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Posted on February 26, 2014Will Spanish Help You Reach the U.S. Hispanic Market? It Depends
The Hispanic market will represent $1.5 trillion in purchasing power by 2015 and 30% of the U.S. population by 2050. A study from the Pew Hispanic Center shows that 82% of Latino adults in the U.S. speak Spanish, and 95% believe it’s important for future generations to continue to do so.
Posted on February 13, 2014Smartling Debuts Partner Program Enabling Translation Providers to Easily Translate Websites, Mobile Apps, and Digital Content
Smartling, the cloud-based enterprise translation software company, today announced the Smartling Referral Partner Program, offering language service providers the ability to extend a powerful platform for website globalization, mobile app localization and digital content translation to their customers and prospects.
Posted on November 11, 2013Smartling Expands Executive Team to Support Accelerated Growth: Adds Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President of Talent
While some businesses slow down in Q4, Smartling is ramping up the executive team and getting ready for a hyper-growth year in 2014.
Posted on October 9, 2013Smartling Secures $24 Million in Series C Funding; Cloud-Based Translation Software Company Disrupts Language Services Industry
Smartling, the cloud-based enterprise translation software company, announced today a $24 million Series C funding round, led by new investor Tenaya Capital.
Posted on October 9, 2013Cloud Translation Service Smartling Raises $24M to Help Enterprises Globalize Their Content
Smartling is announcing today that it has raised an additional $24 million led by Tenaya Capital, which will help it to focus more on large enterprise customers.
Posted on October 9, 2013Smartling Raises $24 Million to Translate Everything Online
Smartling, the cloud-based enterprise translation software company, announced today a $24 million Series C funding round, led by new investor Tenaya Capital.
Posted on August 27, 2013Smartling Extends Global Reach for Three New Customers: Twilio, Shutterstock, and Optimizely
Smartling, the cloud-based enterprise translation management company, today announced three new enterprise customers -- Twilio (www.twilio.com), Shutterstock (www.shutterstock.com) and Optimizely (www.optimizely.com) -- who are breaking the language barrier with the Smartling Translation Management System (TMS).
Posted on August 26, 2013Multilinguals get the jobs
Language virtuosos are the social glue for businesses hoping to connect with customers around the globe.
Posted on July 10, 2013Cultural Beliefs and Global Marketing by the Numbers
Check out Smartling's newest infographic about numerical superstitions around the globe, and read the full article by Nataly Kelly, Smartling's VP of Market Development.
Posted on June 25, 2013Smartling Partners With Taghreedat, the Leading Arabic Digital Crowd-Sourcing Community, to Increase Online Information Access
Smartling, Inc., the cloud-based enterprise translation management company, today announced a partnership with Taghreedat (www.taghreedat.com), an international Arabic digital content crowd-sourcing community-building initiative and the largest Arabic crowd-sourcing initiative in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, to increase digital content in the Arabic language.
Posted on June 24, 2013"Either you will be a global company, or you won't be a company"
Part of the explanation for consumer Internet companies' massive valuations this time around has been that there are more than a billion people online, and it's never been possible to reach such a large audience so quickly.
Posted on June 12, 2013TBW interviews Nataly Kelly, VP of Market Development at Smartling, Inc.
Check out the TBW (The Big Wave of language technology) interview with Nataly Kelly, VP of Market Development at Smartling, Inc.
Posted on May 31, 201313 Companies That Could Be New York’s Next Billion-Dollar Exit
Smartling listed amongst 10gen, Etsy, Kickstarter and more as New York City startups poised for a billion-dollar exit.
Posted on May 29, 2013Smartling Takes Translation High-Tech
Smartling CEO and Founder Jack Welde discusses the company’s translation software with Jon Erlichman on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”
Posted on May 28, 2013Google Translate’s Gender Problem (And Bing Translate’s, And Systran’s…)
Google Translate and other popular translation platforms often provide unintentionally sexist translations where, among other things, doctors are men and teachers are women.
Posted on May 16, 2013Smartling Presents Webinar on Engaging $1.2 Trillion U.S. Latino Market
Smartling, Inc. presents a webinar "Engaging the U.S. Latino Market: Digital Strategies, Ethnic Plurality, and Enormous Potential" with the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), an international non-profit industry association for companies that provide localization, language and technology services, Thursday, May 16 at 11:00 am Eastern Time.
Posted on May 8, 2013Speaking the Language: Why You Should Think Localization
Looking to go global? The hard part might be tailoring that approach for each country. Fortunately, localization options exist for both the web and social media—and they can help you expand your online reach in new regions.
Posted on May 8, 2013Smartling Completes HIPAA Security Assessment
Smartling, Inc., the cloud-based enterprise translation management company, today announced it has earned compliance with the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for its software services.
