labels

Sharp AQUOS SH-06D arrives from Japan, we go hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
Sharp's AQUOS SH-06D will most probably never leave the Land of The Rising Sun. That doesn't stop us, however, from lusting after its 4.5-inch. This 720p display also manages 3D, spread across a slinky 10mm frame that houses NTT DoCoMo's recently launched NOTTV streaming broadcast system. The device arrives...
Sharp AQUOS SH-06D arrives from Japan, we go hands-on (video)

Draw Something’s unlikely power boost: China

gigaom.com
OMGPOP’s Draw Something, as we’ve reported, has become a huge mobile gaming success, prompting a quick acquisition of OMGPOP by Zynga . And while I went into some of the factors for Draw Something’s success, one reason that may have gone overlooked is how well the game is doing in China,...
Draw Something’s unlikely power boost: China

Animal Crossing: New Leaf - review

www.guardian.co.uk
3DS; £29.99; Nintendo; Pegi 3 (Universal)It has been a dozen years since the first Animal Crossing, and there's still nothing quite like it. These are perhaps Nintendo's warmest and most human games; part town-builder, part life simulator, each an evolving paradise for its players. New Leaf casts you as the...
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - review
Here Are Our Favorite Memes Of 2012
Digital loyalty startup FiveStars expands to Canada
OTG Lays The Foundation For A Connected Airport That Speaks Your Language, Whatever That Language May Be

Language barrier

news.bbc.co.uk
Why machines struggle to understand speech...
Language barrier

HAXLR8R Demo Day: Lessons from China

pandodaily.com
Today the accelerator HAXLR8R held its second-ever demo day in San Francisco. Two things separate it from the usual incubator event. First, it focuses solely on hardware products. Second, HAXLR8R is based in Shenzhen, China, bringing founders and mentors to the city for about three months to learn how...
HAXLR8R Demo Day: Lessons from China
Google and Apple team up to save diabetic

YouTube gains translated caption support, tears down another language barrier

www.engadget.com
Aside from being powered by memes, likes and tweets, today's internet is strongly fueled by viral videos. King of the latter, YouTube has added yet another trendsetting feature to its repertoire. The Google owned video sharing service now gives its content producers the ability to add subtitles to their...
YouTube gains translated caption support, tears down another language barrier

Growing civic and social technologies in Russia for the greater good

thenextweb.com
The tech world in Russia can be more cynically viewed as predominantly commercial and filled with clones of services and products that never made it through the language barrier. But there are some fresh organisations working on changing this for the better and they’re not all making this happen within...
Growing civic and social technologies in Russia for the greater good

In The Long History Of Specious DMCA Claims, This Is Definitely One Of Them

www.techdirt.com
Another batch of DMCA notices has just cleared the, um, Clearinghouse over at Chilling Effects, at least according to my RSS feed. [Yes. I'm subscribed to the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse feed. This is the sort of thing one does when writing for a site like this. Informing people that...
In The Long History Of Specious DMCA Claims, This Is Definitely One Of Them

How technology has transformed communication for expatriates

thenextweb.com
It was with great anticipation that I’d look forward to my grandma’s packages in the post. They came once a month, without fail, and always contained a piece of home that no money, luxury shopping mall or, in fact, anything on the island could ever give to me. It was...
How technology has transformed communication for expatriates

Dell's Tech Support Will Stop At Nothing To Help Break Your Computer

consumerist.com
Janna's Dell laptop broke, but it was still under warranty. She tells Consumerist that she contacted their technical support by web chat, imagining that it would be simple and easy to get a computer under warranty repaired. Her journey through Dell's tech support began with the chat rep encouraging...
Dell's Tech Support Will Stop At Nothing To Help Break Your Computer

Here are our 5 picks from the 2012 Springboard Demo Day in Silicon Valley

thenextweb.com
On the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley, nine companies gathered in a room and presented their product and ideas to a room filled with investors. It was the culmination of a 13-week program as part of the Springboard Mobile Accelerator, a London-based program that focuses on mobile companies seeking to...
Here are our 5 picks from the 2012 Springboard Demo Day in Silicon Valley
Google and Apple team up to save diabetic
New Microsoft software can translate voices into foreign languages

RunKeeper moves beyond English with 6 new languages, including French, Spanish and Japanese

thenextweb.com
Good news for fitness fanatics around the world – RunKeeper has rolled out version 3.2 for Android (iOS to follow), which is now localized for six new languages. Thus far, RunKeeper has been available in English only. But now it’s available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese,...
RunKeeper moves beyond English with 6 new languages, including French, Spanish and Japanese

Apple brings in 73 Korean-American contract attorneys and 20 reviewers to sift through tons of Samsung documents

fosspatents.blogspot.com
Apple is facing a huge challenge in dealing with truckloads of Korean-language documents produced by Samsung in two federal lawsuits in California and two ITC investigations. There's a substantial risk for Apple that it may miss out on important and potentially incriminating evidence comparable to the "Lindholm email" only because...
Apple brings in 73 Korean-American contract attorneys and 20 reviewers to sift through tons of Samsung documents
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?