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

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 (slator.com)

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.com)

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 (slator.com)

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’ (slator.com)

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 (slator.com)

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 (slator.com)

“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 (slator.com)

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 (slator.com)

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 (slator.com)

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 […]

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