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News : Skype Translator Offers Real-time Translation for Video Calls
Dec 19, 2014 -- Microsoft unveiled the first phase of its Skype Translator program, which offers real-time translation of spoken and written language. For users of the newly rebranded Skype for Business, formerly Microsoft Lync, the service has potential to help them clear major language barriers that can inhibit international enterprise collaboration.
The first phase of the Skype Translator program will include real-time translation for two spoken languages, English and Spanish, and over 40 languages over instant message, wrote Gurdeep Pall, corporate vice president for Skype, in a blog post. The service is available to customers who signed up to participate in the program and are using Windows 8.1 on the desktop or mobile device.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Monday, December 22, 2014