Acrolinx has published version 5.4 of its AI platform. The new version promises faster delivery of insights into content quality, clarity, and consistency, new features for improving the findability of online content and new possibilities to review selected content.

The new Plunet version 7.3 is available now! Plunet version 7.3 promises quicker performance, EU GDPR compliance, and many new features for a better user experience. An introductory webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 5pm CEST.

Top 10 Website Hosting has put together a selection of Internet facts and statistics including Internet usage around the world as well as usage of popular social media sites such as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. The infographic also looks at global eCommerce and Domain Names.

Acrolinx’ latest ebook The 9 Ingredients You Need to Create Better Content defines characteristics for good content, such as consistency, clarity, and findability, that will help companies achieve their business objective. The ebook is available for free download from the company’s website.

SDL and Nuance Communications have announced a strategic partnership to jointly develop Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered solutions that enable customers to convert, translate and gain insight from large volumes of voice and video content. The partnership kicks off with a co-developed solution based on SDL Enterprise Translation Server (ETS) and Nuance Automated Speech Recognition (ASR), which will help organizations to convert audio and video content into text for SDL ETS and securely translate it with its Neural Machine Translation capabilities.

Independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research) has developed a data-based research series to help language service providers (LSPs) benchmark their business and operational maturity against the development stages of the CSA’s LSP Metrix™ model. This data helps LSPs to understand what other businesses in their field are doing and what sets top performers apart.

Translation and localization services provider, Conversis has announced plans to open an office in the United States, following record turnover in 2017. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the office will be situated in Research Triangle Park which is also home to some of the Company’s largest Life Sciences clients. The opening is scheduled for late Aprile 2018.

Quark has announced  the upcoming availability of QuarkXPress 2018, the next new full version of Quark’s graphic design and page layout software. Coming on 16 May 2018, QuarkXPress 2018 will bring designers and creative professionals new typography, print and digital publishing features necessary to meet daily creative and productivity demands.

A professional technical communicator has created the DocToolHub, a platform that helps tc professionals find the right documentation tool for the job. The search engine allows you to filter results depending on the specific requirements such as file formats, platforms, tool type, etc.

Byte Level Research, analyst of the art and science of web globalization, has released the report "Web Globalization Bloopers & Blunders." The report was created to help teams within an organization become aware of some of the more common oversights and errors.

RE’FLEKT, a startup focused on building an Enterprise Augmented Reality Suite to fuse content automation and remote collaboration, has opened its Silicon Valley office. With its second U.S. office, the firm continues its rapid growth on the U.S. market for premium AR solutions.

Memsource, a developer of cloud translation software, has introduced an Artificial Intelligence- powered nontranslatables feature intended to recognize and automatically confirm nontranslatable segments and content in over 200 language pairs.

Common Sense Advisory, Inc., a market research firm specializing in the language service industry, has published Language Pair Demand and Supply: 2017. The report provides guidance on current and evolving demand for the language pairs most frequently cited as the fastest-growing or experiencing the greatest price pressure. Buyers and suppliers of translation and interpretation services can use this data in their planning.

TAUS has published a new ebook titled Nunc est Tempus! which repositions the industry as a function of “intelligent content delivery”. Largely based on interviews with the principals and founders of MT companies and MT programs in large internet companies, it also synthesizes feedback from the TAUS Annual Conference 2017, the TAUS Industry Summit 2017 and the Story of the Translation Industry in 2022, also published by TAUS. The core message of the book is that translation is becoming an autonomous process – a feature on platforms – and can now be redefined as intelligent global content delivery.

April 2017

Algorithms the heartbeat of Industry 4.0 projects

The German government-sponsored initiative Industry 4.0 has been underway for more than five years, and while many businesses have begun some promising projects, key challenges remain that are making algorithms the heartbeat of these projects, according to research firm Gartner, Inc. read more...
March 2017

The best global webistes of 2017

Google emerged on top of the 2017 Web Globalization Report Card, published recently by Byte Level Research. "Google has long been a language pioneer, now supporting more than 100 languages via Google Translate and 725 languages for Gmail," said report author John Yunker. "But it’s not just languages that make a website succeed globally. Companies need to support...read more...
February 2017

Businesses recognize the value of content

Research and advisory firm Forrester has evaluated the state of marketing content spend and found that businesses recognize the ways content leads to better customer experiences, which is leading to greater and greater content investments: In 2016, content spending will exceed $10 billion in the US alone.read more...
February 2017

Content marketing spending to be increased in 2017

Marketers in the UK that are extremely or very committed to content marketing, value creativity and craft in content creation higher than other marketers, a report by the Content Marketing Institute has revealed.read more...
January 2017

Acrolinx report highlights the need for a more sophisticated approach to terminology management

Acrolinx' latest report, "Terminology Management: How Companies Use the Words and Phrases That Matter Most to Their Business" provides a detailed look at how modern companies ensure that their brand and product names, slogans and taglines, and other terminology are used consistently and accurately enterprise-wide.read more...
December 2016

CSA publishes report on effective market segmentation

Unfocused lead pipelines cause many language service providers (LSPs) to waste precious sales and marketing resources. Unsure as to which prospects to pursue, they market to a broad spectrum of buyers that cross company sizes, industries, geographies, and countless other attributes. As a result, sales are unpredictable.   Independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory (CSA...read more...
November 2016

New MQTT standard enables connectivity in the IoT

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have approved the release of MQTT, a foundational Internet of Things (IoT) standard developed by the OASIS consortium. Version 3.1.1 of MQTT was given the designation 'ISO/IEC 20922'.read more...