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Google Translate API service to be closed down

Google has indicated that its popular Google Translate application service would be closed down by end of this year citing ‘extensive abuse’. The application programming interface (API) was popular among coders for integrating the translate functionality into websites and other applications. According to a note circulated through Google Translate API code page recently, the service is being withdrawn by limiting the number of requests gradually until its complete winding down by December 1st this year.

Google has cited ‘substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse’ as the reason without specifying any further details. Along with it other interfaces like blog, video, news and data searches as well as virtual keyboard interface are also scheduled to be withdrawn. This move of Google is expected to give a fillip to its rivals like Microsoft with its own Bing search and translate service. For more information please visit http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/5/27/google-close-translation-api-service/

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