Weekly Shorts | April 23, 2021

RWS Revenues Set to Exceed $1 Billion in 2021

UK-based language services provider (LSP) RWS is projected to earn more than $1 billion in 2021 revenues, after acquiring SDL, one of the company’s major rivals, in November 2020. This development has the company — already the largest LSP in Europe — in the running to become the largest LSP in the world, neck-and-neck with TransPerfect, which is also slated to break the $1 billion threshold.

Venga Global Launches New Language Review Tool

Venga Global’s new language review tool, InQA, is now officially available to the public. Initially designed for the San Francisco-based LSP’s internal needs, the company is now offering it to others for the first time, as part of their language review services.


ClearCaptions Implements Enhanced Automatic Speech Recognition

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified ClearCaption’s enhanced automatic speech recognition (ASR) services, the company announced on April 22. The technology will help provide quicker text captions for spoken phone conversations and the FCC testing lab found the services to be 1% more accurate than the industry average for CA-assisted captioning services. 

XTRF Brings on New Member of its Advisory Board

Translation software developer XTRF has announced that Roberto Ganzerli will join the company’s advisory board. The Krakow-based company recently decided to establish its own advisory board after a successful year in 2020, and sees the board as an opportunity to gain insight from industry veterans like Ganzerli, who founded Arancho Doc (now Acolad) and brings more than 30 years of experience in the translation and localization industry to the table.

MasterWord Appoints New Vice President of Operations

Jeannette Stewart, the former CEO of CommuniCare and a former columnist for MultiLingual, has joined MasterWord’s leadership as the company’s vice president of operations. Stewart is also president and founder of Translation Commons, a non-profit organization that focuses on improving global communications, with projects to digitize indigenous languages and promote global literacy. She also worked with UNESCO to help organize the upcoming International Decade of Indigenous Languages, which begins next year.

Android 12 May Include Automatic App Translation

After getting ahold of an unreleased build of Android 12, XDA Developers published an exploration of some of the new features on the operating system, including an automatic translation tool. The system would translate apps into the user’s native language, allowing individuals to use apps that haven’t been localized or translated into their language of choice.

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