Envolve Steps on Meebo's Toes With Real-time Chat Translation

Envolve just launched a series of API plug-ins that will make it easier for existing networks and sites to implement a chat bar and translate chatting across languages and in real time. Meebo, who?

Predictions for the next wave of networks are that people will be spending less time on Facebook and more time on niche sites that are more custom to users needs and provide more relevance than generic news feeds. Envolve just launched a series of API plug-ins that will make it easier for existing networks and sites to implement a chat bar which is not a new concept. Companies like Meebo and Orgoo have been working on their growth the past year, with Meebo recently closing $25MM in funding l to help expand its reach. Chat bars are not new but social strategies are changings.