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A. BUSINESS
A.1. Amazon.com acquires Safaba

B. PEOPLE
B.1. New staff at TechniTrad
B.2. Interpreting staff changes at Affordable Language Services
B.3. Promotion at TransGlobe
B.4. Welocalize hires US sales director

C. RESOURCES
C.1. Variants added to Chinese Personal Names Database

D. CERTIFICATIONS
D.1. Afaf Translations WBENC and WOSB certified

E. EVENTS

F. MultiLingual News
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A. BUSINESS

A.1. Amazon.com acquires Safaba

Amazon.com Inc.. has acquired Safaba Translation Solutions, a Pittsburgh-based developer of automated text translation software. The company has been renamed the Amazon Machine Translation R&D Group.

Safaba Translation Solutions, info@safaba.com, http://www.safaba.com

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B. PEOPLE

B.1. New staff at TechniTrad

TechniTrad Inc., a provider of translation and localization services, has hired Bryan Montpetit as vice president of sales and marketing. Joëlle Déry has been hired as operations manager.

TechniTrad Inc., info@technitrad.com, http://technitrad.com

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B.2. Interpreting staff changes at Affordable Language Services

Affordable Language Services, a translation and interpreting service provider, has hired Mariellen Voit as interpreting operations manager and added Talea Chenault to the interpreter scheduling team. Nazha Nashashibi has been promoted to interpreting sales.

Affordable Language Services, info@affordablelanguages.com, http://www.affordablelanguageservices.com

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B.3. Promotion at TransGlobe

TransGlobe International Ltd., a provider of language services specializing in Bulgarian translation, has promoted Daniel Ivanov to project manager supervisor.

TransGlobe International Ltd., info@transglobe-bg.com, http://transglobe-bg.com

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B.4. Welocalize hires US sales director

Welocalize, a provider of integrated globalization services, has hired Derek McCann to direct the Western United States sales and operations teams. McCann worked for Microsoft for more than 23 years.

Welocalize, info@welocalize.com, http://www.welocalize.com

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C. RESOURCES

C.1. Variants added to Chinese Personal Names Database

Specializing in the compilation of CJK and Arabic lexical resources, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc., has romanized variants to its Chinese Personal Names Database. The variants include multilingual equivalents such as traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Hokkien.

The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc., cjkicjki@cjki.org, http://www.cjk.org

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D. CERTIFICATIONS

D.1. Afaf Translations WBENC and WOSB certified

Afaf Translations, a language services provider, has received Women Business Enterprise National Council certification (WBENC) #2005127509 and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification.

Afaf Translations, info@afaftranslations.com, http://www.afaftranslations.com

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E. EVENTS

CIJITI 2015, Department of Modern Philology, FITISPos Research Group - University of Alcalá, Guadalajara, Spain. Oct 8-9, 2015

TriKonf 2015, The Alexandria Library, Freiburg, Germany. Oct 9-11, 2015

TAUS Annual Conference, TAUS, San Jose, California USA. Oct 12-13, 2015

LocWorld Silicon Valley, Localization World, Ltd., Santa Clara, California USA. Oct 14-16, 2015

Understanding Multilingual Tweets, The International Multilingual User Group (IMUG), Mountain View, California USA. Oct 15, 2015

Bible Translation 2015, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, SIL International, Nida Institute, Dallas, Texas USA. Oct 16-20, 2015

Docs for Change, DOC Institute, MCIS Language Services, Toronto, Canada. Oct 16, 2015

LavaCon Conference on Content Strategy and TechComm Management, LavaCon, New Orleans, Louisiana USA. Oct 18-21, 2015

Deep Learning for Machine Translation, ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, Dublin, Ireland. Oct 18-24, 2015

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F. MultiLingual News

F.1. About MultiLingual News

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