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Why Your Business Needs a Social Customer Care Strategy

Why Your Business Needs a Social Customer Care Strategy

Customers are increasingly in control and organisations need to deliver the best customer service in order to maintain a competitive advantage.

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Shakespeare’s Influence on Modern English & Pronunciation

Shakespeare’s Influence on Modern English & Pronunciation

William Shakespeare is without a doubt one of the greatest writers of the English language. This article looks at Shakespear's influence on modern English and pronunciation.

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Translating Trademarks: Is Your Brand Protected?

Translating Trademarks: Is Your Brand Protected?

Trademarks of logos, designs and other visual aspects of corporate branding are accepted but what about the translation of branded expressions into other languages?

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Middle East Ecommerce: Opportunities and Challenges

Middle East Ecommerce: Opportunities and Challenges

As Google, PayPal and logistics firm Aramex announce an important ecommerce tie-up in the Middle East to empower small businesses to go online, we take a look at what it means for the region's retail landscape.

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Eponyms in the English Language

Eponyms in the English Language

The English language consists of a large amount of eponyms. An eponym is a person or a thing after which a specific discovery, place or era is named.

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Old English: The Language of the Anglo-Saxons

Old English: The Language of the Anglo-Saxons

Old English is an early form of the English language and dates from the mid-5th to late 11th century A.D. It was written and spoken by the Anglo-Saxons

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Coca-Cola Cancels Campaign Due to Translation Blunder

Coca-Cola Cancels Campaign Due to Translation Blunder

Coca-Cola has been forced to cancel a Canadian advertising campaign that combined randomly generated English and French words and displayed them on the inside of bottle tops after an woman in Edmonton, Canada received one that said “You Retard.”

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Noam Chomsky’s Interview Lost in Translation

Noam Chomsky’s Interview Lost in Translation

Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political activist, has accused the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak of fabricating parts of a recent interview with him.

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Maya-Language Soap Opera Airs in Mexico

Maya-Language Soap Opera Airs in Mexico

A unique soap opera written in the Mayan language has aired on TV in Mexico. The show, called Baktun, is the first telenovela entirely in the Mayan language.

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400 Million Chinese Can’t Speak Mandarin

400 Million Chinese Can’t Speak Mandarin

China's ruling Communist Party have stated that more than 400 million Chinese citizens are unable to speak the national language – Mandarin

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Standard English vs. Non-Standard English Dialects

Standard English vs. Non-Standard English Dialects

Standard English started as a regional dialect that developed in the southeast of England.

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Indian Car Manufacturers Look to Localisation to Increase Sales

Indian Car Manufacturers Look to Localisation to Increase Sales

With the Rupee depreciating over 20% in the last eight months, Indian car manufacturers have adopted aggressive localisation to increase sales.

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Welsh Road Sign Displays Out-of-Office Message in Translation Blunder

Welsh Road Sign Displays Out-of-Office Message in Translation Blunder

Swansea Council officials responsible for tremendous translation blunder on Welsh road sign.

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Google Works with Translators to Improve African Language Translation

Google Works with Translators to Improve African Language Translation

Google Africa has approached volunteers to request that they judge the quality of beta translations in African languages including Zulu, Igbo, Somali and Yoruba.

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Can Silicon Valley Save Our Endangered Languages?

Can Silicon Valley Save Our Endangered Languages?

Are technology companies actually helping to save endangered languages?

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Mozilla Launches Tamil Language Version of Firefox

Mozilla Launches Tamil Language Version of Firefox

Firefox, the popular web browser from the Mozilla Foundation, has been released with Tamil language support.

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Why there are so few Chinese Loan Words in the English Language

Why there are so few Chinese Loan Words in the English Language

It is peculiar how few words of Chinese origin can be found in English. Why is that?

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Tulu May Become an Official Language of India

Tulu May Become an Official Language of India

The local government of Karnataka, a state in south west India bordering Goa and Kerala, is campaigning for the local language of Tulu to be recognised as an official language.

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TranslateMedia Recognised as Leading Language Services Provider in Latest Forrester Report

TranslateMedia Recognised as Leading Language Services Provider in Latest Forrester Report

TranslateMedia is pleased to announce that it has been featured as a leading language services provider in the latest Forrester Report.

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Are Fan Translations Good or Bad?

Are Fan Translations Good or Bad?

Are fan translations (translation of media, mostly computer games, films, books and music, from one language to another) ethical?

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