Google Translate adds real-time camera conversion for 13 more languages

Starting this week, the Google Translate app for iOS and Android will be getting an upgrade of its camera mode to recognize an additional 13 languages. This takes the number of languages that Google Translate can do real-time text translation for to nearly 50. The new languages include Arabic, Punjabi, Bengali, Vietnamese, Thai, Gujarati, Kannada, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. With Hindi included in the languages the app’s camera mode can recognize, Google Translate now supports four of the world’s 10 most spoken languages. To make use of the camera mode feature on the app, users can navigate to the camera icon on the home screen. That brings up a… Read More

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TLDR: Microsoft partners with Indian cricket legend on smart bat

Today’s featured stories Microsoft partners with Indian cricket legend to develop a smart bat that tracks live analytics Alexa and Cortana can now control Xbox devices as new ‘skill’ for digital assistants rolls out broadly Photos: High-tech, video-mapping light show turns Seattle’s MOHAI into a pulsating projection surface Subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube. [Editor’s Note: TLDR is GeekWire’s tech news rundown show, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today’s update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube, and check back weekday afternoons for more.] …read more Source:: GeekWire       

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Lime wants to block Scoot and Skip from deploying electric scooters in SF next week

Lime is doing the most right now. In light of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency denying Lime a permit to operate electric scooters in the city Lime is gearing up to request a temporary restraining order. “Lime believes that after selecting two other less experienced electric scooter companies and comparatively weaker applications in a process that was riddled with bias, the SFMTA should revisit the decision and employ a fair selection process,” the company wrote in a press release. Those two “less experienced” electric scooter companies Lime’s referring to are Skip, which currently operates via an official permit in Washington, D.C., and Scoot, which has successfully and legally operated… Read More

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Lime wants to block Scoot and Skip from deploying electric scooters in SF next week

Lime is doing the most right now. In light of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency denying Lime a permit to operate electric scooters in the city Lime is gearing up to request a temporary restraining order. “Lime believes that after selecting two other less experienced electric scooter companies and comparatively weaker applications in a process that was riddled with bias, the SFMTA should revisit the decision and employ a fair selection process,” the company wrote in a press release. Those two “less experienced” electric scooter companies Lime’s referring to are Skip, which currently operates via an official permit in Washington, D.C., and Scoot, which has successfully and legally operated… Read More

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Square insiders and investors were blindsided by the departure of their ‘beloved’ CFO — and no one can agree on how bad it is for the $28 billion company’s future (SQ)

Employees and Wall Street alike were surprised to learn that Square Chief Financial Officer Sarah Friar will leave the company. Friar, who employees described as a “beloved” leader, is seen widely as an important figure in Square’s success. Analysts expressed concern following the news that Square may struggle to rebound from the loss — but staffers are happy to see Friar move onto a CEO role. The news this week that Square CFO Sarah Friar is resigning surprised employees and outside investors alike, leaving both groups trying to predict what it means for the $28 billion payments company to lose its second-in-command. Like spurned lovers bewildered by a breakup, both… Read More

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