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Translate Facebook App Launched for Mobile Site

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Translate.com Launches Its Enterprise Translation Platform

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Facebook to Users: ‘Rate This Translation’

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Athens-founded Transifex Raises $4M In Series A, Led by Toba Capital

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Google Adds Features To Translate App

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Google announced some pretty fancy updates to its Translate app today. While you could use real-time conversation mode with Android phones since last year, now it’s even better and will be rolling out for iOS in the next few days, too. The update means that you can just tap the mic and the app will sense what language you’re having a conversation in. This way you don’t have to waste time scrolling and selecting one.

Another update is more useful for travel than anything else. Instead of having to snap a photo of text to translate in the app, now you can just hold up you phone and the street sign or menu item you need to know about will be overlayed into the app for quick translation.

Of course, it will be buggy. I still play around with it to laugh at how it translates some Italian phrases or detect my friend’s Puerto Rican slang, but maybe that’s asking too much. Some things are too nuanced, even for Google.

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Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing

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Unbabel Raises $1.5M To Expand Translation Service, Grow Customer Base

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Facebook prompts page name translation

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Have an international market share? Facebook wants to make sure that users in different countries can find your page. Some page admins saw this week a prompt on the top of the page management dashboard to enter in translated titles for the page.

This way, a user in Japan will see the title of the page in Japanese, and so on.

Facebook doesn’t provide the translation, allowing the page manager to input the most precise and accurate title for that language. We’ve reached out to Facebook to elaborate, and we’ll update the story when we hear back.

Page admins can input translations for their page title by going to settings, then page info and down to translated names.

For Inside Facebook, Facebook only offered 4 language options: Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic.

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Readers: Have you seen the prompt lately?

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Editing Services Startup WritePath Nabs $525,000 In Seed Funding

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OneSky’s Platform Makes Translating Apps Easy

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