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Speaking of MultiLingual… [Podcast]

Posted by Libor Safar on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @ 04:35 PM

Where do you go for in-depth news and unbiased information about the language industry? Since the early 1990s, the answer has been very easy: MultiLingual Magazine.

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Topics: In the News

India Localizes Technical Education and Reinvents Wheels

Posted by Vijayalaxmi Hegde on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 @ 06:05 PM

Two recent news items caught my attention: one has been the protests over the qualifying exam for medical colleges in India not being available in Indian languages. The other was the decision of a national body on technical education to offer courses in Indian languages.

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18 “Spanglish” Terms You Never Knew Existed (But Really Should)

Posted by Lee Densmer on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 03:36 PM

Spanglish—it’s a complex but fluid combination of Spanish and English, spoken at various levels and in various ways throughout the United States, Spain, and Latin America. It often shows up anywhere two or more young Hispanics gather for a conversation. They may be primarily Spanish-speaking, English-speaking, or equally fluent in both, but sometimes the Spanglish word just expresses the idea better than the English or the Spanish (semi) equivalent.

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Topics: In the News

Visual Localization: How Far Will LINE Stickers Travel?

Posted by Vijayalaxmi Hegde on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 02:40 PM

Throughout time, humanity has wanted to communicate, using whichever tool it had at its disposal. But these tools grew to be something more, as they helped us express emotions and spin memories. A messaging app — the modern communication tool — has the potential to invoke similar sentiment in its users. Like LINE does with its stickers.

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Canadian Potential: Québec and Beyond

Posted by Kathrin Bussmann on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 @ 06:41 PM

Kathrin Bussmann, the founder of Verbaccino and host of The Worldly Marketer Podcast, offers her second behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to succeed in Canada. Check out also the first part, Marketing in Canada: Officially Bilingual, Proudly Multicultural.

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The Hike Growth Story: Going Local All the Way

Posted by Vijayalaxmi Hegde on Thu, Dec 01, 2016 @ 03:41 PM

Hike Messenger is one of a select group of Indian startups to recently join the unicorn pack — companies valued at at least $1 billion. In the last round of $175 million funding in August, it was backed by the big names of messaging like Tencent, owner of WeChat, and manufacturing firm Foxconn. Hike is also perhaps the fastest Indian company to become a unicorn, and certainly the only one among its peers to not yet have a monetization model.

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Topics: In the News

Marketing in Canada: Officially Bilingual, Proudly Multicultural

Posted by Kathrin Bussmann on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 02:40 PM

We all know Kathrin Bussmann as the founder of Verbaccino and host of The Worldly Marketer Podcast, where she invites expert guests to talk about global marketing issues. But since that podcast series is produced in Canada, Kathrin offered up a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to succeed in that officially bilingual, proudly multicultural country.

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Back in Montréal! What Moravia Will Be Talking about at LocWorld32

Posted by Lee Densmer on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 06:45 PM

This is the 32nd LocWorld conference, a journey which started in Seattle back in 2003 and led to turning LocWorld into the most popular and recognized event in the localization industry. After 10 long years — a significant amount of time in the ever-changing localization industry — LocWorld is returning to the world-class city of Montréal, Canada.

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Reporting on the Report: When Mainstream Media Gets Translation Tech Wrong (Almost Always)

Posted by Vijayalaxmi Hegde on Thu, Oct 06, 2016 @ 06:34 PM

As I scrolled through the day’s news on my phone the other day, one story caught my eye. It was about yet another “instant translator”. I cringed as I clicked through to the story, expecting the worst. I wasnt disappointed. There was much ooh-ing and aah-ing about the next big thing in human communication and yet at the core it was still good old machine translation.

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An Ecosystem for Language Professionals to Help Bridge the Gap

Posted by Winnie Heh on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 07:56 PM

In my career, I have been an interpreter, a trainer, and a business executive in the language services industry. A year ago, I returned to my alma mater, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, as a Career and Academic Advisor specializing in the translation and interpretation programs. As a parent and Career Advisor, I care deeply about helping our young professionals reach their career goals in the language industry.

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