January 16, 2019

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A. BUSINESS

B. RESOURCES

C. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

D. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

E. INSIGHTS

F. EVENTS

G. MultiLingual News

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A. BUSINESS

A.1. BTI Studios acquisitions

BTI Studios, a provider of subtitling and dubbing services, has acquired Italian dubbing studios La BiBi.it (La BiBi) and Multimedia Network. Both studios were formerly part of the Recandub group.

BTI Studios, www.btistudios.com

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B. RESOURCES

B.1. Integrating new executives into the translation process; examining website language choices

Common Sense Advisory, Inc. (CSA), an independent market research firm specializing in the language service industry, has published "Onboarding Executives New to Translation." The report covers why executive (re-)education is part of the job and how to view the process as an opportunity. It also includes guidelines for bringing executives new to translation up to speed.

CSA has also published "Global Website Assessment Index 2019." The report examines language choices available on 2,817 prominent websites in 37 industry sectors. Data is presented for each sector in an infographic detailing the relative popularity of languages found on each sector's most prominent websites – and whether the language is a source or target.

Common Sense Advisory, Inc., www.commonsenseadvisory.com

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C. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

C.1. Lingoport Resource Manager 4.1

Lingoport, Inc., a provider of software internationalization tools and services, has released Lingoport Resource Manager 4.1. New features include text and YAML parsers and supporting text files for translation.

Lingoport, Inc., www.lingoport.com

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D. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

D.1. IVANNOVATION adds WPML plugin support

Ivannovation, LLC, a provider of language services, has integrated the WordPress multilingual plugin (WPML). WPML includes advanced features for translation management and an interface for professional content translation.

Ivannovation, LLC, ivannovation.com

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E. INSIGHTS

E.1. Why US citizens should embrace Spanish

The United States has no official language. While English certainly serves as the de facto language, Spanish continues to grow as a primary and secondary tongue among the nation's inhabitants.

E.2. Localization tech predictions for 2019

Happy 2019! Let's look over the past

E.3. Merry Christmas around the world

"Merry Christmas" is a phrase that people all over the world can recognize, even if they do not speak English. December 25 is a religious holiday with ties to pagan roots (and a highly commercial evolution) that transcends religious boundaries.

E.4. Five advantages of using marketing localization for your business

Marketers are often plagued with a dilemma when reaching out to a new market: to standardize or to localize?

E.5. Global audiences, social media and content localization

Content localization is a relatively new realm that is rapidly gaining momentum. Its existence is necessary in the modern-day world of marketing if a business wants to reach wider audiences.

To read the rest of these and other web-exclusive, global language industry articles, or to submit your own, click here.

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F. EVENTS

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

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

9th AIETI International Conference, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain. Jan 23-25, 2019

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

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Translating Thought/Translating Literature, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Jan 31-Feb 1, 2019

AITCO 2019, East Africa Interpreters and Translators Association, Nairobi, Kenya. Feb 8-9, 2019

Language Advocacy Day 2019, Joint National Committee for Languages, Washington, D.C. USA. Feb 14-15, 2019

Sanskrit and Other Indian Languages - Technology, JNU, Bhartiya Bhasha Manch, New Delhi, India. Feb 15-17, 2019

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

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

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

International Conference on Translation, Department of English and Literature at Kuwait University, Kuwait City. Mar 3-4, 2019

TAUS Global Content Summit Amsterdam, TAUS, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mar 6, 2019

19th Annual Educational Conference, California Healthcare Interpreting Association, Sacramento, California, USA. Mar 8-9, 2019

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G. MultiLingual News

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