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 […]

Small Projects, Big Marketplaces. Getting Clients Closer via Localized E-commerce (slator.com)

As many in the language industry know quite well, there are a million different ways localization can fail, making those could-have-been-perfect campaigns all the more frustrating for buyers and sellers […]

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 […]

Winding Path to UN Interpreting Ends (Hopefully) With Appointment (slator.com)

Interpreting for the United Nations is nothing if not high stakes. (For context, the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials are widely considered the start of professional simultaneous interpreting.) It follows, […]

Sure, Google Translate Volumes Are Staggering, But Here Are Hotter Insights From Google I/O 2021

Some weeks have passed since the keynote address at Google I/O 2021. Held in the middle of May, it included a few notable language technology-related advances; from novel assisted writing […]

To Win Over Localization Skeptics, Follow the Money, Leverage Technology – via slator.com

Faced with a localization fumble, a company can choose to retreat from new markets indefinitely, or learn from its mistakes and try again. Leading human capital management (HCM) solutions provider […]

The Components of a Successful Buyer-LSP Relationship – via slator.com

IT giant Dell was established nearly four decades ago. For about half that, it has worked with language service provider (LSP) Welocalize. At SlatorCon Remote May 2021, Dell’s Director of […]

Why Data-for-AI Providers Need a Problem-Solving Mindset – via slator.com

The fast-growing market of Data for Artificial Intelligence (AI) was the topic of discussion at SlatorCon Remote in May 2021. Experts in data-for-AI came together to discuss what makes the […]