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Skype version coming that gives users instant translations, due later this year

Redmond-based Microsoft is working on a beta version of Skype that gives real-time translations of conversations between people speaking different languages.

CEO Satya Nadella, who showed off the app at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., said the service has been in the works for 15 years.

It will be available free to Skype users by the end of this year as a Windows 8 beta app, the WSJ’s Douglas MacMillan reports.


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