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New Zealand startup company targets the growing online translation market

OpenBorder, a startup company in Wellington, New Zealand has put in $400,000 into creating an online marketplace and hopes to do an eBay for the translation market. It is targeting organizations that are looking to farm out translation jobs. Chief executive Jamie Kruger of the company feels it a new concept even though there are over 25,000 translation companies and several thousands of freelance translators around the globe.

Similar to eBay and Trade Me for goods, clients would be able to choose the bid of their choice from several prospective translators. Both would be able to rate each other to establish reputation. OpemBorder would charge a commission on jobs and translators would have to pay a subscription fee.  For more information on the subject please visit http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/5367079/Startup-targets-33b-translation-market.

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Google updates eBooks with more features

Google which introduced its commercial digital book service Google eBooks last December with access to over 3 million titles (with 2 million free) has newly added features that let users find definitions; search and translate words.

Users can look up words in the digital page they are reading through Google’s Web Reader that they are unfamiliar with, translate if necessary and search for equivalent words all while staying within the page. When the required word or phrase is highlighted and double clicked, a popup menu appears that lets user choose among definition, translate, search through Google or search in Wikipedia.

The translate option gives users the choice to translate a single word or several sentences into a no. of languages through the pop window. There is even an audio option that pronounces the definition aloud. For more information on the topic please visit


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