St. Patrick’s Day: Luck O’ The Irish
St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17th, in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, who died on March 17th in the fifth century.
News: Globalization Partners International Launches 2017 Content Hub
Globalization Partners International launches new 2017 Content Hub with comprehensive translation, localization and globalization eBooks, reports, white papers, case studies and blogs.
News: Adobe, Acquia and Episerver Lead Forrester’s New WCM Report
CMS Wire recently published an article discussing the results of Forrester’s newly released WCM Wave report.
Winter Holidays around the World
Christmas is just around the corner. The next few days will be spent surrounded by family and friends, opening presents, feasting, singing carols, attending church services celebrating Jesus...
The History of Thanksgiving
We are just a couple of days away from the annual Thanksgiving celebration in the United States. This national holiday is commonly celebrated by gathering together with family and friends, cooking...
HubSpot's Inbound 2016: Post Show Recap
Last week, GPI's team, along with 19,000 other people, descended upon Boston for HubSpot's Inbound 2016 marketing conference. This was GPI's third year in a row attending Inbound and, yet again,...
News: YOLO and ‘Merica Added to the Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) recently released its quarterly update with over 1,000 new words and definitions to be included in the dictionary. Wordsmiths at the OED scour the...
Halloween Traditions around the World
Happy Halloween! In the United States, many people have been preparing for Halloween for a few weeks. We have been searching for the perfect costume, decorating our homes with skeletons, jack...
SEO for China’s Baidu
Baidu is China's largest search engine and has nearly 75% market share of the Chinese search engine market. Which means, the visibility of your website in the Chinese market depends on how well...
News: World Languages Use Similar Sounds for Common Words
A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) found that humans tend to use the same sounds when pronouncing the words for common objects and ideas,...
News: Facebook Files Patent for Machine Learning Dialect Identification
On August 28th, Facebook filed a patent for "Machine Learning Dialect Identification" with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. This smart language dialect identification system will create...
News: Alaska's Doyon Region Receives Grant to Help Save Native Languages
Doyon is one of Alaska's regional corporation and runs more than a dozen companiess. The 12.5 million acres of land in Alaska's interior they own is home to 10 ancestral languages, including nine...
News Outlets in Europe Consolidate Translation Services
As the borders between European Union countries become more political than economic, the need to communicate information effectively to a diverse audience, without incurring huge costs, has become...
Everything Marketers Need to Know About China’s WeChat
WeChat is a Chinese cross-platform instant messaging service developed by Tencent. It was first released in January 2011, and as of March 2016, WeChat had 700 million monthly active users and only...
News: Online Retailers add Brick and Mortar Stores to Boost Omni-channel Experience
For years we have seen physical shops turn to the Internet to sell their products, but it seems the tables are slowly turning back to brick and mortar stores to favor an Omni-channel experience.
News: Facebook Tests Multilingual Composer
On June 1st, Facebook began testing a new automatic translation feature that will allow users to post updates in multiple languages at the same time. The tool, which is already available for...
News: Obama on Challenges and Rewards of Globalization
On July 9, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to representatives at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland on a number of relevant topics including Brexit and globalization.
He said, "I'm not sure...
News: Spotify Localizes its Content for Asia
Spotify, a Swedish music, podcast, and video streaming service, recently formulated a strategy to expand into Asia. They currently have 100 million users worldwide.
Sunita Kaur, Managing...
News: The Official Languages of Rio 2016
The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 5-21, 2016 and 207 nations will be attending.
There are three official Olympic languages: French, English, and whatever...
News: German Court Orders WhatsApp to Translate its TOS
Even though many Germans understand English, most non-native English speakers aren't familiar with English legal terms. So when faced with the terms and conditions of an app only available in...