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How Translators without Borders Is Fighting COVID-19

How Translators without Borders Is Fighting COVID-19

Amidst the global COVID-19 crisis, an information pandemic (shortened to infodemic) has also made itself known. It first gained notoriety during the SARS outbreak in 2003 and has returned once again during the current international chaos.

Subbing vs. Dubbing: Which Is Better for Global Markets?

Subbing vs. Dubbing: Which Is Better for Global Markets?

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a million. With online video consumption climbing—45% of users watch over an hour of video content per week on Facebook and YouTube, with over 500 million hours of video watched per day on YouTube alone—it is crucial to ensure your videos are accessible […]

How TikTok Can Help Take Your Brand Global

How TikTok Can Help Take Your Brand Global

TikTok has been in the news this week, after the Indian government banned the Chinese app, along with many others, over data security concerns. While it is a setback for the company, it shows their global ambitions and the reach they have built by now—a reach that marketers may still want to pay attention to.

By and For Localization Professionals: the Globally Speaking Podcast

By and For Localization Professionals: the Globally Speaking Podcast

We are pleased to announce the return of the Globally Speaking podcast. Globally Speaking is an industry-leading podcast for localization professionals hosted by localization professionals. We have made some exciting changes to our format and have booked some of the localization industry’s most innovative and exciting hosts and guests for upcoming episodes.

Can Pidgin Languages Be Used for Marketing and Advertising?

Can Pidgin Languages Be Used for Marketing and Advertising?

Pidgin languages—most simply defined as a blend of two languages—are used around the world. Official estimates of the number of pidgin languages vary, but Ethnologue lists a total of 16 pidgin languages with speakers spread around the globe. Nigerian Pidgin English, for example, has an impressive 75 million speakers in Nigeria, Haitian Creole has 12 […]

Crisis and Innovation

Crisis and Innovation

by Gwilym Roberts, Chairman, Kilburn & Strode and Costas Stephanidas, Technial Manager, RWS In this time of extraordinary change and uncertainty, reaction has been rapid, well-meaning and often effective at the individual, enterprise and nationwide level. But throughout the growth of the coronavirus pandemic, we have consistently been on the back foot. Now public attention has […]

The Future of Translation Quality Assessment: An Interview with Dr. Joss Moorkens

The Future of Translation Quality Assessment: An Interview with Dr. Joss Moorkens

In this world of growing online consumer engagement with products, there are greater volumes of content to be translated than ever before. Consumers are demanding more and more product descriptions, reviews, online help and even social media…and corporations would be wise to provide it all in multiple languages. To handle this much content and at […]

RWS Holds Webinar Discussing Results of COVID-19 Documentation Search

RWS Holds Webinar Discussing Results of COVID-19 Documentation Search

Recently, RWS aimed its crowd of over 40,000 researchers at the issue of COVID-19 asking them to submit documentation related to the treatment and development of a vaccine for the disease, sharing the results with anyone who is working towards that goal. With over 220 participants, the study was a success, highlighting the power of […]

Acquisitions of  Iconic Translation Machines, Ltd and Webdunia.com (India) Private Limited

Acquisitions of Iconic Translation Machines, Ltd and Webdunia.com (India) Private Limited

RWS Holdings plc (“RWS”, “the Group”), one of the world’s leading language, intellectual property support services and localization providers, today announces the acquisitions of Iconic Translation Machines, Ltd (“Iconic”), for an initial consideration of US$10.0m with additional deferred consideration of up to US$10.0m in RWS shares, subject to future performance and Webdunia.com (India) Private Limited […]

The Latest Localization Technology Advancements

The Latest Localization Technology Advancements

As the localization industry adapts to global challenges and changes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of exciting new technologies and the publication of important research findings continue unabated. Join us for a brief look into some of the most important recent developments.