Unbabel receives funding
Unbabel, provider of an AI-powered, human-refined customer service translation platform, has raised €55 million in Series C financing. The round was led by Point72 Ventures, along with e.ventures, Greycroft, Indico Capital Partners and previous investors.
Pink Noise opens new center in France
Pink Noise, a game localization agency, has opened its latest recording studios and production center in Paris, France.
Pink Noise www.pinknoisestudios.com
Global Guild launch
Loy Searle has announced the official launch of Global Guild, a peer-to-peer mentoring consulting service focused within the globalization, localization and content industries.
Global Guild https://globalguild.net
TransPerfect acquires MoGi Group
TransPerfect , a provider of global business services, has announced the acquisition of MoGi Group, a provider of video games services and gaming solutions.
ZOO Digital opens London production hub
ZOO Digital Group, a provider of localization and media production services for the entertainment industry, has announced the opening of a new dubbing facility and post-production hub in London, UK.
ZOO Digital Group www.zoodigital.com
BTI Studios merges with IYUNO Media Group
BTI Studios, a provider of subtitling and dubbing services, has announced a merger with IYUNO Media Group under the IYUNO Media Group brand and will be headquartered in London, UK.
BTI Studios www.btistudios.com
TLC all-industry survey report
The Translation and Localization Conferences (TLC) survey results report has been posted as a pdf on its website. With over 300 responses worldwide, the survey went beyond the conference participants to better represent the diverse translation market.
TLC Conferences www.translation-conference.com
Language equality initiative receives funding
Translators without Borders (TWB), with the support of Microsoft Philanthropies, is working to develop a replicable and scalable machine translation model for low-resource languages. Microsoft’s foundational funding, along with support from the Cisco Foundation, will allow TWB to grow Gamayun, a language equality initiative.
Translators without Borders www.translatorswithoutborders.org
Guidelines for mentoring
Translation Commons has published Mentoring Guidelines, a 70-page collaborative document created by volunteer professionals intended to provide a reference system and building blocks for a successful translator or interpreter mentor/mentee relationship.
Translation Commons https://translationcommons.org
Products and Services
Wordbee term base
Wordbee, a provider of translation management solutions, has developed term base, a terminology management system that is compliant with TBX 3.0 and integrates with the company’s project management, invoicing, CAT tool and linguistic resources management modules.
Lexigo launches Fred
Lexigo, a translation services and technology provider, has released a cloud-based productivity tool built for freelance translators. Fred (Freelancer Edition) started as an internal project to manage the administration side of freelance business.
Recent industry hires
- Euro-com International, a provider of translation services, has hired Rodric Leerling as international account manager.
Euro-Com International https://euro-com.net