Travellers have started seeing translation tools appear over recent years, some turning text into different languages and even some producing instant audio.
Here is Luis von Ahn, one of the creators of online authentication services Captcha and ReCaptcha. A quirky and entertaining kinda guy with clearly an enormous brain.
EasyJet gets social with mobile, AMEX extends meetings planner tool, myTab conencts with friends, Euro airports translate apps for China. A round-up of other stories from across the industry.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring UK-based Interpreter Live, a new translation service for travellers using pre-paid mobile cards.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based Verbling, a one-to-one language learning platform using video technology to connect users around the world.
Google developers having fun again, perhaps just to keep everyone else entertained over coffee. Now you can discover volume and language of searches on a spinning globe!
Some visitors to the Opodo France website were probably a bit confused recently after Google Translate switched mentions of the Opodo brand name to Expedia.
Much was made of Google Goggles when it launched in late-2009 with image recognition technology, followed by a translation tool about seven months ago.