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Google Buys Quest Visual

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Google has acquired Quest Visual, makers of the Word Lens app.  Word Lens translates printed words from one language to another with a smartphone’s video camera, in real time, and without requiring a network connection. Quest Visual is offering the game and the language packs free for now, as it transitions to Google. The company’s technology is expected to be integrated into Google Translate’s broad language coverage and translation capabilities in the future.

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