The translation feature for the Internet-calling service now speaks the languages of Beijing and Rome. But the translator is still available only in preview mode.
The Facebook founder and CEO speaks for 30 minutes in Mandarin at a question and answer session and talks about his company's plans to engage its largest untapped market.
Slowly expanding its repetoire, the real-time translation software can now speak six different languages.
Launched last year as a standalone download, the Translator feature will roll out to Windows desktop users by the end of summer, says Microsoft.
Microsoft will broaden the pool of testers for Skype for Web to include even more countries "in the next few weeks."
At a keynote during CES Asia, Twitter's Shailesh Rao avoids mention of being blocked inside China and focuses on how Chinese brands can use the platform to go global.
Unfamiliar with a new phrase in another language? Now it's possible to get near-instant translation from like-minded social translators using the app.
The Chinese e-commerce giant's investment could signal another step into the mobile business, in a play not unlike Amazon's Fire devices line.
China had 649 million people online at the end of 2014, up by 31 million people from a year earlier. Mobile Internet users grew by 57 million people.
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