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Google acquires Quest Visual, possibly for use with Google Glass

Quest Visual, a company whose app translates text through the iPhones camera, gets acquired by Google
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: May 17, 2014 6:35 am

Another day, another acquisition, with Google acquiring Quest Visual, the company behind iOS app Word Lens. Word Lens uses the camera on the rear of the iPhone, translating the text to your desired language in front of your eyes.




The technology that makes Word Lens work will be baked into Google Translate, but I think we'll also see it work its way into Google Glass, too. While Quest Visual is rolled into Google, the company will make the Word Lens language packs free to consumers, where it said: "As a thank you to everybody who supported us on our journey, we've made both the app and the language packs free to download for a limited time while we transition to Google".


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