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Tinder's parent company, Match Group, announced on February 9 that it was on track to acquire South Korea's instant translation specialist Hyperconnect.
Some of the tools developed by the company may eventually be offered to users of the very popular dating app.
They should in particular allow subscribers to have virtual contacts with people speaking another language, relates
These features could also appear on the Match, Meetic, OkCupid or Hinge platforms, which also belong to the American group.
The latter said he had spent 1.725 billion dollars (about 1.4 billion euros) to buy the Korean company.
Both parties plan to complete the acquisition in the second quarter of 2021.
Based on Google Translate
Hyperconnect has built its reputation with two flagship products.
Hakuna Live, a live streaming app that offers group videos and audio files, among other things.
And Azar, an audio and video chat tool equipped with automatic instant translation functionality.
The two apps launched in 2019 and 2014 were downloaded 23 and 540 million times worldwide, respectively.
They are both based on the Google Translate programming interface.
The Covid-19 epidemic making real meetings difficult, dedicated applications have been forced to adapt.
The development of video chats or the geographic expansion of the research field has enabled large groups to retain their customers.
A winning bet, since they spent three billion dollars on these apps across the world in 2020.
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