April 19, 2012

New from Babylon; English-Czech and English-Polish Dictionaries in a single click


February 28, 2012

Babylon revenues grew in 2011 95% to $62M.
Operating profit of $9M.
Revenues of Q4 grew 140% to $22M.


February 27, 2012

Babylon.com Launches Three New Mobile Applications
Available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone


December 22, 2011

Babylon.com Celebrates and Summarizes 2011 Milestones and Activities with over 100M Users and 2,019,597,097 translation requests


November 22, 2011

Babylon.com marks International Children's Day by Stressing the Importance of Investing in Children’s Education


July 19, 2011

Babylon.com Awarded a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certificate for the Most downloads of a translation software with over 100 million users coinciding with entering the list of the 100 Most Popular Websites Worldwide


January 26, 2011

Babylon.com Reveals Babylon 9 Simply Translate


January 26, 2011

Babylon Aims To Build A "Quora For Linguistics" Off Its 72 Million Members


January 26, 2011

Babylon Aims to Be the Quora of Translation


December 28, 2010

Babylon is chosen by Google as an official localization vendor


October 28, 2010

Babylon.com announces: Babylon in Every School


October 8, 2010

Babylon.com launches Babylon2Go


September 15, 2010

Babylon Ltd. Releases the Advanced Babylon MAC v3


September 1, 2010

Babylon.com Reaches 100,000 Registered Users a Day


June 28, 2010

Babylon.com Presents: Babylon Learn – A New iPhone Application. 'Babylon Learn' is a fun and unique language learning program!


June 21, 2010

New from Babylon.com: BabylonPlus - the New "Babylon Enterprise" for Small and Medium businesses. Retrieving Excel data @ a click


February 22, 2010

Babylon Presents iBabylon: A New iPhone Application - iBabylon provides quick translation and access to dictionaries in over 75 languages as well as full text translation in 33 languages


January 25, 2010

Babylon presents: translator.babylon-software.com Human Translation Service


January 7, 2010

New from Babylon: Babylon on BlackBerry® - Babylon Ltd. Provides Enterprises with Babylon Dictionaries and Translation on BlackBerry® Smartphone


August 3, 2009

Babylon 8 - Leading the World of Languages


June 23, 2009

Babylon 8 reaches a users download record of over one million in just two weeks


February 24, 2009

Babylon Ltd., the International Leading Provider of Translation and Dictionary Software Company, Ranks No. 1 and Took the "TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award"


February 23, 2009

Babylon, the International Leading Provider of Translation and Dictionary Software Company, Continues to Improve its Translation Services and Enterprise Retrieval Solutions





New from Babylon; English-Czech and English-Polish Dictionaries in a single click

April 19th 2012, N.Y. __Babylon.com, the world’s leading provider of language solutions, such as the most popular dictionary and translation software announced today the release of new English-Czech and English-Polish proprietary dictionaries.

Millions of Babylon users around the globe will now be able to click on any term from any desktop application and receive immediate results to Czech and Polish in a small pop-up window on their screen.

Babylon English-Czech and English Polish Dictionaries contain words, phrases, abbreviations, acronyms, and interjections. They include terms from a vast variety of subjects, such as Medicine, Electronics, Zoology, Business, Computers, etc., and feature both the American and British forms of spelling.

“The need for English–Czech and English-Polish dictionaries has increased significantly over the past few years along with the growth of internet penetration in the Czech Republic and Poland." Dalia Preisler, Content and Linguistics Director.
“English–Czech and English-Polish dictionaries, just like all Babylon’s proprietary dictionaries, are enabled with a morphological engine which facilitates recognition of all inflected forms of single words and phrases, provides all forms of terms that include prefixes and extensions and supplies a solution for all formats of writing”, continues Mrs. Preisler. “These dictionaries come in addition to the Czech and Polish Wikipedia we launched a few years ago, enabling one click access to encyclopedic terms in Czech and Polish”.

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“We are now in the process of compiling the reverse Czech-English and Polish-English dictionaries in order to provide our users bidirectional comprehensive dictionaries, which will contain more than 110,000 words and translations.”

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Babylon also announces that it has added Wikipedia in Hindi language; thus now provides results and access to Wikipedia, the biggest multilingual free encyclopedia on the Internet, in 27 languages.

About Babylon.com
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company founded in 1997. The Company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, translation services, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 130 million desktop installations in more than 231 markets, supporting 75 languages.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com.

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Babylon revenues grew in 2011 95% to $62M.
Operating profit of $9M.
Revenues of Q4 grew 140% to $22M.


Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO:
"We have accelerated the company's growth rate significantly this year. We have considerably increased our investment in recruiting new users fuelling our future growth expectations."

February 28, 2012 – Babylon, the international internet company, publicly traded at the Tel-Aviv stock exchange, reported today its financial results for 2011.

The company reported Revenues of $22M for the fourth quarter of 2011 were, a growth of 140% compared to the same quarter last year. Total revenues for 2011 were $62M, a growth of 95% compared to 2010.

During 2011, advertisement revenues grew 180%, and reached $47M (76% of total revenues). Software sales revenues were $15M (24% of total revenues), a drop of 6% compared to 2010.

