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A. BUSINESS
A.1. Elia Synergy, new website
A.2. Eriksen launches new localized website
A.3. Welocalize acquires CD Language Solutions
A.4. Translatize, a new online platform
A.5. 1-Stop Translation rebrands

B. FINANCIAL
B.1. Transifex receives seed funding

C. PEOPLE
C.1. New senior content analyst at Vasont
C.2. SDL hires general manager for the Americas
C.3. New hires at LinguaSys
C.4. L10n People adds business development director
C.5. Akorbi hires vice president of international services
C.6. SpeakLatam adds to management team
C.7. OmniaText hires sales director for USA
C.8. New hires at Plunet
C.9. VistaTEC appoints chief marketing officer

D. RESOURCES
D.1. 2014 study of language services market, report on online buyers' attitude to localization
D.2. White paper on how translation quality matters
D.3. Unicode 7.0

E. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
E.1. TYWI-Hospital
E.2. Lionbridge onDemand API
E.3. New features on Crowdin
E.4. Campaign Manager

F. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS
F.1. UK Ministry of Defence chooses thebigword
F.2. AppTek 'aqui-hired' by eBay
F.3. Acrolinx partners with K15t Software
F.4. Translators without Borders chooses XTRF

G. CAREERS
G.1. One Planet seeks localization project manager, sales and market development executive

H. MultiLingual News
H.1. About MultiLingual News

A. BUSINESS

A.1. Elia Synergy, new website

The European Language Industry Association Ltd. (ELIA) has launched Elia Synergy, its member intranet, together with the release of its new website.

European Language Industry Association Ltd., E-mail: info@elia-association.org, Web: http://www.elia-association.org

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A.2. Eriksen launches new localized website

Eriksen Translations Inc., a language services provider, has launched its new website. In addition to presenting information in a cleaner format, the website has been localized into French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Swedish.

Eriksen Translations Inc., E-mail: info@eriksen.com, Web: http://www.eriksen.com

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A.3. Welocalize acquires CD Language Solutions

Welocalize, a provider of integrated globalization services, has acquired the assets of CD Language Solutions and will merge its operations with Park IP Translations, also a Welocalize company. Park will continue to maintain client services, sales and operations based out of the acquired Houston, Texas location.

Welocalize, E-mail: info@welocalize.com, Web: http://www.welocalize.com

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A.4. Translatize, a new online platform

Translatize, a new translation company, has unveiled its fully automated online platform for purchasing human translation services. The platform is intended to empower buyers to obtain a quote instantly within their particular parameters for each project requirement.

Translatize LLC, E-mail: info@translatize.com, Web: http://translatize.com

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A.5. 1-Stop Translation rebrands

1-Stop Translation USA, LLC, a provider of Asian language services, has rebranded. The new company name is 1-StopAsia. The company has offices in the US, China and Korea.

1-StopAsia, E-mail: info@1stopasia.com, Web: www.1stopasia.com

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B. FINANCIAL

B.1. Transifex receives seed funding

Transifex, a cloud-based localization platform, has announced a $2.5 million investment round led by New Enterprise Associates. Other investors include Toba Capital, Arafura Ventures and several individual angel investors.

Transifex, Inc., E-mail: info@transifex.com, Web: https://www.transifex.com

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C. PEOPLE

C.1. New senior content analyst at Vasont

Vasont Systems, a provider of component content management solutions, has hired Julio Vazquez as a senior content analyst. Vazquez has more than 20 years of experience in technical communications.

Vasont Systems, E-mail: contact@vasont.com, Web: http://www.vasont.com

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C.2. SDL hires general manager for the Americas

SDL, a provider of global customer experience management, has hired Vince Cortese as general manager for the Americas. Previously at Adobe, Cortese served as GVP sales, digital marketing solutions and director of sales, personalization solutions.

SDL, E-mail: jcabana@sdl.com, Web: http://www.sdl.com

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C.3. New hires at LinguaSys

LinguaSys, Inc., a provider of multilingual human language technologies, has hired Rocio Valderrama as senior sales executive. Prior to joining the company, Valderrama was an account director at Computer Associates and sales executive at Nexsys de Colombia.

LinguaSys has also hired Laura Tellez as senior sales associate for the West Coast. Tellez was sales/business development consultant at The Baxley Group.

LinguaSys, Inc., E-mail: info@linguasys.com, Web: http://www.linguasys.com

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C.4. L10n People adds business development director

L10n People, a localization industry recruitment vendor, has hired Derek Farren as business development director. Farren's recruitment background includes sourcing multilingual and localization talent for Matrix in Ireland.

L10n People, E-mail: info@l10npeople.com, Web: http://www.l10npeople.com

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C.5. Akorbi hires vice president of international services

Akorbi, a provider of linguistic, staffing and technology services, has hired Ralph Bonaduce as vice president of international services. Prior to joining Akorbi, Bonaduce led international services for several multinational organizations.

Akorbi, E-mail: info@akorbi.com, Web: http://www.akorbi.com

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C.6. SpeakLatam adds to management team

SpeakLatam, a provider of solutions for language translation and software/website localization in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, has hired Ivana Lopez to its management team.

SpeakLatam, E-mail: contact@speaklatam.com, Web: http://www.speaklatam.com

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C.7. OmniaText hires sales director for USA

OmniaText, Inc., a company of Omnia Group, a language services provider, has hired Bryan Osborn as sales director for USA. Osborn has more than 20 years of experience as a business development executive.

