A Babel of Asian eCommerce

Japanese may be one of the easier Asian eCommerce languages to translate – it has a considerably less challenging alphabet although there are five different writing systems to deal with – but it still poses its translation challenges. Any Asian language will, and not just because of the vastly different alphabet, more so even than…

Yappn and Hootsuite at #WPC16!

This article originally appeared on the Microsoft Technet blog. #WPC16 was a place for thousands of Microsoft partners from around the globe to learn, network and get inspired. We had the opportunity to meet with two innovative ISVs: Yappn Chief Sales Offer, Steve Taylor, and Hootsuite’s Marketing Manager, Omar Kaywan, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference…

Top Ten Ways To Celebrate 2016 International Translation Day!

Photo by Kyle Taylor on Flickr Want to have some foreign fun this Friday? Below are ten devilishly diverse ways you can celebrate the International Federation of Translators’  64th annual International Translation Day, September 30th. This year’s theme is Connecting Worlds, bringing together the world of translators and interpreters “…dedicated to one goal: Facilitating communication…

Multiple Languages Critical for the Global CEO

Why should your child learn another language? Because multiple languages are no longer just a key component in global business, they’re quickly making a huge financial success difference. Especially for the future CEO of a global company. Knowing different languages isn’t a required piece of knowledge (yet), but it is a strong advantage. Many top…

50 Awesome Language Facts

What do you call the secret language between twins? Which Far Eastern language became linked to a Native American tribe, whose members turned out to be linked to them genetically? And why is the Ayapaneco language in danger of dying out in Mexico? Answer to the last: Because neither speaker is speaking to the other.…

GLOBALIZATION VS. LOCALIZATION: The Difference

What’s the difference between globalization and localization? The meanings seem to be as fluid and changeable as a political candidate’s campaign promises. In relation to eCommerce software development, globalization, also sometimes called internationalization, refers to preparing one’s software platform to be adaptable to different countries and cultures without extensive re-engineering as your business expands. For…

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Pick Your Language! The World Is Literally Next Door

Why translate your website into another language? Because we live in a multicultural world and people are far more likely to buy from companies catering to their language. Wouldn’t you? There’s no need to start off with a United Nations of a website – pick just one, the second language, official or unofficial, of your…