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SOURCE Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Harbaugh, P.C., announced it represented Pittsburgh's Mobile Technologies, a speech recognition and machine translation company, in the sale of its business to Facebook, which closed on Monday, September 23, 2013. Mobile Technologies developed various technologies, including the Jibbigo translation app which Facebook will now be able to leverage for a range of activities, from voice search to translated news feed posts.
Houston Harbaugh's James R. Carlisle, II served as lead counsel on the firm's involvement, which included structuring, negotiating and closing the transaction on behalf of Mobile Technologies. Carlisle helped Mobile Technologies in the formation of the company and served on its board of directors since its inception. He is head of Houston Harbaugh's Business Owner Exit Planning Group and a Director in the Corporate Department.
"We were excited to help the team at Mobile Technologies take this significant step towards bringing their solutions to the world," said Carlisle. "We'd like to congratulate everyone at Mobile Technologies, and wish them the best as they continue on their mission to break through language barriers and to open up communication between peoples and cultures around the globe."
The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Mobile Technologies
Mobile Technologies, founded in 2001, developed a number of cross-lingual communication tools: Jibbigo, the world's first speech-to-speech translator on a phone that runs both online and off-line, independent from the Internet. Travelers around the world use Jibbigo to communicate in foreign countries and health-care workers overcome the language challenge in humanitarian missions. Mobile Technologies also developed and deployed the first automatic, simultaneous interpretation service for lectures and deployed it in educational settings.
About Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
Houston Harbaugh is the 17th largest law firm in Pittsburgh. The firm's focus areas include: Business Law; Employment Law; Estates and Trusts; Health Care Law; Litigation; Oil and Gas; Real Estate; and Public Finance. The firm's academic credentials and experience are similar to those of much larger firms, but Houston Harbaugh has followed the path of individualizing and personalizing its service to clients. The firm's philosophy is that superior legal guidance should not sacrifice client service.
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