Omnia Group, E-mail: info@omnia-group.com, Web: http://www.omnia-group.com

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C.8. New hires at Plunet

Plunet GmbH, a provider of business management software for translation services and agencies, has hired new staff. Sophie Halbeisen will join the New York City sales team as business development manager. Patrick Marchitto will join the Berlin team as technical editor. Andrej Scheunberg will join the Würzburg team as IT specialist/application development.

Plunet GmbH, E-mail: info@plunet.com, Web: http://www.plunet.com

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C.9. VistaTEC appoints chief marketing officer

VistaTEC, a provider of localization, process management and global release strategies, has hired Simon Hodgkins as chief marketing officer. Hodgkins is the former country manager of Sage Ireland.

VistaTEC, E-mail: info@vistatec.ie, Web: http://www.vistatec.ie

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D. RESOURCES

D.1. 2014 study of language services market, report on online buyers' attitude to localization

Common Sense Advisory, Inc., an independent market research firm specializing in the language service industry, has released its study of the market for translation, localization, interpreting and other language services in 2014. The report includes information on underlying market growth, key trends, fastest-growing services and average revenue per employee.

The research firm has also polled 400 companies across 10 non-English-speaking countries about their online buying behaviors and their attitude toward localized websites and products. The results are organized into seven sections in the report "Localization Matters for Global Procurement."

Common Sense Advisory, Inc., E-mail: info@commonsenseadvisory.com, Web: http://www.commonsenseadvisory.com

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D.2. White paper on how translation quality matters

Safaba Translation Solutions has published "Redefining Translation Quality," a white paper covering how measuring translation quality is not the same as measuring business value.

Safaba Translation Solutions, E-mail: info@safaba.com, Web: http://www.safaba.com

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D.3. Unicode 7.0

The Unicode Consortium has announced version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard. Updates include the addition of 2,834 new characters, new currency symbols for the Russian ruble and Azerbaijani manat, approximately 250 emoji pictographic symbols and 23 new lesser-used and historic scripts.

The Unicode Consortium, Web: http://www.unicode.org

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E. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

E.1. TYWI-Hospital

Translate Your World, developer of the TYWI series of linguistic and mobile marketing technologies, has released TYWI-Hospital, an online speech translation software specifically designed for hospitals, medical offices, caregivers and institutions for the aged. The software creates real-time voice translation as people speak, plus text translation in 78 languages, and offers support for the hearing- and vision-impaired.

Translate Your World, E-mail: contact@translateyourworld.com, Web: http://translateyourworld.com

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E.2. Lionbridge onDemand API

Lionbridge, a provider of translation, development and testing solutions, has developed a translation-specific onDemand API, designed to enable technology platforms to write to a single API (application programming interface) from one provider.

Lionbridge, E-mail: info@lionbridge.com, Web: http://www.lionbridge.com

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E.3. New features on Crowdin

Crowdin, a translation and localization management platform, has added new features. The platform now offers more translation vendors to choose from, semi-automatic screenshot tagging and a batch translations upload function.

Crowdin, E-mail: support@crowdin.net, Web: http://crowdin.net

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E.4. Campaign Manager

Cloudwords, Inc., an online translation management platform, has added a new feature to its marketing globalization platform. Campaign Manager enables global marketers to strategically manage the entire localization process of all assets and channels concurrently across all departments and regions.

Cloudwords, Inc., E-mail: sales@cloudwords.com, Web: http://www.cloudwords.com

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F. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

F.1. UK Ministry of Defence chooses thebigword

thebigword, a language services company, was chosen by The Ministry of Defence to (UK) deliver interpreting for its training of the Libyan military. thebigword will provide up to 55 interpreters a day who will work alongside the UK and Libyan troops covering everything from classroom learning to military exercises.

thebigword, E-mail: info@thebigword.com, Web: http://www.thebigword.com

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F.2. AppTek 'aqui-hired' by eBay

eBay has 'aqui-hired' — a strategy in which a business buys a company, or its intellectual property, with the intent of hiring its technology development talent — AppTek, a developer of human language technology. According to the agreement, almost half of Apptek's employees will join eBay’s translation team in addition to the acquisition of Apptek's machine translation technology.

AppTek, E-mail: info@apptek.com, Web: http://www.apptek.com

eBay Inc., E-mail: shawn@ebay.com, Web: http://www.ebay.com

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F.3. Acrolinx partners with K15t Software

Acrolinx GmbH, a developer of content quality software, has partnered technology with K15t Software, a provider of documentation tools and solutions. Based on the Confluence collaboration platform from Atlassian, the combined technology is intended to help writers collaborate and create documentation.

Acrolinx GmbH, E-mail: info@acrolinx.com, Web: http://www.acrolinx.com

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F.4. Translators without Borders chooses XTRF

Translators without Borders, a not-for-profit focused on spreading knowledge through humanitarian translations, has chosen the XTRF Translation Management System as the project management system for its Health Translators’ Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya.

Translators without Borders, E-mail: twb@translatorswithoutborders.org, Web: http://www.translatorswithoutborders.org

XTRF Translation Management Systems sp. z o.o., E-mail: office@xtrf.eu, Web: http://www.xtrf.eu

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G. CAREERS

G.1. One Planet seeks localization project manager, sales and market development executive

One Planet Corporation, a provider of language services, seeks a localization project manager to be based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company is also looking for a sales and market development executive.

For more information and contact details, visit https://multilingual.com/careers.

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