We’re excited by how many of you are now part of our community and this newsletter is a celebration of sorts. We’re announcing the winner of the #FoundinTranslation campaign, linking out to The Connectivist, and revealing a major new partnership (see below, hint: the partnership has wings).
As always, thanks for helping us break language barriers.
-The VerbalizeIt Team
We’re Joining Forces with American Airlines!
We’re thrilled to launch a new partnership with American Airlines to offer business and leisure travelers access to VerbalizeIt’s human interpreters via their mobile phones. We’re providing VerbalizeIt to leisure travelers looking to enjoy their vacation experience and to business travelers conducting global business. Check out the partnership and claim your free month of VerbalizeIt using the AA coupon!
Breaking The Language Barrier: Technology Is The Great Equalizer
“Dial-up translation services aren’t new; for example, Language Line Solutions, which connects people to translators at its call centers, has been around for 30 years. But VerbalizeIt is different because its translators are spread across the world and a computer algorithm routes each call to the most qualified translator available at the time.” Read the rest of our write up in The Connectivist.
Trip Doctor: Top Translation Apps
We were featured in Travel and Leisure Magazine as the “Best [App] For Longer Conversation.” Here’s what they had to say about us, “Wish you had a native speaker in your pocket? With Verbalizeit, you can locate and call a live translator with the push of a button—ideal for technical conversations, such as seeing a doctor abroad.” Read the full article and see which apps the Trip Doctor is recommending for travel here.
Travel Much? Read Much? VerbalizeIt Partners with WebFlakes
We’re proud to announce our newest partner: Webflakes, an innovative online destination for English readers to discover the greatest and latest in international lifestyle content from around the globe. Learn more about our partnership and how we’re continuing the #FoundinTranslation campaign here.
VerbalizeIt Translates ‘Shark Tank’ Appearance into Success
“When I last spoke to Ryan Frankel, CEO of VerbalizeIt, he was fresh off his victory as the audience winner of Startup Camp 7. In the past six months or so, business has been booming for the crowdsourced translation company.” Read the rest of Rich Steeves’ interview with our co-founder and CEO.
And the #FoundinTranslation Campaign Winner is…
Six weeks, hundreds of photos, and thousands of votes later, we’re proud to announce the winner of the #FoundinTranslation campaign.
With more than 250 votes, Caleb Caple’s photo of Genoa, Italy is our winning submission! Congratulations Caleb, we look forward to hearing all about your trip to Italy!
Meet Nandini: VerbalizeIt’s featured German to English Interpreter
We’re spotlighting Nandini Pande, a native Indian who has lived in the United States and Switzerland. Here’s a snippet from her interview with our Community Manager, “I was born in India and brought up all across the country, even in the most remote parts of the country – untraceable even on the most detailed political map! My traveling continued after I got married, as my husband’s job took us to the United States and Switzerland. I hold a Master of Science degree in Microbiology.” Read on