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Virtual LocWorld Kicks Off

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By MultiLingualStaff

Industry conference Localization World officially kicks off its second virtual version today. Not to be daunted by coronavirus lockdowns, LocWorldWide43 follows up on the success… Continue Reading

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12 Top Language Industry Podcasts to Listen to in 2021

1 day ago
By MultiLingualStaff

According to podcast production company Podcast Insights, more than 850,000 separate podcasts are out there in the world, waiting to be listened to today. With… Continue Reading

2021 State of Localization Survey

2 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

lilThe COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into disarray, uprooting the way companies and employees operate on a daily basis. The localization industry has seen… Continue Reading

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Biden Administration shifts White House ASL Policy

2 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

On the fifth day of its operation, the Biden administration announced that it is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings —… Continue Reading

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Iyuno Media Group set to Aquire Rival SDI

5 days ago
By Katie Botkin

In a major reconfiguring of the media localization landscape, UK-based media localization provider Iyuno Media Group announced today that it is acquiring its largest rival,… Continue Reading

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Weekly Shorts | January 22, 2021

5 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

TransPerfect revenue up 11.5 percent TransPerfect has announced a 2020 year-end revenue of 852 million USD. This is a roughly 11.5 percent increase over 2019’s… Continue Reading

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Ad Astra Buys MontLingo

6 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Silver Springs, Maryland-based translation company Ad Astra has bought MontLingo, a language services provider (LSP) in Brossard, Quebec. MontLingo was founded by Bryan Montpetit. Montpetit… Continue Reading

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Breaking News: Straker Acquires Lingotek

7 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Australian language services provider Straker Translation has officially purchased American translation tool company Lingotek, according to mandatory public disclosure reporting in Financial Times. Straker Translation… Continue Reading

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GlobalSake Launches February 4 with a Look at International Fitness

7 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

GlobalSake (pronounced like the Japanese rice wine) debuts its first online event February 4 focusing on international expansion case studies in the wellness and fitness… Continue Reading

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Google Translate Causes Vaccine Mishap

1 week ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Last week, MultiLingual reported on a Virginia Department of Health website translation error that incorrectly told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus vaccines. New information from… Continue Reading

The need for greater inclusivity in video game development

1 week ago
By Evelyn A NajarianEvelyn A Najarian

Despite the fact that playing video games has become an international phenomenon, there are still so many cultures that are very underrepresented in video game… Continue Reading

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Localization & Race: Disney’s Dubbing Controversy

1 week ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Disney/Pixar’s localization of the movie Soul has generated some race-related controversy, according to The Independent. Released in 41 different countries, the film is about a Black… Continue Reading

Memsource Buys Phrase

1 week ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Czech Republic-based translation management system (TMS) Memsource has acquired Phrase, a competing TMS headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Memsource chief executive officer (CEO) David Čaněk would… Continue Reading

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Weekly Shorts | January 15, 2021

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Translation error says Spanish speakers don’t need vaccine A localization error on the Virginia Department of Health’s website told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus… Continue Reading

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KUDO Marketplace: Democratizing Live Interpretation

2 weeks ago
By Marjolein Groot NibbelinkMarjolein Groot Nibbelink

In a conversation with Ewandro Magalhães, chief language officer at KUDO, we learned how the new KUDO Marketplace enables service users to build a stronger… Continue Reading

InterpretAmerica Closes

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Today marks the last day of operations for InterpretAmerica. Founded in 2009 by Katharine Allen and Barry Slaughter Olsen, the organization served as an open… Continue Reading

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Vaccine Saves Language and Lives, NPR Reports

2 weeks ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Getting vaccinated against covid-19 may do more than save your life. It could also save your language. That’s what Cherokee schoolteacher Meda Nix told National… Continue Reading

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SBA Closes Comments on Controversial Proposal

2 weeks ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Comments are now closed on a controversial proposal from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Rule SBA-2020-0055-0001 seeks to raise the amount language services companies… Continue Reading

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