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The Coming of Age of the Indian Mobile Gaming Market

Posted by Vijayalaxmi Hegde on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 06:14 PM

Sometime between 2014 and 2016, India became one of the top five countries in the world to download the highest number of mobile game apps, according to App Annie. Given India’s growing smartphone population, this development should be of potential interest to anyone working in game localization.

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Topics: Localization Insider

2017 Translation Industry Forecast: Part Two, Deux, Dos, Zwei, Èr [Podcast]

Posted by Libor Safar on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 02:45 PM

No one in the translation industry has a crystal ball. Not even the hosts of Globally Speaking. So what did they miss, I hear you ask?

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Topics: Podcast

There’s Something Punny About Japan

Posted by Doug McGowan on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 02:54 PM

It’s the year 2020 and you’re in Japan. This is your first meal of the year, and your AR vision suddenly lights up with a cornucopia of warning displays — they’re pun alerts! It’s time to discover and savor the punny side of New Year’s in the land of the rising sun.

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Topics: People at Moravia

Chatbots 101: Six Ways They Will Impact Localization

Posted by Lee Densmer on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 05:20 PM

You may already be using chatbots but not know it. Have you ever sent a text message to get an instant bank balance or a weather report?

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Topics: Localization Technology

Watch This Space: What e-Spectators of Video Games Can Tell Us

Posted by Vijayalaxmi Hegde on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 02:36 PM

Watching video games is estimated to be a $3.8 billion business. Around 500 million people are thought to be the consumers of “gaming video content”. Six of the top 10 most viewed YouTube channels in the United States are focused on gaming. In fact, the most popular person on YouTube is PewDiePie, a Swede who films himself playing video games. He has more than 45 million subscribers. That’s more than Justin Bieber, who has 21 million.

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Topics: Localization Insider

Two Big Tips for Writing Content for Translation

Posted by Vijayalaxmi Hegde on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 @ 01:36 PM

Many a translation failure has little to do with the translation itself. In fact, a translation tries to imitate the way the copy was written in the first place. These ‘upstream’ errors, though, can be easily avoided if content writers know who the ultimate consumers of their work will be — worldwide. If that's not always possible, at least some coordination can and must be arranged between content writers and translators.

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Topics: Localization Strategy

Moravia’s 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by Lee Densmer on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 04:02 PM

Our most-read blog posts of the past year reveal the priorities and interests of your peers. That’s why we’ve gathered them into this list of our most popular blog posts in 2016.

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Topics: Localization Insider

10 Dimensions of Translation Provider Selection

Posted by Allison Ferch on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 @ 05:01 PM

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is a global, non-profit trade association supporting the language services and technology industry. We often hear from professionals seeking advice on selecting a translation provider from among the many vendor companies in the global marketplace. Even companies with dedicated and experienced procurement staff face challenges in understanding the complexities of supplier types, services, subcontracting relationships, and specializations.

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Topics: Localization Insider

How to Compete With Global Brands [Podcast]

Posted by Libor Safar on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 06:05 PM

Kathrin Bussmann, our guest on Globally Speaking this week, discusses why it’s important for businesses of all sizes (even start-ups and SMEs) to have a global mindset from the very beginning.

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Topics: Podcast

Text-to-Speech: Trendy Tech That's Surprisingly Everywhere

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 04:42 PM

Me: OK, Google. Can you tell me how text-to-speech technology is being used today?

Google: Sure. You’re listening to one example of it right now.

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Topics: Localization Technology