During 2011, Babylon increased its budget of purchasing new users for company services in more than 130%, and as a result, sales and marketing expenses grew from $5M at the fourth quarter of 2010, to $13M at the fourth quarter of 2011. Total sales and marketing expenses for 2011 were $42M, compared to $17M in 2010.

Increasing the expense of purchasing new users supports the continuation of growth acceleration of Babylon's activity. These expenses are recognized immediately in the company reports, while revenues are generated over a period of time. The company estimates that as of December 31, 2011, the total revenues yet to be generated from existing users sum up to $13M and most will be recognized during 2012.

Operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $5M, a growth of 271% compared to the same quarter last year. Total operating profit for 2011 was $9M, a growth of 58% compared to 2010.

Net profit in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $4M, a growth of 238% compared to the same quarter last year. Total net profit for 2011 was $7M, a growth of 54% compared to 2010.

Cash flow from operating activities in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $5M, compared to $3M in the same quarter last year. Cash flow from operating activities for 2011 was $8M, compared to $6M in 2010.

At the beginning of 2011 the company declared a dividends distribution policy of at least 50% of net profit, and throughout the year distributed dividends at a total of $9M.

The company's cash reserve as of December 31, 2011, amounted to $8M.

Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO, said that "2011 was a significant turning point for Babylon. We have accelerated the company's growth rate significantly this year. We have considerably increased our investment in recruiting new users for the company services, a course supporting our future growth expectations." Carmeli added that "Babylon is placed today among the 50 world-wide leading websites in terms of number of visitors per the Alexa index. We have recently reached around forty five million unique visitors a day per the Google Trends index. Close to one million people join the company services every day."

Babylon, the most popular translation software provider today, is engaged in the development, marketing and selling of internet services mostly in the translation and languages area. The company operates at close to 200 markets, and provides translation solutions in 75 languages to over 100 million users, including thousands of organizations and tens of millions of private users. The company is controlled by Noam Lanir, and is traded at the Tel-Aviv stock exchange.

The press release includes forward looking information. There is no certainty that the above mentioned estimations will materialize.

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About Babylon.com
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company founded in 1997. The Company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, translation services, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 130 million desktop installations in more than 231 markets, supporting 75 languages

Press contact:
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon.com Launches Three New Mobile Applications
Available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone


Barcelona. February 27, 2012. Babylon.com, the leading language solutions provider, releases a suite of new translation apps in dozens of different languages for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. Babylon's most downloaded translation software is now available free of charge on smartphones.

“The new applications provide our users with a groundbreaking mobile platform experience and enable communication in multiple languages, making international social and business collaboration conversant,” explains Oren Azulay, Babylon's VP of Products.

These three mobile applications are Babylon.com’s latest development, and share one primary objective: Making translations simple, easy and fun for smartphones users.

"Babylon aims to bridge the language gap. For example, when you are in a foreign country and unfamiliar with the language and want to order lunch from a menu, Babylon will help you do that. With Babylon apps, you can communicate in dozens of languages of your choice. Easily, everywhere, anytime," says Liat Sade - Sternberg, Babylon's VP of Marketing & Sales.

The Babylon Touch for iPhone - Babylon's One-Touch Translator. Tap the application icon, choose the language of the hard copy, capture the term and get instant translation.

Babylon Touch enables translation of a term from any hard copy text directly to your phone with a touch. Whether you are sitting at a restaurant reading a menu or visiting a store in a foreign country or just at home reading a newspaper, simply open the application, point the embedded camera over the text and touch the term requested. This app is available in nine source languages (English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean Portuguese, Russian and Spanish- with more to come) and offers translation into 32 different languages.

Babylon Touch for Android devices will also be available within the next month.

The Babylon Translator for Android delivers instant, quick and comprehensive dictionary results in dozens of languages to your mobile. The easy to use interface allows you to copy any term or text from your email, browser or any digital interface and provides instant access to over 1,500 dictionaries and glossaries in multiple languages to receive the best full text translations - absolutely free of charge!
The Babylon Translator will be available as of March 5th 2012.

Babylon Translator for Windows Phone offers full text translations with the ability to search for any single term. Get instant access to over 1,500 dictionaries and glossaries in multiple languages. With one touch, app users can easily switch between ‘dictionary’ and ‘text’ modes. The app also offers an embedded converter, for currencies, measurements and time zones.

Go to our virtual media room and see how it works: www.babylon-software.com/mediaroom/mobile/

About Babylon.com
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company founded in 1997. The Company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, translation services, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 130 million desktop installations in more than 231 markets, supporting 75 languages

Press contact:
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon.com Celebrates and Summarizes 2011 Milestones and Activities with over 100M Users and 2,019,597,097 translation requests


December 22, 2011, N.Y.__Babylon.com, the world’s leading provider of language solutions, such as the most popular dictionary and translation software, is proud to recap 2011- the “100 Celebration” year.

2011 was Babylon.com’s 100 Celebration – in July 2011, Babylon.com passed the major milestone of over 100 million users, it has made the list of the top 60 sites on the Internet and has officially become the most popular desktop language and translation software with a Guinness World Records® achievement for the most downloads of a translation software supporting 100 million translation requests a day, which in 2011 summed up to 2,019,597,097 (as opposed to 1,398,941,058 translation requests in 2010).

