Finland Launches Supplier Search for USD 41m Interpreting Contract (

Finland is on the hunt for interpreting providers. The cities of Vantaa, Helsinki, and Kerava, along with the hospital districts of Helsinki and Uusimaa, banded together to procure interpreting services. […]

Automatic Dubbing: Amazon AI Researchers Explore Length-Controlled MT (

Jeff Bezos went viral in early October 2021. The Amazon founder congratulated rival streaming service Netflix on their “impressive and inspiring” internationalization strategy in a tweet about the worldwide success […]

Life Sciences Translation Provider Conversis Buys Niche Specialist Zebra (

Two life sciences translation specialists have joined forces in the UK, as boutique language service provider (LSP) Conversis acquired local rival Zebra Translations on September 30, 2021. Founded in 2003, […]

Job Index Continues Upward Trend Into Final Quarter of 2021 (

Hiring activity in the language industry continued its upward swing in October 2021. After a 10-point upsurge the month prior, in September 2021, the Slator Language Industry Job Index (LIJI) […]

Guess Which Language Pair Emits the Most Carbon in Machine Translation (

A new benchmark for machine translation (MT) has emerged and, for once, it has very little to do with translation quality. The CodeCarbon package was used by researchers in India […]

Investment Firm K1 Buys Poland’s XTRF in Second TMS Acquisition (

On September 22, 2021, US investment firm K1 announced the acquisition of a majority stake in  translation management software provider (TMS) XTRF. The financial terms of the investment remain undisclosed. […]

ZOO Digital Says Dubbing Partnerships Trump Owned-and-Operated Studios (

On September 20, 2021, UK-based media localization provider ZOO Digital held an AGM and trading update for investors. The investor briefing, held in London and streamed online, was accompanied by […]

A Year After IPO, Ai-Media Turns Profitable in Q4 2021 (

Australia-based transcription, translation, and captioning provider Ai-Media marks a year of public trading with ASX conference presentation on business highlights and drivers. The post A Year After IPO, Ai-Media Turns […]

A Panel Most Unique: Verbit, KUDO, and Deluxe on Video Localization’s Convergence (

The SlatorCon Remote audience would have been forgiven for thinking the Video Localization panelists — Tom Livne (CEO and Founder, Verbit), Fardad Zabetian (CEO and Co-founder, KUDO), and Chris Reynolds […]

Keywords Delivers 20% First-Half Growth in Game Localization (

Video games specialist Keywords delivers 20% first-half growth in game localization services from subtitling, voice over, in-game text translation, and localization testing services. The post Keywords Delivers 20% First-Half Growth […]