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Arabic and Farsi Twitter launch

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Twitter launches versions of its site in four right-to-left languages to help attract more users in the Middle East and Asia....
Arabic and Farsi Twitter launch
Microsoft adds augmented reality to Windows Phone's Bing Translator

The Online Ad Fails at the Super Bowl

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While most of us know the results of yesterday's Big Game, the results of the online ad campaigns from the dozens of companies spending multiple millions are less clear. Fortunately, monitoring firm Yottaa is here to lead the way and let us know who scored and who missed serving up...
The Online Ad Fails at the Super Bowl

NTT DoCoMo expands its instant translation trials to 10 languages and 10,000 users

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NTT DoCoMo's high-speed over-the-phone translation service has hit its second wider trial, aiming to test its skills with 10 languages and 10,000 subscribers -- up from 1,000 during its initial tests in 2011. DoCoMo has thrown in a few more details on how its real-time translator working. The feature...
NTT DoCoMo expands its instant translation trials to 10 languages and 10,000 users

Viber Updates iPhone, Android Apps To Version 2.2: Group Messaging, Improved UI, Enhanced HD Calling

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Viber has just released version 2.2 of the app for both Android and iPhone, bringing some much-requested features to the platform for the very first time including group messaging and improved call quality. The UI has also been significantly improved, which should please Viber’s growing user base. In May, we...
Viber Updates iPhone, Android Apps To Version 2.2: Group Messaging, Improved UI, Enhanced HD Calling

Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP2 ready to download now

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Microsoft's second preview of Windows Embedded Standard 8 is available now. The latest version, typically used outside the standard office and home environs, throws in Kinect for Windows compatibility, as well as some gesture filters for arm-flailing interaction and NFC support. The preview now supports nine languages and requires...
Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP2 ready to download now

Google Translate now allows website owners and visitors to edit translations

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Google Translate is an incredibly useful tool, particularly for any of us that live outside of our home country but lack full-on fluency, however in spite of its value, it can also be extremely frustrating. Most of us have seen examples where a translation may seem right on paper, but...
Google Translate now allows website owners and visitors to edit translations

5 Tips To Manage Your Multinational Social Media

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One of the biggest challenges to delivering an effective social media campaign for big, multinational brands is executing the strategy on a practical level: you’ll have multiple networks, profiles, languages, and social media managers to control across different countries. Implementing your... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
5 Tips To Manage Your Multinational Social Media

YouTube Improves Captions With New Formats, Languages, And More

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Captions on YouTube videos can’t be all that exciting. It’s been around since 2006. But apparently caption functionality has been widely extended, according to a blog post by YouTube. The video sharing platform that takes up half the work day for most of us has introduced new languages to YouTube’s...
YouTube Improves Captions With New Formats, Languages, And More
Sparrow for iPhone 1.2 adds landscape mode, label editing, swipe between threads

Google Translate for Android update brings fresh look, wider language support

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Heads up, globetrotters. The Google Translate app for Android has been given an update, bringing a refreshed user interface worthy of Ice Cream Sandwich, an increase of supported languages and some performance upgrades. The app translates text and phrases between more than 64 languages, which can be input by typing,...
Google Translate for Android update brings fresh look, wider language support

Facebook Unleashes Powerful Marketing Tool: Page Post Targeting By Age, Gender, and More

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Today Facebook begins the roll out of “Page Post Targeting Enhanced” allowing Pages to target their posts to segments of fans with certain genders, ages, and other characteristics so they can tailor market messages to specific audiences. For example, a business could tell teens they’ve got “swag” while telling adults...
Facebook Unleashes Powerful Marketing Tool: Page Post Targeting By Age, Gender, and More
Language Immersion extension for Chrome scatters foreign words throughout the web
Private: some search engines make money by not tracking users

Apple store offline; greeting goes international

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The traditional English message has been augmented with the addition of the message in 17 languages. [Read more]...
Apple store offline; greeting goes international

Codecademy Update

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It's been a while since we've talked about Codecademy here at AVC. I think the last time I blogged about this USV portfolio company was at the start of the year when they did their Code Year thing which resulted in over a quarter million people signing up to learn...
Codecademy Update

