Aug 14, 2013

Facebook Acquires “Mobile Technologies”, Developer Of Speech Translation App Jibbigo
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Facebook

Facebook’s latest acquisition could help it connect users across language barriers. It has just announced that it’s acquired the team and technology of Pittsburgh’s Mobile Technologies , a speech recognition and machine translation startup that developed the app Jibbigo . From voice search to translated News Feed posts, Facebook could to a lot with this technology.

Facebook tells me “We’ll continue to support the [Jibbigo] app for the time being.” Jibbigo launched in 2009, and allows you to select from over 25 languages, record a voice snippet in that language or type in some text, and then get a translation displayed on screen and read aloud to you in a language of your choosing.

This made Jibbigo’s iOS  and  Android apps  useful companions for travelers and international health care workers. Why fumble with a phrase book when you could just bring an app with you? Through purchasable offline translator packs, Jibbigo made […]

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