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Microsoft acquires Semantic Machines to create realistic sounding bots

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 21 May 2018

The California-based startup specialises in AI that helps to make bots sound less bot-like, and could be used to design a similar system to Google Duplex. FULL STORY >

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Facebook will soon be able to instantly translate posts into 44 languages

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 4 July 2016

With an estimated 1.5 billion users, Facebook is readying instant translation feature for posts that will cater for 44 different languages. FULL STORY >

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Instagram to add translation button while texting in-app

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 23 June 2016

Ever had a desire to translate comments and captions in Instagram? You're in luck then, as the social media platform will be launching an in-app button to do just that. FULL STORY >

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Using Skype Translator to ensure that nothing gets lost in translation

By Staff Writer 4 March 2016

Skype for Business product marketing manager, Chantal de Menezes, explains how the platform's Translator tools enhance communication. FULL STORY >

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Google Translate adds support for 13 new languages including IsiXhosa

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 February 2016

Taking its total to 103 with the addition of 13 new languages, Google Translate now caters to 99% of the world's population. FULL STORY >

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Mozilla teams up with Samsung on next-gen browser engine

By Hanleigh Daniels 4 April 2013

Mozilla and Samsung join forces to develop a next-generation web browser engine for mobile devices. FULL STORY >

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Firefox 4 now available in Zulu

By Johan Keyter 29 March 2011

Mozilla's Firefox 4 web browser is now available in Zulu, in addition to other local languages, thanks to the efforts of translate.org.za. FULL STORY >

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Transparent Language Premium Edition available

By Staff Writer 1 December 2009

Phoenix Software announced today that their Transparent Language Premium Edition courses, which enables you to learn languages at your own pace, is now locally available. FULL STORY >

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Learn French Now

By Thomas McKinnon 25 July 2008

The answer to the problem of how to fit an entire comprehensive language course into one affordable package. Designed for customers who want a one-stop solution to learning French on their computer, Complete French covers listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing,... FULL STORY >

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