When back in 1997, Babylon launched its dictionary software, we couldn't have imagined that over 100 million people in over 200 countries and territories would be using its software" said Alon Carmeli, Babylon’s CEO.

"Setting a record with Guinness World Records makes one a lasting piece of history. We are proud to have done this," continues Carmeli.


(Babylon Guinness World Records® Party)

About Babylon.com
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company founded in 1997. The Company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, translation services, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 100 million desktop installations in more than 200 markets, supporting 75 languages.

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon.com marks International Children's Day by Stressing the Importance of Investing in Children’s Education


November 20, 2011, N.Y.__Babylon.com, the world’s leading provider of language solutions, such as the most popular dictionary and translation software, is marking International Children's Day by drawing attention to the need for improvements in education for children from underdeveloped countries. Babylon has donated over 20,000 licenses of its software to hundreds of schools around the world.

The International Children's Day is unique because its special and specific focus is on children from underdeveloped countries.
Babylon’s donation is part of the Company’s commitment to give back to the community.

Earlier this year, Babylon donated computers and free licenses of its software to children of the Himba tribe in Namibia.


(Computers donated by Babylon to children of the Himba tribe)
(Picture by: Ronny Sofer)


“International Children's Day is an important day to celebrate with everyone, but it is a time to acknowledge that more can and should be done for children throughout the world.” Alon Carmeli, Babylon’s CEO
“57% of Internet content is in English, yet only 27% of Internet users are native English speakers.” continues Alon Carmeli. “Children and education are our top priority and hopefully our donation will help improve and bridge the gap of languages for millions of children worldwide and will impact their lives and futures in a positive manner as to become tomorrow’s leaders.” concluded Carmeli.

Over the past two years, Babylon has initiated ‘Babylon in Every School’ - a donation program for schools worldwide, whereby it donates its software to all K-12 educational institutions so that every child will have access to Babylon’s wide variety of languages, dictionaries and resources. Since its launch, Babylon has donated more than $600,000 worth of its software to hundreds of schools around the globe.

To learn more about the ‘Babylon in Every School’ program and to join this program, please visit http://www.babylon-software.com/k12-program.html or contact Dalia Preisler dalia@babylon.com

About Babylon.com
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company founded in 1997. The Company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, translation services, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 100 million desktop installations in more than 200 markets, supporting 75 languages.

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon.com Awarded a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® certificate for the Most downloads of a translation software with over 100 million users coinciding with entering the list of the 100 Most Popular Websites Worldwid


July 19, 2011, N.Y.__Babylon.com, the world's leading provider of language solutions, such as the most popular dictionary and translation software, announced today that it has passed the major milestone of over 100 million users, it has made the list of the top 100 sites on the Internet and has officially become the most popular desktop language translation software with a Guinness World Records® achievement for the most downloads of a translation software. The featured record has been supplied courtesy of Guinness World Records Limited.

Rob Molloy, Director of Television, Guinness World Records:
"This new Guinness World Records title reflects the significant reach and popularity of Babylon's translation services. It is a major achievement for Babylon and comes hot on the heels of recent records for Firefox, Facebook and Ustream. We've seen Firefox 3.0 gain the title for Most downloads of a software application in 24 hours, Facebook reclaim the Most likes on a Facebook page title and Ustream named as the online service ingesting the most video content. After the tallest and shortest people in the world, digital records are now the ones that we get most enquiries about and it's clear that the importance of these records will continue to grow and grow."

This is Babylon.com's 100 Celebration - being one of the top 100 sites on the Internet with over 100 million users, and supporting 100 million translation requests a day.

"When back in 1997, Babylon launched its dictionary software, we couldn't have imagined that over 100 million people in over 200 countries and territories would be using its software" said Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO.

"Setting a record with Guinness World Records makes one a lasting piece of history. We are proud to have done this," continues Carmeli.

"For the past 14 years we have been, and still are, committed to the language solutions market. Babylon's growing popularity and usability has founded our leading position as the most suitable method for millions worldwide to bridge the language gap" continued Carmeli.

"Our expertise and ability to continually innovate our products to appeal to a growing number of users, makes us, Babylon, certain that we have a meaningful additional value to impart in the times to come" concluded Alon Carmeli.

About Babylon.com
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company founded in 1997. The Company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, translation services, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 100 million desktop installations in more than 200 markets, supporting 75 languages.

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon.com Reveals Babylon 9 Simply Translate

Babylon launches the brand new Babylon 9 giving users access to a translation community, new features including proofreading and more

San Francisco, USA, January 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Babylon.com, a world-leading provider of language solutions, today unveiled Babylon 9 - its latest dictionary and translation software.

This new product delivers a revamped, redesigned product with a totally different look and feel that offers a pioneering functionality of interaction with a live translation community –the place for sharing and helping.

"For the past 13 years we have been and are still committed to the language solutions market. Babylon 9 is a result of listening and communicating with our 90 million registered users worldwide. The ease of use of Babylon 9, and the ever growing need for language solutions, will bring it to an even larger audience." Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO.

Babylon 9 brings the following new features and enhancements:

Babylon Live Translation Community NEW!

Babylon 9 enables participation in its large "Translation Community" of native speakers and professional translators worldwide 24 hours a day! Babylon Translation Community is a tool for users to interact, ask or answer linguistic-related issues or questions related to translation and writing styles.

