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Google Acquires Quest Visual Language Translation App Startup

by T2D Staff on May 17, 2014

Google has acquired language translation startup Quest Visual to offer better translation services to its users. The acquisition has been confirmed the search engine giant.

The Quest Visual provides tools that help the translation of real world written words like the billboards around.

No financial details have been revealed related to the acquisition, but it is said the Word Lens app will be joining Google. It is also learned from way of Quest that its technology may be added to the Google Translate.

As of now the app and language packs are offered free on the app stores, but it is not clear whether further it will be made available after the merging of it into Google.

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The Word Lens taps into the camera of smartphones and takes the text from objects. This further spit back the translation in the opted language. The best part of the translation is that it does not require Internet connection to translate the word.

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