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1 day ago

2021 State of Localization Survey

AI, Localization

By MultiLingualStaff

2021 State of Localization Survey

AI, Localization | By MultiLingualStaff on Jan 25, 2021

lilThe COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into disarray, uprooting the way companies and employees operate on a daily basis. The localization industry has seen… Continue Reading

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1 day ago

Biden Administration shifts White House ASL Policy

Interpretation

By MultiLingualStaff

Biden Administration shifts White House ASL Policy

Interpretation | By MultiLingualStaff on Jan 25, 2021

On the fifth day of its operation, the Biden administration announced that it is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings —… Continue Reading

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4 days ago

Iyuno Media Group set to Aquire Rival SDI

Mergers and Acquisitions

By Katie Botkin

Iyuno Media Group set to Aquire Rival SDI

Mergers and Acquisitions | By Katie Botkin on Jan 22, 2021

In a major reconfiguring of the media localization landscape, UK-based media localization provider Iyuno Media Group announced today that it is acquiring its largest rival,… Continue Reading

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Weekly Shorts | January 22, 2021

TransPerfect revenue up 11.5 percent TransPerfect has announced a 2020 year-end revenue of 852 million USD. This is a roughly 11.5 percent increase over 2019’s… Continue Reading

Ad Astra Buys MontLingo

Silver Springs, Maryland-based translation company Ad Astra has bought MontLingo, a language services provider (LSP) in Brossard, Quebec. MontLingo was founded by Bryan Montpetit. Montpetit… Continue Reading

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6 days ago

Breaking News: Straker Acquires Lingotek

Language Industry News and Events, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology, Translation Technology, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

Breaking News: Straker Acquires Lingotek

Australian language services provider Straker Translation has officially purchased American translation tool company Lingotek, according to mandatory public disclosure reporting in Financial Times. Straker Translation… Continue Reading

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6 days ago

GlobalSake Launches February 4 with a Look at International Fitness

Language Industry News and Events

By MultiLingualStaff

GlobalSake Launches February 4 with a Look at International Fitness

Language Industry News and Events | By MultiLingualStaff on Jan 20, 2021

GlobalSake (pronounced like the Japanese rice wine) debuts its first online event February 4 focusing on international expansion case studies in the wellness and fitness… Continue Reading

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Google Translate Causes Vaccine Mishap

Last week, MultiLingual reported on a Virginia Department of Health website translation error that incorrectly told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus vaccines. New information from… Continue Reading

1 week ago

The need for greater inclusivity in video game development

MultiLingual TV

Evelyn A Najarian By Evelyn A Najarian

The need for greater inclusivity in video game development

MultiLingual TV | By Evelyn A Najarian on Jan 19, 2021

Despite the fact that playing video games has become an international phenomenon, there are still so many cultures that are very underrepresented in video game… Continue Reading

Localization & Race: Disney’s Dubbing Controversy

Disney/Pixar’s localization of the movie Soul has generated some race-related controversy, according to The Independent. Released in 41 different countries, the film is about a Black… Continue Reading

1 week ago

Memsource Buys Phrase

Czech Republic-based translation management system (TMS) Memsource has acquired Phrase, a competing TMS headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Memsource chief executive officer (CEO) David Čaněk would… Continue Reading

Weekly Shorts | January 15, 2021

Translation error says Spanish speakers don’t need vaccine A localization error on the Virginia Department of Health’s website told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus… Continue Reading

KUDO Marketplace
2 weeks ago

KUDO Marketplace: Democratizing Live Interpretation

Business News, Interpretation

Marjolein Groot Nibbelink By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink

KUDO Marketplace: Democratizing Live Interpretation

Business News, Interpretation | By Marjolein Groot Nibbelink on Jan 14, 2021

In a conversation with Ewandro Magalhães, chief language officer at KUDO, we learned how the new KUDO Marketplace enables service users to build a stronger… Continue Reading

2 weeks ago

InterpretAmerica Closes

Business News, Interpretation, Language Industry News and Events, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

InterpretAmerica Closes

Today marks the last day of operations for InterpretAmerica. Founded in 2009 by Katharine Allen and Barry Slaughter Olsen, the organization served as an open… Continue Reading

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2 weeks ago

Vaccine Saves Language and Lives, NPR Reports

Geopolitics, Language, Language in the News, Travel and Culture

Terena Bell By Terena Bell

Vaccine Saves Language and Lives, NPR Reports

Geopolitics, Language, Language in the News, Travel and Culture | By Terena Bell on Jan 14, 2021

Getting vaccinated against covid-19 may do more than save your life. It could also save your language. That’s what Cherokee schoolteacher Meda Nix told National… Continue Reading

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2 weeks ago

SBA Closes Comments on Controversial Proposal

Business News, Interpretation, Translation, Uncategorized

Terena Bell By Terena Bell

SBA Closes Comments on Controversial Proposal

Business News, Interpretation, Translation, Uncategorized | By Terena Bell on Jan 13, 2021

Comments are now closed on a controversial proposal from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Rule SBA-2020-0055-0001 seeks to raise the amount language services companies… Continue Reading

2 weeks ago

Maldonado named Women in Localization president

Globalization, Internationalization, Interpretation, Language, Language Industry News and Events, Localization, Translation, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

Maldonado named Women in Localization president

Women in Localization has a new president: Argentine translation leader Cecilia Maldonado begins her one-year term today. Founded in 2008, Women in Localization is a… Continue Reading

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2 weeks ago

ATA Offers Payment Plan to Struggling Members

freelancing, Interpretation, Language Industry News and Events, Translation, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

ATA Offers Payment Plan to Struggling Members

Can’t afford your American Translators Association (ATA) dues? New this year, the organization is allowing members to pay in two installments: 50 percent down now,… Continue Reading

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3 weeks ago

Weekly Shorts | January 8, 2021

Interpretation, Language in the News, Weekly Shorts

By MultiLingualStaff

Weekly Shorts | January 8, 2021

Interpretation, Language in the News, Weekly Shorts | By MultiLingualStaff on Jan 08, 2021

Baltimore Sun profiles medical interpreter As covid vaccines begin to be distributed across the United States, more non-language professionals are learning to appreciate the role… Continue Reading

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3 weeks ago

Beijing subway to standardize English translations

Business News, Language, Language in the News, Personalization and Design, Terminology, Translation, Travel and Culture, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

Beijing subway to standardize English translations

If you’re heading to Beijing you may have to put up with conflicting subway station names — at least for a while. According to news… Continue Reading

tourism localization
3 weeks ago

Belgian Translation Error Could Result in Travel Fines

Geopolitics, Language in the News, Technology, Translation, Uncategorized

By MultiLingualStaff

Belgian Translation Error Could Result in Travel Fines

Geopolitics, Language in the News, Technology, Translation, Uncategorized | By MultiLingualStaff on Jan 06, 2021

English-speaking visitors to Belgium may have arrived under a misunderstood set of coronavirus-related travel rules, according to national newspaper The Brussels Times. “According to the… Continue Reading