Babylon sets new Guinness record

The Israeli online translation company, Babylon, scored a new Guinness World Record for downloads for language solutions. Guinness judges stopped by Israel to award Babylon its new title. “This is an important achievement for Babylon, which is following in the …

The Israeli online translation company, Babylon, scored a new Guinness World Record for downloads for language solutions.

Guinness judges stopped by Israel to award Babylon its new title.

“This is an important achievement for Babylon, which is following in the footsteps of other companies like Firefox and Facebook, which recently set records for the largest number of downloads in 24 hours, and the greatest number of likes for a page,” said Guinness judge Rob Mollow.

Mollow noted that people today are keen on technology records. “If people were once interested in the Guinness record for the world’s tallest man, internet records are now especially popular,” he said. “We expect many new digital records to be set.”

According to Globes, Babylon has also marked two other achievements: 100 million users of its products, and joining the Alexa list of the top 100 websites.

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