Next Google Glass Tricks Include Translating the World From Your Eyes

Google is releasing a new GDK that gives developers much more access to build for Google Glass.

As Egypt Erupts in Political Tumult, Twitter Translates High-Profile Tweeters

Twitter’s translation experiment continues as the Middle East undergoes major political upheavals.

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Twitter Testing Bing-Powered Translation Feature

Twitter confirmed it was testing a tool to automatically translate tweets using Microsoft’s Bing search engine. In the implementation, tweets appear in the original language, with the translated tweet in smaller text below it (with a powered by “Bing translator” label). “To make it easier for people around the world to connect with each other, we are beginning to experiment with Tweet text translation,” a Twitter spokeswoman told AllThingsD. Launches Freelance Transcription and Translation Market publicly launches today as a service where people can enlist freelancers to quickly transcribe and translate their content.

What, Me Worry? Google Finally Reacts to AppSung Verdict (And I Translate It).

Translation: The search giant is worried.

Smartling Speeds Up Web Localization

A new API shows how translated content looks in context and speeds the whole process up.

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Now You Can Tweet Right to Left

With the help of some clever engineering and six weeks of work by 13,000 volunteer translators, Twitter now supports Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu and allows right-to-left and left-to-right languages to exist happily in the same tweet. This makes 28 languages in which Twitter is available.

Translation Start-Up Cloudwords Debuts in Salesforce App Exchange

With so many companies going global, there’s lots of language translating going on. Cloudwords helps those in charge of that work keep track of it all.

For Viki, Web Video Translation Equals $20 Million

The Singapore-based site, which provides crowd-sourced translations in more than 150 languages, lands a big round from SK Telecom, the BBC.

Google Translate Can Now Say “Take That, Siri” in 14 Languages

The company’s Android app, which began testing speech-to-speech translations in English and Spanish in January, now supports a bunch more languages.

Apple vs. Google: Game On

SAP CEO Steps Down