Spelling and Proofreading NEW!

Babylon speller, grammar checker and proofreader are available to ensure that nothing important has been omitted or skipped. This feature is powered by Ginger Software, one of the leading contextual spell and grammar checker on the market today.

Human Voice NEW!

The current version includes text-to-speech engine providing male and female voices in over 18 languages.

New Refined User Interface NEW!

Babylon 9 has a new, clean and easy to use interface, which is simple but yet with a sophisticated look.

More Languages, More Sources

The new product provides single-click translation in over 75 languages, from some 2,000 information sources, which provide everything, from a simple translation, currency conversion to professional glossaries and slang dictionaries.

Babylon 9 enables immediate translation of documents (MS Word, PDF, Text, etc.), Web page and full text to and from 33 languages.

Leading Dictionary Titles

Babylon 9 delivers results from the world's premier publishing houses, such as: Oxford, Britannica, Merriam Webster, Larousse, Pons, Duden, Langenscheidt and many more.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

About Babylon Ltd.

Babylon.com is a publicly traded company that was founded in 1997. The company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 80 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon Aims To Build A "Quora For Linguistics" Off Its 72 Million Members

December 28, 2010 - Babylon, the publicly listed provider of translation and dictionary software and language solutions, has been around since 1997 Today, the company is launching version 9 of its flagship translation product in an effort to turn it into a veritable ‘Quora for linguistics' (their words), referencing the Q&A startup that was launched in June 2009.

Babylon says it can leverage some 72 million members to morph its revamped product into a live Q&A linguistics community, allowing users to help one another with any translations, linguistic advice or tips about local culture.

In addition, Babylon has teamed up with a company called Ginger Software, which provides a contextual spell and grammar checker.

The goal of that partnership is to be able to offer its millions of users a – and I quote – ‘proofreading, context-understanding digital writing aid capable of shaping any document into a flawlessly written tour de force‘.

Babylon is available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices.

The company claims it processes roughly 90 million translation requests on a daily basis, and that its software is downloaded over 100,000 times every day. Its database contains some 18 million definition terms, and the website is visited by 3.5 million people on a daily basis.

Aside from the social aspect, new in Version 9 of its translation software is the ability to let your computer read to you in English, German, French and more. Babylon's so-called human voice engine provides pronunciations in over 18 languages.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon Aims to Be the Quora of Translation

December 28, 2010 - Translation software company Babylon will make a social play on Wednesday when it launches a new online community for language learning.

Babylon is touting the new site as the "Quora of Linguistics." Like the popular Q&A community, each user will have a profile that lists their questions and responses. They can also vote responses up or down, search existing responses and "like" content using their Facebook profiles.

While Quora borrowed Twitter's follow feature to create a personalized feed for each user, however, Babylon borrows Foursquare's reward system. Users earn points and badges for activity on the site and can view inquirers' and responders' locations on a real-time world map.

Language is a nuanced art that is difficult to tackle with a mere online dictionary, and Babylon isn't the first company to create a platform for its discussion. Other online translation services like FreeTranslation.com and WordReference.com already have translation forums, and Q&A communities like Yahoo Answers and Answers.com have hosted language help discussions from the onset.

But Babylon says it can bring more value to the table by giving the network of professional translators who work for its paid translation service an incentive to join the online discussion. Professional translators' posts are marked, and anyone can contact their authors to assign paid translations.

Other questions will be answered by community members. With 72 million people across 230 countries already using some form of Babylon's translation service or software, there's certainly enough potential users to make the community a valuable resource.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon is chosen by Google as an official localization vendor

San Francisco, USA, December 28, 2010 - Babylon.com, a world-leading provider of language solutions announces that it has been chosen by Google as one of its six worldwide official localization vendors.

The company will provide translation services to Google advertisers, as part of Google's AdWords program.

"We have been working with Google for many years, and being part of the Google Translator Toolkit project is thrilling for Babylon", Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO. "I am thankful to Google for the trust, and commit that our translation service is leading in its field, in terms of quality, respond time and pricing." concluded Carmeli.

For more information about the program, please refer to:
http://translate.google.com/support/toolkit/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1077737

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company that was founded in 1997. The company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 71 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon.com announces: Babylon in Every School

New York, NY, USA, October 28, 2010 - Babylon Ltd., the world's leading provider of language learning solutions and single-click dictionary and translation software, announced today that it has initiated ‘Babylon in Every School' - a donation program for schools worldwide, whereby it will donate its software to all K-12 educational institutions so that every child will have access to Babylon's wide variety of languages, dictionaries and resources.

"Our solutions bridge the gap of languages for more than 80 million people worldwide" said Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO, "Our generation's mission is to leverage the internet and technology in order to make it a better world for the younger generation. Bridging the language barriers improves communication and knowledge. We believe that Babylon's project will help today's youth become tomorrow's leaders."

Contributing to education is extremely meaningful to Babylon as this will not only deliver the world to the children, but the children will have the opportunity to express themselves and explore the world.

