For businesses praying for better automated translation solutions, Google hopes to be of help. Yesterday, the search giant announced the launch of a paid Translate API for businesses: The Google Translate API provides a programmatic interface to access Google’s latest machine translation technology. This API supports translations between 50+ languages (more than 2500 language pairs) and is made possible by Google’s cloud infrastructure and large scale machine learning algorithms. Pricing for the Translate API is based on the number of characters of text translated. Every million characters of text costs $20 to translate, which Google estimates works out to about 50 cents per page assuming a page contains 500 words. Currently, there's a 50m character-per-month limit. Get the full story at Econsultancy