Tammi L. Coles

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Technology

Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

Technology-backed translation is increasing as global consumers demand more and more localized content. Take Machine Translation (MT): how else to translate massive volumes of consumer content in a quick, affordable way? According to a recently published report by research firm ReportLinker, the global MT market size is expected to reach USD 983.3 million by 2022, at a 14.6 percent compound annual growth rate. What better time then to revel in the ways that technology in the translation and localization space continues to connect far-flung markets and enrich our daily lives?
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Localization

Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

The American venture capitalist Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) presented her highly anticipated Internet Trends Report at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on May 30th. Popularly called the Meeker Report, this year’s 294-slide presentation provided a wealth of analyses on everything from new video content types to military-civilian cooperation in artificial intelligence initiatives. The report offers insights that buyers of global language services can use in the development of their multilingual business strategies.
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Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 08:01 AM

Today the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) officially launches its German chapter. We spoke with one of its co-founders and German mobile marketing expert, Daniel Rieber of adsquare, about the opportunities and challenges of mobile marketing for the German market.
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In the News

Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 01:46 PM

In just the past two weeks, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made headlines with surprise visits to Nigeria and Kenya — his first to sub-Saharan Africa. He met with senior political officials (for which he shed his characteristic t-shirt and jeans for a suit and tie) …
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In the News

Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 08:57 AM

Great news! It’s finally time for the language sector to give a great big THANK YOU to our buddies in Hollywood. Arrival, the latest sci-fi (“oh God oh God, we’re all going to die”) drama, will land at the 73rd Venice Film Festival today. The movie — which stars Academy Award nominees Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and winner Forest Whitaker — places language translation and interpreting front and center on the public stage. Woot!
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Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

WordPress, the superstar web content management system behind 20 percent of today’s web sites, has been published in version 4.0, nicknamed “Benny” for jazz great Benny Goodman. The latest release, led by Helen Hou-Sandí and backed by 275 contributors worldwide, includes among its newest features a simple language selector at installation, foregoing the previous need to manually upload installation files.
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Global Digital Marketing

Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Mon, Sep 01, 2014 @ 09:25 AM

With the announcement that Magento Go will be closing its doors in February 2015, eBay Inc. has declared that it will be focusing eCommerce superstar Magento on bigger fish, via both its enterprise and community editions. For some 10,000 small- to mid-size Magento Go users, however, this announcement means that important decisions are ahead regarding platform migration — no easy undertaking when eCommerce content management systems (CMS) vary so dramatically.
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In the News

Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

This month, we have translation tech news from mobile app pioneers to expanded translation services for government bureaucrats. There are also rumors — er, strong evidence — that Apple is hiring personnel to further localize iOS Siri's suite of languages. Check it all out below!
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Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Mon, Jun 09, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Last year, an article started circulating among translation and language circles about words that defy simple English translation. It included words like the German term schadenfreude, an idea that enjoys so much play in U.S. news reporting that it stands tall, untranslatable, on its own two feet.
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Posted by Tammi L. Coles on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Just as the mind functions best after a good night's sleep, we workers need to make time for the reboot, whether that's a holiday weekend or an extended vacation. So out of town we went for what promised to be a day of nothing but self-indulgence, but we managed to get lost in the middle of an entertainment park.

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