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Late News: Google Updates Android Translation App, Hulu Not on Sale, Apple Newsstand Now in UK

Google has updated the Google Translation app for Android with support for additional languages. The company said that it enhanced the Conversation Mode in Google Translate for Android, which allows travellers to translate whole sentences into different languages in real-time.

Owners of popular online video service Hulu have decided not to sell the platform after going through months of negotiations with big wigs like Apple, Microsoft and Google. According to AFP Disney, News Corp. and Providence Equity Partners said in a joint statement that they had abandoned their plans of selling the platform.

Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page claimed that the myriad of lawsuits being flung at Android are not having any effect on the growth of the platform. In a conference call with analysts after the announcing the third quarter results for the company, Page said that patent attacks on Android launched by Microsoft, Oracle and Apple are having no effect on the growth of the platform.

iPad maker Apple has dished out the Newsstand platform in the UK, which will allow users to subscribe to digital versions of popular magazines and newspapers on iDevices. According to Techradar, the feature, which comes with the new iOS 5 platform, will allow users to purchase the digital versions of UK based magazines on their iPad and iPhone.

Software giant Microsoft has finally closed the $8.5 billion acquisition of VoIP services provider Skype after the European Union gave it the nod of approval. The acquisition will not only make the Windows maker a force to be reckoned with the global online communications market, it would also allow it to integrate Skype’s VoIP technology into its Windows Phone 7 platform and Xbox 360 gaming console.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.