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Gmail Now Translates

The ability to scale the feature to all Gmail users is attributed to the “power of cloud computing”

Google Translate now works in Gmail. In 41 languages; 98% of web users reportedly speak one of them.

Google Translate is better than Babelfish, but machine translation still has a ways to go, as Google admits.

"Message Translation" is under "settings" in the "Lab" section in standalone Gmail and Gmail in the standard edition of Google Apps. App Premier and Apps Education users need to see their administrators.

Other e-mail doesn't have the feature. Google Translate product manager Jeff Chin attributes being able to scale the feature to all Gmail users to the "power of cloud computing."

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at) or paperboy(at), and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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