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The Future’s Bright, the Future’s Silicon

The Future’s Bright, the Future’s Silicon

Figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) show online sales grew at their fastest rate for three years in December – at 19.2%.

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Dog-To-English Translation in Development

Dog-To-English Translation in Development

scientists in Sweden and Finland are close to developing a dog-to-English translator

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Tech Breathes New Life into Old Tongues

Tech Breathes New Life into Old Tongues

Technology is leading the way in helping to revive old languages seemingly given up for dead

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Why Getting Translation Wrong Could Cost You

Why Getting Translation Wrong Could Cost You

Google Translate makes it easier for companies to offer translated content to customers – but many companies, organisations get it wrong.

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Last Bid to Keep 1483 Dictionary in UK

Last Bid to Keep 1483 Dictionary in UK

The 500-plus-year-old book was sold at auction in the summer to an overseas buyer for £92,500.

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Content Marketing in China

Content Marketing in China

Chinese firms expanding overseas need to ensure they have fully developed content strategies in place

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Can You Master the ‘Toughest Tongue Twister Ever’?

Can You Master the ‘Toughest Tongue Twister Ever’?

Toughest Tongue Twister Ever -- ‘Pad kid poured curd pulled cold.’

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Pharmaceutical Firm Opens New Frankfurt Office

Pharmaceutical Firm Opens New Frankfurt Office

Belgium-based research organisation ganae is pressing ahead with its long-term plans for international expansion by opening a new branch in Germany.

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How Words Can Change Reality

How Words Can Change Reality

Studying the brain could help language teaching in the future

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CBI’s New Year Message Urges Overseas Growth

CBI’s New Year Message Urges Overseas Growth

More business leaders in the UK need to “get on planes” next year and promote their products in new markets, says the head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in his new year message.

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Translation in 2013: Our Most-Read Stories

Translation in 2013: Our Most-Read Stories

Here we take a look at the translation stories that caught your attention in 2013.

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Children’s Fiction Translation Prize Launched

Children’s Fiction Translation Prize Launched

A new prize to encourage more international children’s books to be translated into the English language is being launched next month.

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Geek is 2013’s Word of the Year

Geek is 2013’s Word of the Year

"If your culture doesn’t like geeks, you are in real trouble." ~ Bill Gates

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Courses Help Interpreters Sharpen Skills

Courses Help Interpreters Sharpen Skills

Leeds Metropolitan University's School of Languages has put together a series of courses aimed at developing the skills necessary to the role of a public service interpreter

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Translation Services a ‘Vital Part’ of Healthcare Strategies

Translation Services a ‘Vital Part’ of Healthcare Strategies

Research shows that patients with no or limited English are at greater risk of medical error or misdiagnosis if they are not provided with an interpreter.

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Leading Entrepreneurs to Set up Shop in UK

Leading Entrepreneurs to Set up Shop in UK

Talented entrepreneurs from around the world are to set up shop in the UK as part of a new scheme to bring top start-ups to the country.

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Food Sellers in Sudan “Invent” the Gigabyte Sandwich

Food Sellers in Sudan “Invent” the Gigabyte Sandwich

Local markets in the capital Khartoum have been advertising the ‘One Gig’ as a means of dressing up the sandwich and make it more appealing to consumers.

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Arsene Wenger Recognised for his Dedication to Language Learning

Arsene Wenger Recognised for his Dedication to Language Learning

Arsene Wenger's dedication to language has now been recognised in a poll voted for by Guardian readers to choose a public language champion for 2013.

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How a Cat Could Help You Learn a New Language

How a Cat Could Help You Learn a New Language

The firm’s new app, CatAcademy, is a language-learning game that uses cat images to aid memory function when learning languages.

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Will Languages With No Digital Presence Die Out?

Will Languages With No Digital Presence Die Out?

A new study carried out by Andras Kornai of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences suggests that the internet is hastening the death of

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