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Recent industry hires

  • Iconic Translation Machines Ltd., a language technology software company, has hired Stephen Davis as sales director to head the new London office.

Iconic Translation Machines Ltd. http://iconictranslation.com

  • Dotsub, a multilingual video captioning platform, has promoted Dave Bryant to president.

Business

Group Q officially opens

Diane McAveeney, Ben Sargent and José Fernández have announced the launch of Group Q, a digital, language and technology agency. The company’s initial focus will be on brand storytelling, video script adaptation and native copywriting, and then expand to include full-service localization and AI-based translation.

Omnia Group launches new website

Omnia Group, providers of translation services and global communications consulting, has launched a new website.

Semantix acquires Tolkvox

Semantix, a Nordic region language services provider, has acquired Tolkvox AB.

Lionbridge acquires Gengo

Lionbridge, a provider of localization services, has acquired Gengo, Inc., a technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services. The purchase includes Gengo.ai.

Lionbridge www.lionbridge.com

Gengo, Inc. http://gengo.com

Products and Services

KantanAPI SDK adds Asynchronous Interface

KantanMT, a subscription-based machine translation service, has announced that its Software Development Kit (SDK) will be enhanced by the addition of a new Asynchronous Interface. The new interface is intended to help clients that require high volume translations.

Alchemy CATALYST 2019

Alchemy Software Development Ltd., a visual localization solutions provider, has released Alchemy CATALYST 2019. New features include the ability to label segments with customizable, color-coded tags, and a second memo field called Translator Note.

Alchemy Software Development Ltd. www.alchemysoftware.com

AppTek ASR keyword patent award

AppTek, a speech recognition company, has been awarded a patent by the United States Patent Office for its automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology that enables higher precision and recall of keywords in spoken content by using a textual keyword list.

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Omniscien Technologies, a developer of automated translation technology, has introduced Media Studio, a single platform for language processing, machine translation and machine learning using artificial intelligence powered subtitle management.

Resources

New look and web assessment report

Common Sense Advisory, Inc., (CSA), an independent market research firm specializing in the language services industry, has rebranded as CSA Research and launched a new website.

“Global Website Assessment Index 2019″ examines language choices available on 2,817 prominent websites in 37 industry sectors.

Web Globalization Report Card

Byte Level Research, analyst of the art and science of web globalization, has released its annual report analyzing 150 global websites across more than a dozen industry categories.

Byte Level Research www.bytelevel.com

Clients and Partners

Net-Translators partners with MD101

Net-Translators Ltd., a provider of localization and multilingual testing services, has partnered with MD101, a regulatory consulting company that serves the medical industry.

Net-Translators Ltd. www.net-translators.com

Certifications

World Translation ISO certified

Danish language service provider World Translation A/S has received certification for ISO 17100 and ISO 9001:2015.

World Translation A/S www.worldtranslation.dk