Recent industry hires
  • The Translation People, a provider of language translation services, has restructured. Jasmin Schneider has been promoted from operations director to managing director. Sam Bennett has become operations director. Steve Holden has been promoted from financial controller to the new role of finance director in a new management team that also includes business development director Alan White.
The Translation People
  • Eurotranslate, a language services company specialized in medical translation, has hired Nigel T. Packer as a business development ambassador for the UK branch of the company.
  • Janus Worldwide Inc., a language service provider, has hired Laszlo Varga as global resource management director.
Janus Worldwide Inc.
  • Language Transactions, a global brokerage service business, has hired Dee Johnson as an account manager.
Language Transactions
  • Janus Worldwide Inc., a language service provider, has hired Dan Valentine as a business development manager.
Janus Worldwide Inc.
  • KantanMT, a subscription-based machine translation service, has appointed Carlos Zheng as consultant and agent for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
  • e2f, inc., a provider of language services, has hired Scott Schwalbach as vice president of partnerships.
e2f, inc.


BeLazy official launch
BeLazy, a partnership facilitator, has officially launched. The new company is a tech-agnostic technology provider requiring two other systems produced by other companies. At this time it supports all XTRF vendor portals, some Plunet vendor portals (those that have explicitly given permission) and Transline’s Transact portal.
Stratus Video, InDemand Interpreting merge
Stratus Video, a provider of language services, has announced a merger with InDemand Interpreting.
Stratus Video
InDemand Interpreting
BIG Language Solutions launch, acquisition
BIG Language Solutions has announced its launch and the acquisition of ProTranslating, a provider of language services. BIG was founded by CEO Jeff Brink in partnership with MSouth Equity Partners, a private equity firm.
BIG Language Solutions
ProTranslating, Inc.
New looks and locations
  • Today Translations has rebranded and changed the company name to Guildhawk.
  • M21Global, a language service provider, has opened a new office in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • RWS Moravia, a global leader in language services, has opened a new office in Brno, Czech Republic, the company’s global headquarters.
  • Ivannovation, LLC, a provider of language services, has redesigned its website to reflect its expanded range of services.
Ivannovation, LLC
  • GORR, a provider of language services, has launched a new website.
  • The Unicode Consortium debuted a new look for its website in celebration of World Emoji Day. The new website offers information about the Consortium and its mission to enable people everywhere in the world to use any language on any device.
The Unicode Consortium


Research and market study
CSA Research, an independent market research firm specializing in the language service industry, has published “Who’s Who in Language Services and Technology: 2019 Rankings.” The rankings are based on primary quantitative data collected in a survey of LSPs and technology vendors, plus published financial data for several publicly traded companies.

“The Language Services Market: 2019″ is based on a survey of industry providers and rigorous methodology, and contains analysis of the market from January 2018 through May 2019, providing an overview of the market landscape, describing the impact of intrinsic business forces and drivers for growth, and presenting market data about language services and technology.

“Using MT to Pivot between Related Languages” covers why machine translation (MT) success improves with similarity between source and target, how enterprises can use one locale as a pivot for MT to reach similar target languages or dialects, and which locale combinations are suitable.

Products and Services

XTM v12.0
XTM International, developers of a translation management system and computer aided translation tool, has released XTM v12.0. The latest version introduces a redeveloped translator environment, two new CMS connectors and a new machine translation engine connector.
XTM International
Language I/O Chat for Zendesk
Language I/O, a provider of software that combines human and machine translation to automate the translation of customer support content, has introduced Language I/O Chat for Zendesk. The plugin allows English-speaking support agents to communicate with customers in more than 150 languages directly inside the Zendesk live chat window.
Language I/O LLC
InContext Translation
Lingoport, Inc., a provider of software internationalization tools and services, has released InContext Translation as a new addition to Lingoport Resource Manager, a software product intended to bridge the gap between software development and the localization processes.
Lingoport, Inc.
Smartling redesigns translation management platform
Smartling, Inc., a provider of language services, has redesigned its translation management platform to include new features such as Dynamic Workflows, Smartling Draft and a feature that automatically selects the best machine translation option from leading engines based on the source and target languages.
Smartling, Inc.
Memsource Editor for Mobile
Memsource, developers of an AI-powered translation management system, has released a new version of its mobile app that includes the launch of Memsource Editor for Mobile, the first computer-assisted translation tool available in a mobile app.

Clients and Partners

SAS selects GlobalLink
SAS Institute, Inc., a provider of analytics software and services, has selected GlobalLink by, a provider of translation-related technology products, to support the launch of its website in Thai.
SAS Institute, Inc.