The Power of Language or; Why North Korea Banned Sarcasm

September 14, 2016

News broke this past week that sarcastic language is now banned in North Korea. In a series of mass meetings held over the month of August, representatives of the government warned citizens that phrases such as “this is all America’s fault” are…

Apple's (Embarrassing) Translation Mistake and Other Marketing Blunders

September 13, 2016

As if Apple hasn’t already gotten enough slack recently for not incorporating a headphone jack into its newest iPhone, things got worse last week. Quite a bit worse.

The Voynich Manuscript: Crowdsourcing Failure or Hoax?

September 08, 2016

Translation crowdsourcing has its setbacks, but you’d think the practice could produce an accurate linguistic rendering over the span of 600 years.

How to Combine Human Translators with Machine Technologies

September 08, 2016

The process of one person translating from one language into another, especially when it involves corporate and legal documents, can be very slow and belabored. In a multinational and multilingual investigation that requires hundreds or thousands…

Machine Translation: A Beginner's Guide

September 07, 2016

As new technology continues to improve, we are offered more digital innovations to make tasks easier and more efficient. This is especially true in the world of translation. Machine translation has found a cozy spot in the industry, enabling…

[Deep Dive] Translating Global Internal Investigations, Ethics and Compliance Materials

August 26, 2016

It seems like every time I read the Wall Street Journal, I see those four dirty words that make global corporations cringe: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). According to The FCPA Blog, 87 companies appear on the FCPA corporate investigations…

2016 EU IVD and MD Regulations at a Glance

August 19, 2016

By Maurizio Suppo, Principal Consultant, Qarad

Starbucks Deserves A Gold Card For Localization

June 28, 2016

Operating in 72 countries and territories with more than 20,000 locations, Starbucks has unprecedented global brand recognition. The white cup with the green logo and brown sleeve is on the forefront of international expansion as stores open…

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