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Zoom buys Kites, a German real-time machine translation company

Zoom buys Kites, a German real-time machine translation company

Computing, GERMAN, Social Media, TECHNOLOGY, USA, ZOOM
Zoom's going to build a universal translator into your video calling app. Video conferencing outfit Zoom has made a new purchase, picking up German company Zites. The move was announced on the Zoom blog, with Zites bringing its real-time Machine Translation (MT) technology to Zoom's growing presence in a market that has boomed over the last 18 months. Kites was founded in 2015 by members of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology faculty. That's where the Kites (Karlsruhe Information Technology Solutions) name comes from, with the company focusing on multi-language translation and breaking down barriers imposed by language. It's easy to see why something like that could get the attention of Zoom, a company that makes its money by putting people into the same virtual room, no matte...
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