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TECHNOBYTE for 19 December 2014

Using innovations from Microsoft Research, Skype is now removing another barrier to make it possible for people to communicate irrespective of what language they speak. Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program. The preview program will kick-off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English, and 40+ instant messaging languages will be available to Skype customers who have signed-up via the Skype Translator sign-up page and are using Windows 8.1 on the desktop or device.

Skype brings people together to make progress on what matters to them. Skype Translator will open up endless possibilities for people around the world to connect, communicate and collaborate; people will no longer be hindered by geography and language.

http://blogs.skype.com/2014/12/15/skype-translator-preview-an-exciting-journey-to-a-new-chapter-in-communication/

Google announced its annual 14th Annual Year in Search, a look at 2014 through the collective eyes of the world on the web, offering a unique perspective on the year's major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted in South Africa.

Overall

South Africa Trending: OVERALL SEARCHES

  1. Senzo Meyiwa

  2. Ebola

  3. Robin Williams

  4. Oscar Pistorius

  5. World Cup 2014

  6. Kelly Khumalo

  7. IEC

  8. Big Brother Mzansi

  9. Joan Rivers

  10. Michael Shumacher

http://www.google.com/trends/2014/

BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices.

The Canadian mobile technology company said the new device, which bears striking similarities to its once wildly popular Bold and Curve handsets, boasts a larger screen, longer battery life, an expanded app library with access to offerings from Amazon.com Inc's Android App store, and a browser three times faster than the one on its legacy devices.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/17/us-blackberry-launch-idUSKBN0JV1Q820141217


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