Translation

  • Translation Startup Unbabel Unveils New Smartcheck Technology

    Translation Startup Unbabel Unveils New Smartcheck Technology

    Unbabel, a startup backed by Y Combinator, that combines human editing and machine learning into an online translation platform, announced a new feature today called Smartcheck. The system consists of a translation service built on top of an intelligent translation engine. Translators sign up for work, then customers looking for translators can search by language, business skills and so forth. Read More

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

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

    Amid the craziness of Greece right now, at least some startups are still ‘keeping on keeping on’. To that end, localisation software startup Transifex has secured $4 million in Series A funding, led by Toba Capital with participation from seed VC investors NEA, Arafura Ventures and angels including Parse founder and CEO, Ilya Sukhar. The amount raised to date is $6.5… Read More

  • Twitter Adds Bing Translation Tool To Its Site And Mobile Apps

    Twitter Adds Bing Translation Tool To Its Site And Mobile Apps

    After toying with the feature for a couple of years, Twitter has officially added Bing Translator to its site, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and TweetDeck. Once users activate the tool in their account setting, they will see a little globe icon next to tweets in different languages. A translation appears below the original tweet once the globe is clicked. Read More

  • Slated Translation Keyboard Demo

    Slated iOS 8 Keyboard Translates Your Text Messages To Other Languages In Real Time

    Communicating with others can be difficult, especially if not everyone in the conversation speaks the same language. Computer-based translation is easing a lot of that pain, but in general it still means a lot of cutting and pasting has to happen, along with interpreting possibly imperfect translations. Slated, a new keyboard now available for iOS 8, aims to change that with real-time… Read More

  • Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing

    Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing

    Over the years, Google Translate has gotten significantly better at giving its users (relatively) legible translations for most commonly used languages. It’s still far off from being perfect, though, and today Google announced a new initiative that aims to get more input from its users to improve its translations. The Google Translate Community, which is now open for everybody, gives… Read More

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

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

    In the interconnected world, machines are too rigid in understanding the nuances in translating languages and humans are too slow for on-the-fly translation. That’s why Unbabel brings robots and humans together to deliver a faster and affordable translation service. Read More

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

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

    WritePath, an editing company that serves college applicants, technical writers, and academic researchers, has raised $525,000 in seed funding led by B Dash Ventures. The Singapore-based startup will use the capital to set up offices in Japan, Korea, and the U.S. WritePath operates three online editing services called Topadmit.com, Topsciedit.com, and Bizeditors.com that each serve… Read More

  • OneSky’s Platform Makes Translating Apps Easy

    OneSky’s Platform Makes Translating Apps Easy

    App translation and localization service OneSky’s best-known clients include Scribd and QuizUp. With so many app translation providers out there, however, how does OneSky differentiate? Co-founder Loki Ng says the startup, which is based in Hong Kong and will open a San Francisco office soon, gives clients an easier workflow by providing a translation management platform that lets… Read More

  • ReShare App Offers International News Articles Translated Into 11 Languages

    ReShare App Offers International News Articles Translated Into 11 Languages

    ReShare is targeted at news junkies who are tired of relying on Google Translate to read articles from foreign-language publications. Instead, the app offers articles translated into 11 languages by humans. The iOS and Android app was created by Conyac, a crowdsourcing translation platform. After raising a total of $1.1 million to date, Conyac grew its base of translators from 10,000 to… Read More