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Weekly Shorts | January 22, 2021

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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

1 day 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

2 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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Google Translate Causes Vaccine Mishap

2 days 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

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Localization & Race: Disney’s Dubbing Controversy

3 days 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

4 days 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

1 week 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

InterpretAmerica Closes

1 week 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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SBA Closes Comments on Controversial Proposal

1 week 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

Maldonado named Women in Localization president

1 week ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Women in Localization has a new president: Argentine translation leader Cecilia Maldonado begins her one-year term today. Founded in 2008, Women in Localization is a… Continue Reading

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ATA Offers Payment Plan to Struggling Members

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Can’t afford your American Translators Association (ATA) dues? New this year, the organization is allowing members to pay in two installments: 50 percent down now,… Continue Reading

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Beijing subway to standardize English translations

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

If you’re heading to Beijing you may have to put up with conflicting subway station names — at least for a while. According to news… Continue Reading

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Belgian Translation Error Could Result in Travel Fines

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

English-speaking visitors to Belgium may have arrived under a misunderstood set of coronavirus-related travel rules, according to national newspaper The Brussels Times. “According to the… Continue Reading

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Gender Inclusive or Just Bad Hebrew?

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

It’s traditional for the United States House of Representatives to open each new session with a prayer, but that prayer typically doesn’t end with “a-women.”… Continue Reading

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Anja Jones Translation Goes Fully Virtual

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Anja Jones Translation (AJT), a British language services provider (LSP), has gone completely virtual. Staff’s last day in the company’s physical Newquay, England office was… Continue Reading

ATA Asks CDC Include Interpreters in Vaccine Guidance

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

The American Translators Association (ATA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asking it “explicitly include on-site medical interpreters… Continue Reading

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A New Translation App from…Hyundai?

4 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

There’s a new Korean-English translation app out there and it’s made by Hyundai. That’s right: The automobile manufacturer has gotten in the language business. According… Continue Reading

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Want a Vaccine? Better Interpret for a Hospital Direct

1 month ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

To get a vaccine at University of North Carolina (UNC) Health, you need to work for the hospital directly. That’s what Alan Wolf, director of… Continue Reading

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