3 Reasons Why Localization Teams Should Be Thinking about Language Operations – via slator.com

Organizations are investing in multilingual operations as their customer base grows globally. As just one example, cross-border ecommerce transactions grew 21% in 2020 during the pandemic. Beyond ecommerce alone, every organization has become borderless with the rise of work-from-anywhere. Many teams turn to services like localization to make sure that their...

How the PRO Act Could Affect 250,000 US Language Professionals – via slator.com

Over 50 participants joined the Association of Language Companies (ALC) for its annual advocacy event, ALC on the Hill, to lobby US politicians on issues relevant to the language industry. The campaign, which wrapped up on March 19, 2021, consisted of virtual meetings with 70 offices from 17 states, the...

Language Industry Hires at LanguageLoop, Apostroph, Plint, and Dyade – via slator.com

Big isn’t always best, and taking “a boutique approach” or adding “that little extra bit of flexibility and agility” can bring in more business for a language service provider (LSP).This is especially true in a market where bigger players are consolidating, and during crises such as Covid, according to the...

Language Connect Rebrands to THG Fluently – via slator.com

Global LSP Language Connect has now officially rebranded to THG Fluently, with the launch of its new website, www.thgfluently.com.    Part of technology and consumer brands group THG plc, the newly rebranded THG Fluently has been a key player in the language service industry since it was founded in 2003 and...

6CONNEX to Partner with Interprefy to Help Clients Host Large Scale Events in Any Language – via slator.com

San Antonio, TX (March 3, 2021) –  6Connex, a leading provider of virtual environment solutions, announced today a new agreement to partner with Interprefy, a leader in cloud-based remote simultaneous interpretation solutions, as the company releases its latest product enhancements.  With digital events now playing an increasingly critical role in...

Hugging Face Raises USD 40m for Natural Language Processing Platform – via slator.com

Hugging Face, a machine learning startup with headquarters in Paris and New York, raised USD 40m in a series B round that closed March 11, 2021. As reported by VentureBeat, VC firm Addition led the round, with Lux Capital, A.Capital, and Betaworks participating. Notable individual investors included Dev Ittycheria, CEO...

Language I/O Founders Heather Shoemaker and Kaarina Kvaavik on USD 5m Series A – via slator.com

Language I/O Co-founders Heather Shoemaker (CEO) and Kaarina Kvaavik (CBO) join SlatorPod this week to discuss their newly announced Series A round, channel partnerships with CRM systems, expanding beyond their core multilingual customer support offering, and the future of subscription-based pricing models. The two duo join SlatorPod fresh off their...