To join the ‘Babylon in Every School' program, please visit http://www.babylon-software.com/k12-program.html or contact Dalia Preisler dalia@babylon.com

Babylon's dictionary and translation software offers results from over 1,500 sources in 75 different languages, provides access to premium dictionaries and encyclopedias from the world's most distinguished publishing houses, such as Oxford, Britannica, Merriam Webster, Pons, Duden, Larousse, and many more.
In addition, Babylon provides full text and Web page translation in 33 languages and delivers results in over 25 languages from Wikipedia.org

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company that was founded in 1997. The company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 80 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon.com launches Babylon2Go

San Francisco, USA, October 08, 2010 - Babylon.com, the world's leading provider of dictionary and translation software solutions, is proud to announce Babylon2Go – a translation tool for Android devices.

Babylon has won increased worldwide attention by adapting to fit and suit the needs of an international market by continuously improving its software and products to keep its users up to date on changes to mobile technology and the industry and the free Babylon2Go for Android is Babylon's latest development, thus to have translation everywhere, all the time.

Babylon2Go provides quick and comprehensive dictionary results in over 75 languages, as well as effective full text translations between dozens of languages.

"Babylon is aware that our future is being shaped by technology and with mobile technology changing so quickly around us it is astonishing to watch where the next generation of mobile phones will take us." Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO.

"Babylon follows and keeps up with the trends and innovations in the mobile technology and new technologies in general. The Babylon2Go is another first in this ‘epidemic cycle' ", continues Carmeli.

Babylon2Go is available under the "Reference" section of Free Products – Android Market Place

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company that was founded in 1997. The company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 71 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon Ltd. Releases the Advanced Babylon MAC v3

San Francisco, USA, September 15, 2010 - Babylon Ltd., the world's leading provider of dictionary and translation software solutions, is proud to presents the new version of Babylon for MAC. This 3rd version continues the lead of Babylon globally-known dictionary and translation software for MAC OS X.

What's New in Babylon Mac v3?

  • Quick Look Plugin – ‘Quick Look' gives you a sneak peek of content without ever opening it, providing instant preview translation in a small, elegant, adjustable and transparent window.
  • Menu Bar - Looking for a specific word, translation? Babylon Menu Bar saves you all the trouble.
  • Autocompletion – Babylon works to expand text as you type, making suggestions of complementary terms.

"We are witnessing the increasing demand for translation services, which is expressed by 100,000 new registered users a day." Oz Wilder, Product Manager.

"As a result of the growing Mac community and the request for Babylon's services, Babylon continues to identify the need for merging into the Mac OS X by leveraging its plugins. We improved the specially designed Babylon Mac v3 by adding the Quick Look, Menu Bar and more. We believe that MAC users will enjoy the new features and will find it useful in their day-to-day activity." continues Wilder.

"Our main goal continues to be developing additional "click" support plugins. Our next free version update will support Chrome "concluded Wilder. Babylon Mac v3 delivers results from 1,500 free online/offline dictionaries, glossaries and encyclopedias, including Wikipedia in over 25 languages and provides text translation between 33 languages - all in a single click. Babylon Mac v3 includes a built-in spell checker providing spelling suggestions and short definitions and enables localized user interface.

Babylon Mac v3 is available in a download version (for $129) from Babylon's Site www.babylon-software.com/mac or in a box (for $140) and also from major resellers and retail stores

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company that was founded in 1997. The company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 71 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon.com Reaches 100,000 Registered Users a Day

New York, NY, September 1, 2010 - Babylon Ltd., the world's leading provider of dictionary and translation software solutions, is proud to announce that it has achieved a landmark and broken the 100,000 mark for new registered users a day.

Businesses and individuals alike prefer using Babylon to translate and get access to dictionaries, thesauri and encyclopedia because of Babylon software's intuitiveness and efficiency via a simple interface.

Babylon has seen extraordinary growth in recent months. So where do these daily 100,000 new registered users come from?

Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO, said that it is a mix. "It varies. Babylon's users come from more than 200 countries. Italy, Brazil, USA, Germany and Spain are the top five countries."

"Babylon has set a new standard for intuitive and user friendly software and offers the most comprehensive language suite" according to Carmeli. "The needs for language and translation solutions are met with Babylon's specialty specific portfolio that goes well beyond the language solutions offered by others."

Babylon has won increased worldwide attention by adapting to fit and suit the needs of an international market by continuously improving its software and products.

Babylon provides language solutions such as online and offline dictionaries in over 75 languages, enabling single-click access to external content sources from over 1,500 free dictionaries and glossaries, including Wikipedia in over 25 languages and access to dictionaries and thesauri from world renowned publishing houses, such as Oxford, Britannica, Merriam-Webster, Larousse, Langenscheidt, Duden, Pons, Taishukan, Aurélio, Michaelis and many more. Babylon also provides translation software in 33 languages with over 350 language pairs, language learning and English writing solutions.

Babylon's applications support Windows, Mac, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and other platforms.

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company that was founded in 1997. The company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 71 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

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Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Tel: 1-866-808-6361
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon.com Presents: Babylon Learn – A New iPhone Application. 'Babylon Learn' is a fun and unique language learning program!

NY, USA, June 28, 2010 – After having launched a designated iPhone application, Babylon Ltd., the international Internet Company and the world's leading provider of language solutions, single-click dictionary and translation software, today proudly presents Babylon Learn - the unique application for iPhone.

Babylon has worldwide fame for assisting millions of people to overcome their language barrier by providing the most intuitive translation tool with over 75 languages.

