Rosetta Stone has recently made major changes to its products, but it's now learning how to speak the language of a younger customer set for whom the changes will benefit most.
Although Google lagged behind Apple in adding language support for the Cambodian language, its expanding portfolio provides better tools for communication between travelers, global businesses, and foreigners.
Rosetta Stone remains the stalwart of language learning platforms, and rather than compete by innovating internally, it’s allowing the new crop of startups to ripen and then snatching them up one by one.
As Airbnb’s mobile bookings increase, it only makes sense that it strive to make the process as easy as possible, especially in terms of language as the company races to infiltrate foreign markets ahead of its competitors.
The airline says the hiring doesn’t mean it’s increasing flights, but the language requirement reflects the carrier's interest in investing in overseas routes and services.
TripLingo’s long-term success will come from establishing partnerships with businesses and booking agencies to ensure the technology lands in the hands of monolinguists again and again.
Shank doesn’t reveal where the service will launch next, but Asia – a popular destination for both business and leisure travelers – seems like the smart next step after Europe.
Several startups are leveraging tech to connect strangers with a common goal in another case in which technology (like Google Street View) is replacing the need to actually board a plane.