Finnish Social Media Firm Moving To U.S.

Gigaom, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3 AM
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The founders of Transfluent, a Finnish companywhich translates social media, websites and smartphone apps are about to relocate to New York. What’s more, they’ve just picked up $1m in angel funding to set up that office, and have also opened an office in Singapore. The company has 15,000 freelancers working in 60 languages.

On the content and social media side, users essentially just plug Transfluent into whatever account their content is on, be it Facebook, Twitter or WordPress. The translators see the text that needs working on and feed back their translation, which then gets checked against a blacklist of unacceptable words, just to make sure.

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