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Foursquare Uses Microsoft Translator to Translate User-Generated Tips and Reviews

When you’re travelling abroad, sometimes it can be tough to figure out the best places to get a bite to eat, grab a cup of coffee, or go out for a night on the town. Even if you have read reviews online, when you end up getting there it may be missing that certain je ne sais quoi you were….

Translated Conversations are More Natural than Ever

Whether you’re in a taxicab, a restaurant, or just trying to ask for directions on the street, communicating with someone speaking another language is not always easy, natural or quick. That’s why the Microsoft Translator app is now offering the new conversation feature in both its Android and Apple versions. With this feature, we are offering a more natural way….

Skype Translator Welcomes Brazilian Portuguese

Starting today, Skype Translator adds Brazilian Portuguese to its list of languages for speech-to-speech translation. You can now connect with people across the world using Skype to translate your conversations from or to Portuguese from any of the other supported languages — Chinese Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. You can also IM in 50+ languages supported by Microsoft….

U.S. Army Europe Automates Database Translation with Microsoft Translator

U.S. Army Europe, headquartered in Germany, is tasked with the mission of training, equipping, deploying, and providing command and control of troops to enhance transatlantic security. To support that mission, it employs many local nationals for civilian jobs such as landscaping, food services, and maintenance. Most of the applicants for these jobs come from surrounding European countries, and they apply….

Use Automatic Translation to Increase your Global Readiness

Automatic translation, also known as machine translation, has become commonplace for end users, popping up on the web on sites like and within apps like Microsoft Translator and Skype Translator. Automatic translation is not limited to consumer focused specialty apps and websites, however. It is now used more and more by businesses worldwide in all types of industries and….