Now, the new entertaining Babylon Learn application makes learning a new language a fun and amusing experience. View Babylon Learn.

"When we first entered the Apple world, it was of utmost importance to us to provide our users with Babylon Mac, in respect of which a third version is soon to be released" says Oz Wilder, Product Line Manager. "We recognized our users need for translation on the go and that's when we imported our Mac solution to iBabylon and then evolving into an entertaining application - Babylon Learn" continues Wilder.

Babylon Learn features include:

  • Click on any word and Babylon will pop up and translate the given term
  • Click on the ‘speak' icon and listen to the voice of the experts pronouncing the term
  • Terms can be saved in the "Treasure Box" for future use and learning
  • Play, poke and toss the "Babylonian" workers

For more information about 'Babylon Learn', visit www.babylon-software.com/iphone

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company that was founded in 1997. The company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 71 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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New from Babylon.com - BabylonPlus: the New "Babylon Enterprise" for Small and Medium businesses. Retrieving Excel data @ a click

New York, NY, USA, June 21, 2010 - Babylon Ltd., the world's leading provider of single-click enterprise retrieval solutions, dictionary and translation software, is proud to present BabylonPlus – a new application that enables instant delivery of organizational information from various Excel data sources.

In today's business world, in spite of an abundance of data, knowledge workers continue to struggle to locate the information they need in a timely manner. BabylonPlus offers a simple and natural solution to the problems of information retrieval. With just one click on a word or any on-screen text, BabylonPlus extracts the relevant and secure information from the Excel and delivers it to the worker's desktop, increasing the velocity of business.

BabylonPlus' architecture ensures seamless access to information in both online and offline work environments and provides translation between 75 languages, enables single-click access to external content sources from over 1,500 free dictionaries including Wikipedia in 25 languages, access to dictionaries and thesauri from world renowned publishing houses, such as Oxford, Britannica, Merriam-Webster, Larousse, and many more.

"Today's worker generally relies on disparate sources of primarily unstructured data to obtain key information required to make critical business decisions." Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO. "BabylonPlus is a result of our investment in R&D and our focus on small and medium businesses. We believe it will follow the success of the Babylon Enterprise solution, in the medium to large corporate market."

To purchase BabylonPlus, contact press@babylon.com or visit www.babylon-software.com

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a publicly-traded company that was founded in 1997. The Company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 71 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon Presents iBabylon: A New iPhone Application - iBabylon provides quick translation and access to dictionaries in over 75 languages as well as full text translation in 33 languages

New York, NY, USA, February 22, 2010 – After having launched a designated version for Mac, Babylon Ltd., the international Internet Company and the leading provider of single-click dictionary and translation software, today proudly presents iBabylon - the unique application for iPhone and iPod.

iBabylon features include:

  • Translation to Multiple Languages - iBabylon enables the selection of multiple target languages and obtaining translations in any one of these languages for every word – simultaneously!
  • Dictionary and Full Text Translation - seamlessly switches between ‘Dictionary' and ‘Text' modes. In ‘Dictionary' mode, the user obtains in-depth translations for words and expressions. In ‘Text' mode, full paragraphs are easily translated with a single touch.
  • Huge Selection of Dictionaries and Glossaries - Users gain access to translation results from over 1,500 glossaries in over 75 languages. iBabylon provides translation results from various sources, which include dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias and lexicons in every imaginable language, cover a wide range of subjects and represent a variety of levels and sources from amateur to professional, from private to corporate.
  • Choice of 15 Interface Languages - Whether the user's native language is English, Russian or Chinese, iBabylon can be easily adjusted to suit the user's needs and preferences.
  • Pasteboard Integration - To make things a little easier, iBabylon integrates with the user device's clipboard. When the application detects new content in the Pasteboard, it automatically provides a dictionary definition or a text translation for this content.
  • Automatic Language Detection - iBabylon will automatically attempt to detect the language of new text entered for translation.
  • Shake to Clear - The user has the option to shake the iPhone in order to clear the previous result and enter a new term for translation.
  • Landscape Support - iBabylon seamlessly switches between portrait and landscape modes to maximize screen utilization.
  • Fast and Intuitive - iBabylon starts up in less than 2 seconds, and is immediately ready for use.

"Our users will find the iPhone to be a fantastic platform to experience Babylon," said Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO. "Making Babylon available for the iPhone and similar devices is significant not only to expand access to Babylon's high quality dictionary and translation tool, but also as a milestone in the evolution of dictionaries from the traditional print repositories to a Company that embraces new technologies for sharing its dictionary and translation solutions with broader audiences," continues Carmeli.

Babylon for iPhone can be downloaded from http://itunes.apple.com/app/ibabylon/id353952483?mt=8

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 60 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon presents: translator.babylon-software.com Human Translation Service

Babylon Ltd., the international Internet Company, has launched an online Human Translation Service. The service enables delivery of professional translations at unbeatable response time and prices.

NY_ January 25, 2010 – Babylon LTD., the leading provider of single-click dictionary and translation software, today presents its Human Translation Service translator.babylon-software.com, a service that enables organizations and private users to obtain service from thousands of professional and highly experienced translators, who were picked very carefully from Babylon's vast community of users, which now exceeds 60 million.

