How to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity in society

Companies aspire to expand globally, but to do so, they must improve certain aspects of their success, including their cultural diversity.

John Tinsley talks teaming up with Translated

John Tinsley is no stranger to language technology. Now he is back in the language technology game with the announcement that he's joining Translated as the company's vice president of AI solutions. John took the time to answer a few questions about the big move.

Smith Yewell succeeded by Paul Carr as Welocalize CEO

It’s the dawn of a new era for one of the biggest language companies in the world. Welocalize announced today the appointment of Paul Carr to CEO, taking over from co-founder Smith Yewell.

ELIA Exchange brings academia and business together

European Language Industry Association (ELIA) works to create an inclusive business community of language professionals where the sharing of experience and knowledge provides the tools for growing together. And one of ELIA's tools for achieving that mission is ELIA Exchange. 

Toppan Digital Language President Christophe Djaouani talks company growth

With the release of the Nimdzi 100 this week, business leaders and analysts within the language industry are taking note of the latest companies...

Phrase CEO Georg Ell talks new releases Orchestrator and Analytics

It's a big week for language technology company Phrase, with the company announcing the most massive product release in its history, and company CEO...

The language industry’s top six companies in 2023

While we are still working hard to compile this year’s edition of the Nimdzi 100 — the ranking of the largest language service providers (LSPs) in the world — we can already confirm the top six positions on our ranking.

The number of language service providers in the world

How many language service providers (LSPs) are there in the world? In some ways, this question is similar to asking how many grains of sand there are (though maybe not quite as speculative as that). This is for two main reasons. For one, it depends on how you define what an LSP is.

The future of branding (for LSPs)

The Dec. 6 edition of The New York Times was bought in its entirety by General Electric (GE) in a first-ever bid to rethink...

Is my software inclusive?

Executives can make great strides in inclusivity by ensuring their software is available to employees in their native language.

How Data Analysts Have Helped Language-Driven Businesses Sort Their Operations

Data is more important than ever for business, and the language industry is no exception.

Appen Limited appoints Armughan Ahmad CEO and president

Armughan Ahmad will be stepping in as CEO of Appen Limited in an effort to restore the company's flagging revenue.

Tarjimly receives a big boost from Boeing

Boeing has committed to a $100,000 multi-year investment in the app, which will allow Tarjimly to reach a larger pool of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, as well as language experts to provide linguistic aid.

Straker reports strong growth in quarterly report

Straker Translations reported on Friday that it has earned $33 million NZD (19.37 million USD) in revenue during the first half of Fiscal Year...

How language companies can stay on top of the game in...

We are now living in a data-centric era, in which data is crucial to corporations, governmental agencies, research groups, and even language service providers when making decisions. Data offers us insights into our current situation and assists in making successful future predictions.

Consolidation and Growth in Media Localization

TransPerfect has been expanding its media localization portfolio via strategic acquisitions — no less than seven since October 2019 (including Hiventy). The media localization segment is one that has absolutely exploded over the last few years, mostly due to changing consumer behaviors and the increasing popularity of over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and Apple TV+.

TransPerfect now owns more than 90 recording rooms after Hiventy acquisition

With Hiventy under its wing, TransPerfect — which is already the largest LSP in the industry, according to this year’s Nimdzi 100 — is poised to expand its audiovisual services, thanks to Hiventy’s suite of international offices and team of roughly 300 employees.

Eriksen Translations wins awards from Women’s Business Enterprise Council Metro NY

The WBEC Metro NY awarded Eriksen Translations with the awards, honoring the LSP’s work to help city and state agencies in the New York City metropolitan area provide quality language access services.

Google Translation Hub: game-changer or just another tool in the toolbox?

On Oct. 11, Google announced the launch of a new AI-powered cloud service called Translation Hub. The announcement instantly made waves in the language services industry and beyond, so Nimdzi took a closer look to see what’s really behind the new offering from the tech giant.

Video game industry meets booming demand for localization in Southeast Asia

Over the last decade, we have seen localization for video games continuously expand into new regions, and most recently there has been a significant increase in demand for localization and testing for Southeast Asia (SEA) regions.

Smartling CEO Bryan Murphy on company’s new VP of Machine Translation...

MultiLingual spoke with CEO Bryan Murphy to learn a bit more about just what exactly the new position entails as well as some of the projects Beregovaya will be working on in the new role.

Zingword CEO Robert Rogge talks ZingChat release

Designed as a team chat program specifically geared for translators, ZingChat is engineered to fit in with the Zingword product ecosystem and provide language workers a seamless communication experience. Robert Rogge, CEO of Zingword, took the time to answer a few questions about the work that went into the new tool. 

NeuralSpace completes seed round with $2.8 million

With its first round of investments finished, the startup notes that it hopes to develop improved speech-to-text and text-to-speech models for low-resource languages.

ATC announces winners of annual Language Industry Awards

This year, the awards gala took place Sept. 22, with a round-up of awards including titles such as “Company of the Year,” “Translator of the Year,” “Project Management Team of the Year,” and more.