May 08, 2019

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A. BUSINESS

B. PEOPLE

C. RESOURCES

D. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

E. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

F. INSIGHTS

G. EVENTS

H. MultiLingual News

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A. BUSINESS

A.1. Alpha Translation relocates

Alpha Translation Service GmbH, specializing in German marketing and technical translation services, has relocated its production center in Berlin, Germany.

Alpha Translation Service GmbH, alphatranslation.com

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A.2. SeproTec awarded service contracts

SeproTec Multilingual Solutions has been awarded three contracts: projects tendered by the European Asylum Support Office for the provision of interpreting and cultural mediation services; interpreting and cultural mediation services in Greece for reception and identification services; and translation and interpreting services for the Spanish police forces in 11 autonomous communities.

SeproTec Multilingual Solutions, www.seprotec.com

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A.3. Semantix rebrands

Semantix, a Nordic region language service provider, has carried out a major rebranding, including a new brand platform, visual identity and implementation of a digital customer experience.

Semantix, www.semantix.com

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B. PEOPLE

B.1. New hire at Anzu Global

Anzu Global LLC, a globalization staffing services company, has hired Sheena Makhecha as a new account manager for its West Coast staffing services. Makhecha has account and project manager experience with several localization service providers.

Anzu Global LLC, www.anzuglobal.com

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B.2. New VP of language technologies at Unbabel

Unbabel, provider of an AI-powered, human-refined customer service translation platform, has hired Alon Lavie as vice president (VP) of language technologies to drive the next stage of Unbabel’s research and development in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lavie was a research professor at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University for the past 20 years.

Unbabel, unbabel.com

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C. RESOURCES

C.1. Reports on determining global content strategies, examining funding linguistic support for game localization

CSA Research, an independent market research firm specializing in the language service industry, has published "Local versus Global Language Strategies." The report is based on an examination of 2,832 websites from major global brands, segmented by industry and headquarters location.

CSA Research has also published "Gaming: Essential Data for Language Investment." The report is based on: a longitudinal study of language support on 2,817 globally prominent websites in 37 industry sectors; a survey of 1,217 Millennial respondents in 10 non-English-speaking countries; and ongoing research in localization maturity.

CSA Research, csa-research.com

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D. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

D.1. Internationalization self-paced eLearning

i18N Inc., a provider of internationalization training, consulting and on-site development, has transformed its All About Internationalization workshop into a self-paced eLearning format for use with employee onboarding or to refresh the knowledge of seasoned developers.

i18N Inc., www.i18n.ca

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D.2. Fluent 1.0

Mozilla, makers of the Firefox open source web browser, has introduced Fluent 1.0, the public version of Fluent, a family of file format specifications, implementations and good practices used internally at Mozilla to localize the Firefox web browser into nearly 100 languages.

Mozilla, www.mozilla.org

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D.3. Plunet BusinessManager 7.4

Plunet GmbH, a provider of business management software for translation services and agencies, has released Plunet BusinessManager 7.4. New features include intuitive workflow management, a direct integration with SDL Trados GroupShare, and a new module for confidential projects.

Plunet GmbH, www.plunet.com

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E. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

E.1. Wordbee partners with Translia

Wordbee, a provider of translation management solutions, has partnered with Translia, providers of a collaborative translation system, to enable the expansion of sales resources in China.

Wordbee, www.wordbee.com

Translia, www.translia.com

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F. INSIGHTS

F.1. Seven steps to prepare a mobile game for localization

According to App Annie's "The State of Mobile" report, in 2018 games accounted for 74% of consumer spend in app stores.

F.2. English to Japanese game localization considerations

Clyde Mandelin (who often goes by Mato on the web) is an author, blogger, video game localizer and more.

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G. EVENTS

ND Focus — Elia's networking days for Executives, Elia (European Language Industry Association), Dubrovnik, Croatia. May 9-10, 2019

ITI Conference 2019, Institute of Translation & Interpreting, Sheffield, UK. May 10-11, 2019

TAUS Global Content Summit London, TAUS, London, England. May 15, 2019

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UA Reloaded 2019, tekom, St. Leon-Rot, Germany. May 15-16, 2019

Global Ready Conference - San Francisco, Smartling, San Francisco, California USA. May 16, 2019

Translation Quality Evaluation: the New ASTM Standard, The International Multilingual User Group (IMUG), San Jose, California USA. May 16, 2019

LTC 2019, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. May 17-19, 2019

XTM LIVE London, XTM International, London, UK. May 20-21, 2019

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Technical Documentation Roundup, The Content Wrangler, Menlo Park, California USA. May 21-23, 2019

Global Ready Conference - London, Smartling, London, UK. May 23, 2019

Project Managers Round Table, The Localization Institute, Berkeley, California USA. May 28, 2019 - May 30, 2019

memoQfest International, memoQ, Budapest, Hungary. May 29-31, 2019

tcworld China, tekom, Shanghai, China. May 30-31, 2019

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