March 18, 2020

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A. BUSINESS

B. PEOPLE

C. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

D. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

E. CERTIFICATIONS

F. INSIGHTS

G. EVENTS

H. MultiLingual News

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A. BUSINESS

A.1. New look for Andovar

Andovar Pte Ltd, a provider of language solutions and multimedia localization services, has updated its brand logo and colors for its four company websites. Latest offerings include AI-powered language solutions and microsites for broadcast media, eLearning and gaming content.

Andovar Pte Ltd, www.andovar.com

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A.2. Amplexor awarded EP translation contracts

The European Parliament's (EP) Directorate-General for Translation has awarded eight translation contracts to Amplexor — three lots as main supplier (Dutch, Italian and Latvian) and five more as an alternate supplier. The digital solutions provider also won another tender procedure for the EP as main translation partner for Spanish and Polish.

Amplexor, www.amplexor.com

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B. PEOPLE

B.1. New hires at Amplexor

Amplexor, a consulting services and solutions provider, has hired Marie-Laure Vinckx and Manuel Stöckl as managing directors for Germany and Switzerland.

Amplexor, www.amplexor.com

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B.2. New hire at XTM

XTM International, developers of a translation management system and computer aided translation tool, has hired Sara Basile as product manager. Previously, Basile was a senior program manager and localization program manager at EFI.

XTM International, xtm.cloud

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B.3. New hire at Comunica

Comunica, a provider of language services, has hired Nicolás Martín Fontana as vendor and sales manager. His previous experience includes six years at Lionbridge Poland.

Comunica, www.comunicatranslations.com

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C. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

C.1. GPI expands services

Globalization Partners International (GPI), a provider of document, software and website translation services, has expanded its eLearning Localization Practice to assist global companies in creating and publishing multilingual eLearning content.

Globalization Partners International, www.globalizationpartners.com

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D. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

D.1. Plunet selected by oneword

Plunet GmbH, a provider of business management software for translation services and agencies, has been selected by oneword GmbH, a provider of language services, to further automate the control and documentation of its processes.

Plunet GmbH, www.plunet.com

oneword, www.oneword.de

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D.2. Xillio partners with Kaleidoscope

Xillio, a provider of content migration and integration software, has partnered with Kaleidoscope, a provider of software and solutions for translation, content management and terminology. The partnership is intended to help companies exchange data between all systems that are involved in the translation and localization process.

Xillio, www.xillio.com

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D.3. AppTek partners with OOONA

AppTek, a provider of speech recognition and language technology solutions, has announced a system integration partnership with OOONA, a provider of management and production tools for the content localization industry. The partnership allows OOONA to offer AppTek's technologies within its cloud-based translation manager platform.

AppTek, www.apptek.com

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E. CERTIFICATIONS

E.1. Literra ISO 17100 certified

Literra has been awarded ISO 17100 certification. The company specializes in life sciences, oil and gas, and military translation and interpreting projects.

Literra, li-terra.ru/en

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E.2. Travod ISO certified

Travod, a provider of language services, has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 (quality management) and ISO 17100:2015 (translation services) certifications by TUV Austria.

Travod, www.travod.com

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F. INSIGHTS

F.1. How to integrate cultural distance into your app development

It is only natural for a company to focus on its home country when they start developing an app. It’s the market you are most familiar with, and it is where most of your current resources are deployed.

F.2. Ten Dutch words and phrases that don’t translate well into English

The Netherlands hosts more than one official language and Frysian, spoken in the northeast corner, is the most similar language to English globally.

F.3. Creating a workspace for your home-based localization business

The localization industry is built on freelancers and small businesses started from home.

F.4. How to localize your website with WPML

Whether you're using it as a portfolio, trying to sell a product or just doing some general marketing, having a quality website is important.

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G. EVENTS

7th International Conference on Public Services Interpreting and Translation, FITISPos Group, online. Mar 26-27, 2020

BP20 Translation Conference, BP Translation Conferences, online. Apr 22-25, 2020

ACES National Conference, American Copy Editors Society, Salt Lake City, Utah USA. Apr 30-May 2, 2020

CreAtIve Language Conference, Retro Digital, Crisol Translation Services, London, UK. May 8, 2020

2020 STC Technical Communication Summit & Expo, Society for Technical Communication, online. May 15-18, 2020

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