linguistics

Outbrain is launching a product allowing publishers to recommend content on each other’s platform

Outbrain, the network known for distributing garbage clickbait articles and ads on sites across the internet, is now going to offer a premium product that ensures that the articles recommended to folk

The FDA has approved a blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require a finger prick

Further proof the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been warming up to modern technology — it has just approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor that doesn’t require the user t

Kik raises nearly $100M in highest profile ICO to date

The highest profile ICOs from a consumer internet company to date has come to a close after messaging app Kik raised nearly $100 million from its token sale. The exact amount is 168,732 ETH —

Tetra raises a $1.5M seed round to bring deep learning to voice transcription

There are a million and one services for voice transcription on the market. But even with just one job to do, I've never seen a service that can handle the long tail of vocabulary used in the real wor

Grammarly raises $110 million for a better spell check

Some people really need help with grammar. To that end, Grammarly has been quietly building a freemium grammar checker to help students, writers and people who want to make a good impression on social

Miss D is a dictionary app for the linguistically curious

If you're seriously attempting to learn another language then at least one dictionary app will be a staple on your smartphone homescreen. And familiarity with its UX foibles will have long ago set you

Cambridge University Linguists Use Twitter To Study How Welsh Language Use Is Changing

Another reason Twitter is awesome: Cambridge University linguists are using it to track how the usage of one of the U.K.'s Celtic languages, Welsh, is changing. Welsh is only spoken by around a sixth