First in English, Soon in 12 More Languages: YouTube Offers Live Auto Captions for All (

Only channels with more than 1,000 subscribers used to get live automatic captions on YouTube. But now all content creators on the platform can enable live auto captions in English […]

How Netflix, Disney (Maybe Even Amazon) Are Driving Demand for English Dubbing (

Driving most of the world’s population indoors will drive SVOD numbers up — and the consumption of dubbed content with it. That’s one takeaway from the past year that saw […]

Language Industry Hires at Boostlingo, XTM, Venga Global, and Stillman Translations (

Slator’s hires column offers a glimpse into the inner workings of language service providers (LSPs) as well as translation management system (TMS) and other tech companies: how they run operations, […]

Keywords Studios Hires Novartis Exec, Bertrand Bodson, as CEO (

Keywords Studios has a new leader. The game services giant announced the appointment of Novartis exec, Bertrand Bodson, to the CEO post on September 20, 2021. Bodson takes over from […]

Localization as a Platform Service: How Riot Games Gets ‘Close to Players’ (

Riot Games was founded 15 years ago around a title that would end up becoming the most-played game on a PC — and, eventually, the most played esport — League […]

How Pinterest Uses Internationalization to Inspire the World (

Francesca Di Marco, Internationalization Lead at Pinterest, was localization employee No. 1 at the creative social media platform (or “visual discovery engine” as the tech unicorn likes to put it). […]

Benefits of Working on Government RFPs According to thebigword CEO (

“When you win a government RFP, you have to underwrite it. You have to deliver whether you’re losing money or making money — and it’s quite different from the private […]

SeproTec Reportedly Valued at EUR 75M in Nazca Capital Buy-Out (

Spain-based language service provider (LSP) SeproTec announced, on September 16, 2021, that private equity firm, Nazca Capital, had acquired a majority stake in the LSP and subsidiary SHIP Global IP. […]

Facebook Takes a Stab at True Speech-to-Speech Translation via Textless NLP (

Facebook is striking out its own path to achieving true speech-to-speech translation (S2ST): removing the text translation step from the very beginning and just working with audio. As previously mentioned, […]

The Onset of the Supercycle at SlatorCon Remote September 2021 (

Language industry stakeholders from around the world fired up their laptops on September 8, 2021 to join some 300 of their colleagues at SlatorCon Remote. The record turnout comprised a […]