"Globalization 4.0: Shaping the Future of the Language Industry" is the theme of next year's GALA conference. The Call for Proposals is now open until September 20,2019.

SDL, provider of content creation, translation and delivery solutions, has announced its latest machine translation innovation with the addition of new Adaptable Language Pairs to SDL Machine Translation, enabling brands to tune their own language pairs to any project, department or industry. This innovation is powered by Hai, the SDL Linguistic AI™ technology, and gives customers the control, privacy and freedom to create their own proprietary language pairs by adapting existing ones. 

ACTITO S.A., a provider of marketing automation, has acquired SmartFocus. SmartFocus is a SaaS ("Software as a Service") digital marketing platform created in 1999. The company is headquartered in London and operates worldwide. The acquisition of SmartFocus supports ACTITO’s plans for geographic expansion and growth following the sale of its subsidiary MediQuality to the US company WebMD Health Corp.

Leadership coaching provider DierkeHouben is now offering a 3-months program for next-generation C-level leaders. The program includes a 2-day intake session in Switzerland, a 5-day explorative leadership learning in Kenya, as well as 3 months of one-on-one coaching. Applications are now open and the early-bird discount applies until July 1st, 2019.

The business and translation management system Plunet BusinessManager is now available in version 7.4. A major change in Plunet 7.4 is the new workflow view, which offers users a simpler way of working with automated processes. Workflow templates can now be created and modified more easily than before.

BitcoinPlay has developed the infographic "What the Crypto!?" illustrating the history and impact of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The infographic provides an insight into the 25 most prominent cryptocurrencies, their story, and market impact. 

January 2019

Six technologies that will reach mainstream adoption soon

Research firm Gartner's report "Hype Cycle for IT in the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council]" identifies blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), city operations centers, smart city frameworks, digital twins and smart contracts as being among the technologies that will achieve mainstream business adoption in the next five to ten years.read more...
December 2018

Global wearable device sales to grow 26 percent in 2019

Research firm Gartner, Inc. forecasts that worldwide shipments of wearable devices will reach 225 million in 2019, an increase of 25.8 percent from 2018. End-user spending on wearable devices is forecast to reach $42 billion in 2019. Of that, $16.2 billion will be on smartwatches.read more...
November 2018

AR headset prevalence still a few years out

Global shipments of standalone and tethered Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are expected to total 4.2 million units in 2018, up 31 percent from 2017. read more...
November 2018

CSA releases comprehensive machine translation research and video Series

Machine translation (MT) can fulfill many different roles within a language service provider’s (LSPs) organization. Based on research started in 2011, CSA Research is releasing 10 online modules on topics ranging from the basics of MT technology to how to integrate it with other translation technologies. read more...
October 2018

Survey finds consumers would use AI to save time and money

A recent survey by research firm Gartner, Inc. reveals that saving time and money are the top reasons why consumers would use Artificial Intelligence (AI). read more...
October 2018

CX training and certification program

Research firm Forrester has announced the launch of its CX Certification product, a training program that builds the skills companies need to create better customer experiences.  read more...
October 2018

CX training and certification program

Research firm Forrester has announced the launch of its CX Certification product, a training program that builds the skills companies need to create better customer experiences.  read more...