Match.com Pays a Cool USD 1.7 Billion for Startup Built on Google Translation API – via slator.com

Online dating powerhouse Match Group (Match.com) has acquired Seoul-based tech company Hyperconnect for an impressive USD 1.73bn — its biggest purchase to date. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2021. Hyperconnect markets itself as enabling real-time conversations among users who speak different languages. The startup developed two apps,...

Reader Polls: Online Dating via Google Translate, Risk to Top LSPs – via slator.com

Big Tech has been amply represented in machine translation news over the past four months. Amazon launched live translation for Alexa. Google improved the UX for live speech translation by reducing flickering text (although Google Translate was deemed not quite ready for use in medical emergencies according to a recent...