Facebook set to acquire speech and language translation app developer

Wellington, Aug. 13 (ANI): Social media giant Facebook is reportedly set to acquire the developer of a speech recognition and language translation app in a bid to boost the company's mobile ventures.

According to Stuff.co.nz, Facebook has not disclosed the financial terms of its deal with Mobile Technologies.

Facebook's management director Tom Stocky said that voice technology has become and increasingly important way for people to navigate mobile devices and the web.

Facebook's rivals including Google and Apple use voice recognition features in their products and the social media giant following their footsteps does not come as a surprise after its mobile advertising took the company shares soaring and such a feature would only help it further enhance the service.

The report added that the language translation app developer, Mobile Technologies was founded in 2001 and was the maker of the free Jibbigo Translator mobile app that automatically translates speech from more than 20 languages. (ANI)


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