The Human Translation Service enables those who need translation services to receive a professional human translation, in some 34 different languages, quickly and at most attractive prices.
The system behind this service, an innovative Babylon development, brings together professional translators and amateurs alike with those needing translation services and manages the communication and exchange of information between them taking into consideration the time difference, the urgency of the task and at most inexpensive tariff.

Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO: "For many years we have been witnessing the large community of our loyal customers forming around Babylon. At the requests of our customers, we have now added a service that complements and completes the line of products and services that are offered to the general public. Babylon's translation software enables translation of single words, phrases, whole paragraph of text, as well as full documents and Web pages. The Human Translation Service complements the software with the ability of providing high quality translation from a qualified professional translator."

The service is available to Babylon's customers through the translation software, which can be downloaded from www.babylon-software.com and also directly via the Site translator.babylon-software.com

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 60 million desktop installations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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New from Babylon: Babylon on BlackBerry® - Babylon Ltd. Provides Enterprises with Babylon Dictionaries and Translation on BlackBerry® Smartphone

New York, NY, USA, January 7, 2010 - Babylon Ltd., the leading provider of single-click dictionary and translation software, announced today the release of its application for Blackberry®.

Babylon for Blackberry® is suited for the individual user and for Babylon-Enterprise corporate customers. It will first be introduced to large-volume Babylon-Enterprise corporate customers to enable its employees to host Babylon's dictionary application locally on their own Blackberry® Smartphone.

Babylon Enterprise server-based customers will enjoy the dictionary application accessing corporate information and dictionary results in a click.

  • The Babylon application for Blackberry® provides the full organization information. When you look for a colleague, competitor or product, all you have to do is place the cursor Blackberry® editor on the text and you will get the relevant info.
  • Anywhere that text appears on the Blackberry®, Babylon will be displayed and provide results.
  • Babylon provides access to its well known reference content on Blackberry®

Babylon-Enterprise and Blackberry® is the ultimate tool.

Babylon is presently in the process developing an application for the private sector as well, which will be available within a few months.

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading provider of offline/online dictionary and text translation solutions. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 60 million desktop installations. Babylon sold more than 2.5 million licenses of the software to private users and organizations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon 8 - Leading the World of Languages

Babylon 8 , the International Translation Software Company, continues to make headlines around the globe and received the top Editor's Rating of five stars on CNET

NEW YORK, August 3, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Babylon LTD., the leading provider of single-click translation and dictionary software, released the latest version of its software Babylon 8 more than two months ago and it is still making headlines worldwide. Since its launch on May 26th 2009 to-date Babylon has approximately 4,812,682 new installations.

On May 26, 2009, the most advanced and predominant translation software in the world, Babylon 8 obtained exclusivity on CNET where it received a top Editor's Rating of five stars.

"...the program Babylon makes good on its linguistic heritage. It can translate 31 languages from your desktop, offers a huge gallery of glossary add-ons, and gives direct access to Wikipedia results in 20 languages. In addition to deeper language libraries, the latest version introduces a new, streamlined interface, single-click document and Web site translation, and a new language detection-feature that recognizes languages without user input" CNET Editor's Review.

The award-winning Babylon 8 application features a simple popup interface that delivers instant translations and definitions of any term or expression displayed on screen. Babylon's strength lies in its patented technology, which enables immediate recognition of any word or value, in any application.

  • Document Translation
    Apart from words, sentences and whole paragraphs of text, Babylon 8 provides translation of documents (MS Word, PDF, Text, etc.) to and from 33 languages
  • Web page Translation
    Babylon 8 enables immediate translation of Web pages from and to any language.
  • Seamless Integration with Microsoft Office Speller
    Babylon 8 integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Office spellers and enhances the built-in speller with additional assisting tools. In addition to the correct spelling suggestions, Babylon 8 provides the user with short definitions and translation which will enable the user to identify and decide what to choose.
  • Access to Wikipedia Content
    Babylon 8 enables single-click access to over 6.5 million articles and definitions from Wikipedia, the biggest multilingual free encyclopedia on the Internet, in 20 languages.
  • Contextual Awareness Globe
    A new contextual awareness Globe suggests the suitable translation service, spell-checker, unit conversion and other assisting tools.
  • Leading Dictionary Titles
    Babylon 8 delivers results from the world's premier publishing houses, such as: Britannica, Oxford, Merriam Webster, Pons, Duden, Larousse, Langenscheidt and many more.

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading provider of offline/online dictionary and text translation solutions. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 60 million desktop installations. Babylon sold more than 2.5 million licenses of the software to private users and organizations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon 8 reaches a users download record of over one million in just two weeks

After two weeks from Babylon 8 successful launch, over 1M (1,133,406) users have downloaded and tried the new version.

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Babylon Ltd., the leading provider of single-click translation and dictionary software, is overwhelmed with the success of the new version of its software Babylon 8. After only two weeks from its launch, over one million users (1,133,406 to be exact), who come from some 190 different countries, have downloaded the new version.

Babylon 8 has a fresh and simple new uncluttered look with less buttons, which makes Babylon even more user friendly. Moreover, a contextual awareness Globe was added suggesting the suitable translation service, spell-checker, conversion of units and other assisting tools.

