Google acquires Quest Visual (mobile translation)
Companies in Relationship
, Quest Visual
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Consideration: not disclosed
Google acquires Quest Visual whose Word Lens technology enables a person to use a smartphone or other device to frame a series of words they want to translate. Word Lens recognizes the text (for example, a road sign in a foreign language) and automatically replaces it with a translation into the desired language.
Quest Visual's four-person team will join Google Translate.
Google plans to incorporate Quest Visual's technology into Google Translate for use in services/products such as Android and Google Glass.
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