November 21, 2018

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B. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

C. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

D. INSIGHTS

E. EVENTS

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A. BUSINESS

A.1. LanguageWire acquires Xplanation

LanguageWire, developer of a collaborative translation platform, has acquired Xplanation, a language services provider headquartered in Belgium. The combined company will continue under the LanguageWire name.

LanguageWire, www.languagewire.com

Xplanation, www.xplanation.com

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A.2. Technicis acquires AAC Global

Technicis, a translation agency, has acquired AAC Global, a provider of global B2B learning and translation services in the Nordic region.

Mind Your Language, www.mylglobal.com

AAC Global, www.aacglobal.com

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A.3. Ccaps merges with OXO

Ccaps Translation and Localization has merged with OXO Translations. The two companies will operate under the OXO brand. While the logo and brand will remain the same, the name of the company will change from OXO Translations to OXO Innovation.

OXO Innovation, oxoinnovation.com

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B. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

B.1. ABBYY FineReader 14

ABBYY USA, a provider of content intelligence solutions and services, has announced that FineReader 14 has added support for the latest PDF ISO standard and improved functionality to create PDF/Universal Accessibility documents. It also has improved optical character recognition for Japanese and has added Hanja symbols for documents in Korean.

ABBYY USA, abbyyusa.com

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B.2. New version of IATE

The translation services of the European Union (EU) institutions have announced the release of a new version of the EU terminology database IATE (InterActive Terminology for Europe). The database contains about 1.2 million entries and over eight million terms in the 24 official languages of the EU and it receives an average of 50 million queries per year.

Translation Centre (CdT), cdt.europa.eu

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C. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

C.1. Lingotek Xbench Connector

Lingotek, a developer of collaborative translation technology, has integrated Xbench, a quality assurance and terminology tool created by ApSIC, a provider of technical translation and software product localization.

Lingotek, www.lingotek.com

ApSIC S.L., www.apsic.com

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C.2. Wordbee partners with MQ Spectrum

Wordbee, a provider of translation management technology, has announced a technology partnership with MQ Spectrum, a development house for the delivery of corporate eLearning solutions.

Wordbee, www.wordbee.com

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D. INSIGHTS

D.1. Translation chatbots and the US election

The Dallas News reported that TV ads in Spanish are targeting Latino voters in this year's tight midterm races. However, results are "mixed."

D.2. "Top" advertisements generate top dollar for companies — in fines

China's state news agency, Xinhua, released two updated style guides on the tail of China's 2015 advertising law overhaul. Faced with these new regulations, foreign companies have experienced increased difficulties in the last few years when promoting products in the PRC.

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E. EVENTS

Tools and Methods for Corpus-Based Translation Science, TransBank, Innsbruck, Austria. Nov 22-23, 2018

Information Development World, The Content Wrangler, Content Rules, Menlo Park, California USA. Nov 27-29, 2018

Translation and Cultural Sustainability: Foundations, Fundamentals and Applications, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. Nov 28-30, 2018

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Cologne Conference on Translation, Interpreting and Technical Documentation, TH Köln — University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Nov 29-30, 2018

ND Focus — Elia's focus on Sales & Marketing, Elia (European Language Industry Association), Malaga, Spain. Dec 6-7, 2018

Sanskrit and Other Indian Languages — Technology, JNU, Bhartiya Bhasha Manch, New Delhi, India. Dec 8-10, 2018

How Technology Is Redefining When and Where We Meet, The International Multilingual User Group, San Jose, California USA. Jan 17, 2019

ALC UNConference, Association of Language Companies, Huntington Beach, California USA. Jan 17-19, 2019

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Lenguas 2019, Italia Morayta Foundation, InterpretAmerica, Mexico City, Mexico. Jan 24-26, 2019

Translation Technology Round Table, The Localization Institute, Boulder, Colorado USA. Jan 24-25, 2019

Together, Elia (European Language Industry Association), Barcelona, Spain. Feb 21-22, 2019

LocWorld39 Kuala Lumpur, Localization World, Ltd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Feb 27-28, 2019

tcworld India, tekom, Bangalore, India. Feb 28-Mar 1, 2019

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