Babylon 8 provides bidirectional single-click translation, in over 75 languages, from some 2,000 information sources. Babylon 8 enables immediate translation of Web pages from and to any language. Apart from single words, sentences and whole paragraphs of text, Babylon 8 provides translation of documents (MS Word, PDF, Text, etc.) to and from 32 languages.

Babylon 8 integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Office spellers and enhances the built-in speller by providing correct spelling and short definitions and translation enabling the user to identify and decide what to choose.

This new version enables single-click access to over 6.5 million articles and definitions from Wikipedia, the biggest multilingual free encyclopedia on the Internet, in 20 languages.

Babylon 8 delivers results from the world's premier publishing houses, such as: Britannica, Oxford, Merriam Webster, Pons, Duden, Larousse, Langenscheidt and many more.

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading provider of offline/online dictionary and text translation solutions. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 60 million desktop installations. Babylon sold more than 2.5 million licenses of the software to private users and organizations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon Ltd., the International Leading Provider of Translation and Dictionary Software Company, Ranks No. 1 and Took the "TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award"

NEW YORK, Tuesday February 24, 2009, 7:00 am EST /PRNewswire/ - Babylon LTD, a world leading provider of online and offline dictionary and translation solutions, has ranked No. 1 in the review of the 2009 translation software carried out by TopTen Reviews and ranked above the competition and took the "TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award" http://translation-software-review.toptenreviews.com/babylon-6-review.html.

Babylon continues to improve its services with dictionaries in over 75 languages, full text translation, which provides its customers with real-time text translations in 31 languages with over 350 language pairs, and offers its users a wide range of premium dictionaries and encyclopedias from renowned publishers around the globe, such as, Oxford, Merriam Webster, Britannica, Larousse, Langenscheidt, Pons Taishukan, Michaelis and more. All in a single click!

"With the right combination of accuracy, features and affordability, Babylon swept past the competition and took the "TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award" in our review of translation software. Simply put, Babylon is the best translator which also has the best compatibility with other programs. It's a no-brainer." TopTenReviews Editor's Review.

"Babylon packs all its features into a small window that doesn't block your view of other windows. This small design doesn't block your view of the other programs you are using, which is essential because Babylon is designed to translate as you work without disrupting you." the Editor's Review continues.

"Babylon simply does it better than the competition. It has greater accuracy, more languages, better features, numerous references and dictionaries and a simple, compact interface. Babylon will be able to do anything you need it to." concludes the Editor's Review.

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading provider of offline/online dictionary and text translation solutions. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 60 million desktop installations. Babylon sold more than 2.5 million licenses of the software to private users and organizations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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Babylon, the International Leading Provider of Translation and Dictionary Software Company, Continues to Improve its Translation Services and Enterprise Retrieval Solutions

Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:00am EST - Babylon, the International Leading Provider of Translation and Dictionary Software Company, Continues to Improve its Translation Services and Enterprise Retrieval Solutions.

NEW YORK, February 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Babylon Ltd. the world leading provider of single-click online and offline dictionary, translation and enterprise retrieval solutions continues to improve its services with dictionaries in over 75 languages, full text translation, which provides its customers with real-time translation in 31 languages with over 350 language pairs and premium dictionaries from renowned publishers around the globe.
Babylon introduced the signal click concept to the world, "translation @a click" patent, which is still its core success.
Babylon is specifically designed to resolve queries instantly. The product architecture ensures seamless access to information in both online and offline work environments.
Babylon-Enterprise, a product of Babylon Ltd., presents a revolutionary approach to accessing vital corporate information, in a single-click, stored in enterprise systems such as ERP and CRM, and Data sources such as SQL, Oracle and organizational portals. Babylon technology has proven to significantly increase the usage of corporate data and reference content, thus improving the productivity throughout the organization, while maintaining the business context and security considerations. The
Babylon-Enterprise solution also includes dictionaries in 75 languages,
Wikipedia in 18 languages and dictionaries from world leading publishers such as Merriam-Webster, Oxford, Britannica, all accessed in a click of the mouse and used by Fortune 500 companies and medium size companies to communicate most efficiently and professionally across the world.

"Babylon.com is proud to be selected by companies which set highest quality measures on their own products. The decision to select Babylon-Enterprise is acknowledgment of the importance of Babylon functionality for any professional worker, and of the quality of Babylon products and content." says Alon Carmeli, Babylon's CEO. "Babylon-Enterprise brings enterprise information systems to the worker's desktop." Added Carmeli. "While working in any desktop application, for example, a user can retrieve information from multiple enterprise systems without having to switch between the desktop applications and embark on a time-consuming search. Such instantaneous and precise retrieval of information is the distinct advantage of Babylon-Enterprise."

Business operations and private users, who use Babylon's solutions, experience compelling improvements in operating effectiveness. Babylon integrates with Government, Intelligence, Banking, Finance, Telecommunications, Media, Automotive, Aerospace, Aviation, Manufacturing, Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Education, Insurance and the list goes on...

About Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading provider of offline/online dictionary and text translation solutions. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 60 million desktop installations. Babylon sold more than 2.5 million licenses of the software to private users and organizations in more than 200 countries.

For more information about Babylon, visit www.babylon-software.com

Press contact:
Dalia Preisler
Babylon Ltd.
Email: press@babylon.com

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