November 20, 2019

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A. BUSINESS

B. PEOPLE

C. RESOURCES

D. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

E. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

F. CERTIFICATIONS

G. INSIGHTS

H. EVENTS

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A. BUSINESS

A.1. Language I/O receives first seed round funding

Language I/O, a provider of software that combines human and machine translation to automate the translation of customer support content, has closed a seed round for an undisclosed amount. The round was led by Wyoming-based seed fund Breakthrough 307, and included angels and other investors across Wyoming as well as from the Boston, Massachusetts, area.

Language I/O LLC, www.languageio.com

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A.2. TransPerfect acquisitions, new office

TransPerfect, a provider of global business services, has acquired Lylo Media Group, a multinational provider of dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description and hard-of-hearing services. Lylo's YouDub cloud technology will be integrated with TransPerfect's Media.NEXT AI-powered platform and GlobalLink translation management technology.

TransPerfect has also acquired Sublime, a provider of subtitling and translation services. The founding partners will continue to lead the division and will join TransPerfect's senior management team. In addition to recent acquisitions, TransPerfect has opened a new office in Bucharest, Romania.

TransPerfect, www.transperfect.com

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B. PEOPLE

B.1. New hire at Omnia Group

Omnia Group, providers of translation services and global communications consulting, has hired Carlo Serafini as business development manager for the Italian market.

Omnia Group, www.omnia-group.com

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B.2. mt-g expands management

mt-g medical translation GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of language services for the medical and pharmaceutical industries, has restructured its management team. Bernd Mayer is responsible for project and sales management, Jessica Giardini for human resources and Samuel Aubin for quality management.

mt-g medical translation GmbH & Co. KG, www.mt-g.com

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B.3. New hire at Xillio

Xillio, a content migration and content integration company, has hired Nancy Hähnel as sales director for its localization hub. Hähnel has 15 years of experience in developing business in the localization industry.

Xillio, www.xillio.com

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C. RESOURCES

C.1. Book on navigating the complex translation process

Rubric, a translation services provider, has released Global Content Quest: In Search Of Better Translations. The book covers how to navigate the complex process of translation, and was written by company cofounder Ian A. Henderson.

Rubric, www.rubric.com

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C.2. Capability model to expand beyond domestic markets

CSA Research, an independent market research firm specializing in the language service industry, has published "Globalization Maturity Model." The report is intended to provide a framework, a roadmap and a benchmarking capability to provide a holistic perspective of globalizing all core business activities company-wide.

CSA Research, csa-research.com

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C.3. New ELRA lexicons

In the framework of a distribution agreement between the European Language Resources Association (ELRA) and the CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc., ELRA has added 29 monolingual lexicons and 20 multilingual lexicons, suitable for a large variety of natural language processing applications. All lexicons are made available in tab-delimited, UTF-8 encoded text files.

European Language Resources Association (ELRA), www.elra.info

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D. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

D.1. XTM v12.1

XTM International, developers of a translation management system and computer aided translation tool, has released XTM v12.1. The latest version provides users with backup options for translated segments, connectivity of XTM to SDL BeGlobal machine translation, and is fully compatible with Adobe Experience Manager 6.5.

XTM International, xtm.cloud

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D.2. Website-Translator 1.0

LinguaSol, a provider of linguistic solutions, has launched Website-Translator 1.0, a subscription-based website translation solution for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Linguasol, www.linguasol.net

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E. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

E.1. lexiQA partners with Straker Translations, selected by Deezer

lexiQA, an application program interface solution for online linguistic quality assurance (QA), has partnered with Straker Translations to provide locale-specific QA checks for Straker's Ai-powered RAY platform.

lexiQA has also been selected by Deezer, an online music streaming service, to provide localization quality assurance services.

lexiQA, www.lexiqa.net

Straker Translations, www.strakertranslations.com

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E.2. SDL, Workfront collaborate

SDL, a provider of global customer experience management, has announced that it is collaborating with Workfront, a work management application platform. SDL's connector will provide Workfront users with access to translation management solutions.

SDL, www.sdl.com

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E.3. Trace Global selects TransPerfect

Trace Global, a broadcast and digital media company, has selected TransPerfect's Media.NEXT Platform to create subtitles for its seven TRACE Sport Stars languages.

TransPerfect, www.transperfect.com

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E.4. Xillio adds connectors

Xillio, a content migration and content integration company, has launched LocHub connectors for WordPress Multilingual Plugin and Salesforce Knowledge.

Xillio, www.xillio.com

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E.5. AppTek integrates with Modzy

AppTek, a speech recognition company, has formed an alliance with Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and information technology consulting firm, to integrate AppTek's technologies into the newly launched Modzy platform. Modzy is an open architecture software solution available to customers on-premise, in the cloud, or via custom deployments.

AppTek, www.apptek.com

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F. CERTIFICATIONS

F.1. Translavic ISO 18587:2017 certified

Translavic BV, a translation service provider, has achieved ISO 18587:2017 certification according to the international standard for post-editing of machine translation output.

Translavic BV, www.translavic.eu

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G. INSIGHTS

G.1. How to localize your eCommerce listings in a way that sells

eCommerce localization is a complicated process that entails much more than just finding the right word in a dictionary. It may demand a much broader understanding of the culture

G.2. Latvia's linguistic journey

Tourism is popular the world over, as MultiLingual's new issue on tourism can attest to. And Latvia is no exception.

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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H. EVENTS

Localization Careers, The International Multilingual User Group (IMUG), San Jose, California USA. Nov 21, 2019

ACTFL 2019, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Washington D.C. USA. Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019

EXPOLINGUA Berlin, ICWE GmbH, Berlin, Germany. Nov 22-23, 2019

Nordic Translation Industry Forum, Anne-Marie Colliander Lind, Cecilia Enbäck, Gothenburg, Sweden. Nov 24-26, 2019

ND Focus – Elia's focus on Project Management, Elia (European Language Industry Association), Hamburg, Germany. Dec 5-6, 2019

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AITCO 2020, East African Interpreters and Translators Association, Arusha, Tanzania. Feb 7-8, 2020

Information Development World, The Content Wrangler, Content Rules, Palm Springs, California USA. Feb 25-27, 2020

Together, Elia (European Language Industry Association), Milan, Italy. Feb 27-28, 2020

LATA 2020, Saint Petersburg State University, IRDTA, Milan, Italy. Mar 2-6, 2020

tcworld India, tekom, Bangalore, India. Mar 5-6, 2020

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TAUS Global Content Conference & Exhibits 2020, TAUS, San Jose, California USA. Mar 9-11, 2020

GALA 2020, Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), San Diego, California USA. Mar 15-18, 2020

Game Developers Conference, UBM Tech Game Network, San Francisco, California USA. Mar 16-20, 2020

KäTu2020, Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters, Helsinki, Finland. Apr 17-18, 2020

ContentTECH Summit, UBM plc, San Diego, California USA. Apr 20-22, 2020

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