NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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 said:
"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," continued 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.
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.