Google launches Endangered Languages website to save 3,000 at-risk tongues

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Google lets users surf the web in 40-plus languages, and its Translate service accounts for 57 different tongues, but those numbers are dwarfed by the grand total of 7,000 currently existing languages. On its official blog today, the company announced the Endangered Languages Project, a website dedicated to preserving...
Google launches Endangered Languages website to save 3,000 at-risk tongues

Chrome For Android Gets Desktop View, Home Screen Bookmarks, File Downloads

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Chrome for Android is becoming somewhat of a flagship mobile app for Google, but given that it’s only available on phones and tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich, its reach is pretty limited. It’s still one of the best mobile browsers on the market, though, and Google is adding a number...
Chrome For Android Gets Desktop View, Home Screen Bookmarks, File Downloads

Kindle Touch update adds Europe-friendly languages, landscape mode

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April 27th is nearly upon us, heralding the arrival of the Kindle Touch in Europe. Before that happens, Amazon's pushed out a software update packed with language support for the continent, landscape mode and text-to-speech, amongst others. You can manually download version 5.1.0 now or wait for the over-WiFi...
Kindle Touch update adds Europe-friendly languages, landscape mode

Facebook For iPad Gets Retina-Ready

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Facebook rolled out an update this morning that adds support for the new iPad’s Retina display to its iPad application. According to the release notes in iTunes, users with the new iPad will now see “a crisp, high resolution interface.” The update (version 4.1.1) brings other bug fixes, too, as...
Facebook For iPad Gets Retina-Ready
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Here's The New iPad (AAPL)

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Tim Cook just announced it. Developing...refresh this post for the latest. You can keep up with our live coverage of the new iPad announcement right here. Please follow SAI: Tools on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:Verizon Just Dropped A Major Tease About The iPad...
Here's The New iPad (AAPL)

aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings new player, NFS streaming and more

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Folks enjoying all the tidbits aTV Flash (black) brings to the 2nd-gen Apple TV will be happy to know there's a fresh update rolling out now. Inside v1.5, FireCore's added new features such as NFS streaming, as well as including other minor things like extra transitions, subtle timing settings...
aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV hits version 1.5, brings new player, NFS streaming and more

Researchers find fewer words being added to languages, fewer ways to tell you precisely that

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What if one of the words in this post means absolutely nothing in the year 2094. It's possible, and more possible than ever before. That's according to recently published research from a group at the Institutions Markets Technologies' Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies in Italy, who have found that...
Researchers find fewer words being added to languages, fewer ways to tell you precisely that

Never use the spacebar again: SwiftKey’s new Android keyboard knows the words you want

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SwiftKey‘s smart Android keyboard plug-in is taking another leap forward today with the beta launch of a new version that means you’ll probably never need to use the spacebar again. SwiftKey 3 Beta is being described as ‘next generation auto-correct’ because thanks to its patent-pending Smart Space feature, you can...
Never use the spacebar again: SwiftKey’s new Android keyboard knows the words you want

Say good-bye to your address book, Evernote’s contact app Hello is better

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Every phone has a contact list, but how useful are they? According to Evernote chief executive officer Phil Libin, not very helpful at all. His answer to the standard address book is Evernote Hello, a photo-based contact app which organizes contacts “visually, chronologically and contextually.“ The app got some major updates today to help...
Say good-bye to your address book, Evernote’s contact app Hello is better

Google Introducing Automatic Translation in Gmail to All Users

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Google plans to introduce in Gmail over the next few days a message translation facility that will enable users to get mail in other languages automatically......
Google Introducing Automatic Translation in Gmail to All Users
Kindle Touch 5.1.0 software update adds international language support, landscape mode, and more

Babelverse Is Out To Democratise Translation

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Babelverse won the opportunity to appear at TechCrunch Disupt from the Startup Alley and with little notice end up giving a slick pitch. Essentially this is a solution for universal speech translation, powered by a global community of human interpreters. But it means anyone can be an interpreter. People practice...
Babelverse Is Out To Democratise Translation

Bing updates ‘Translator’ app for Windows Phone with live-translation goodness

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There has long been an app in the Window Phone Marketplace called ‘Translator,’ a basic application that let a user, you guessed it, translate phrases. However, today, Bing (along with Microsoft Research, and others) has released an update for the app that should bring it to the forefront of the...
Bing updates ‘Translator’ app for Windows Phone with live-translation goodness
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