Posted on April 16, 2013Smartling Grows Enterprise Customer Roster: Accelerates Global Expansion for YouSendIt, Glassdoor and 99designs
Smartling, the cloud-based enterprise translation management company, today announced three new customers — YouSendIt, Glassdoor and 99designs — using its flagship platform to manage their fast-expanding translation and localization needs.
Posted on April 4, 2013Smartling Hires Translation Industry Veteran Nataly Kelly as Vice President of Market Development
Smartling, the cloud-based enterprise translation management company, today announced Nataly Kelly, noted translation industry research expert, author, interpreter, translator and consultant, has joined the company as Vice President of Market Development.
Posted on April 2, 2013Smartling Provides Internationalization and Localization iOS Plurals Library to the Open Source Community
Smartling, the cloud-based enterprise translation management company, today announced an open source linguistic plurals library for internationalization and localization (i18n), allowing Objective-C developers to seamlessly integrate plural strings into Apple iOS applications.
Posted on March 18, 2013Smartling Adds Document Translation to Cloud-based Platform: Offers one-stop hub for translating and localizing all digital content
Smartling, the cloud-based enterprise translation management company, today announced translation support for a full range of business documents, creating the first full-service, integrated platform for translating and localizing online and offline content.
Posted on February 28, 2013Smartling Upgrades Cloud-based Translation Management Platform: Agile Translation leader improves web toolkit and earns security certifications
Smartling, the first cloud-based enterprise translation management platform, today announced significant improvements to their flagship Translation Management System (TMS), along with PCI Level 1 and SOC2 security certifications.
February 1, 2013, TcworldFrom Babylon to the age of agile translation
Ever since the Tower of Babel, people have sought to overcome language barriers. In those days, news was shared via word-of-mouth at the pace of the swiftest runner. Fast-forward a few thousand years, and information travels around the world at the speed of light via the cloud, consumed by users on the Web and on mobile devices.
January 15, 2013, Crain's New YorkStartups break language barriers
Smartling, a four-year-old midtown firm, helps clients like Nokia more efficiently manage translations of websites and all their intricate code.
November 21, 2012, Pando DailyFifteen NYC-Based Enterprise Startups to Keep an Eye On
At the September NYETM, CEO Jack Welde said that “three-quarters of a million people log onto the internet for the first time every day.” Smartling was founded on the belief that content localization needs a modern twist.
October 31, 2012, Wall Street JournalHow New York Start-Ups Weathered the Hurricane
As Hurricane Sandy swept New York this week, it flooded the city’s transit systems, closed schools, and left millions without power, phone or Internet access. In a characteristic fashion, start-ups in the city tried to work throughout, with many running fully, or close to it, by Tuesday.
August 2012, AllThingsDSmartling Speeds Up Web Localization
A new API shows how translated content looks in context and speeds the whole process up.
August 1, 2012, PCWorldStartup Helps Companies, Developers Go Global With App, Website Translation
Startup Smartling is hoping to court mobile application developers and global companies vexed by the challenge of translating their products, advertisements and websites into multiple languages, with a new cloud-based software platform announced Wednesday.
August 1, 2012, Business InsiderAfter Selling His First Startup To Apple And Then Flying Jets, This Guy Has An Awesome
New York startup Smartling is solving a really tough problem for some of the world’s hottest tech companies. It lets them quickly translate their Web and mobile apps into up to 100 languages.
July 20, 2012, Business InsiderHow To Get Users To Translate Your Website [INFOGRAPHIC]
Companies that want to expand globally need to reach new audiences online. But it can get expensive to hire talent to translate their websites into other languages.
April 2012, wamdaThe Rise of Arabic on the Web
It took 30 years for 2 billion people to come online, but 1 billion more will come online in the next 4 years, according to Smartling's overview of the multilingual web.
April 2012, Civilisation 2.0Le monopole du web bientôt chinois ?
Un schéma montre que les Chinois vont bientôt dépasser la langue anglaise pour devenir la langue dominante du web. À la fin de l'année 2011, 27% du contenu de la toile était en anglais, tandis que 24% était en chinois.
April 2012, Tech in Asia24% of Web Content is Now in Chinese, Will Soon Surpass English
A new infographic shows that Chinese will soon overtake English as the dominant language online. At the end of 2011, 27 percent of web content was in English, while 24 percent was in Chinese. Despite that, the graphic's creators, the translation management platform Smartling, lament that the web is still too monolingual, with "56 percent of online content [being] English-only." It calls for a more multilingual approach to the web.
April 2012, Venture BeatLike Twitter, Path is outsourcing translation to the crowd
Path, the less-is-more social app that lets you connect with only 150 friends at a time, is coming soon to 20 new languages, thanks to the translation power of the crowd.
March 2012, MashableIs There Too Much English on the Internet?
Smartling, an enterprise translation management company, created this multilingual, interactive HTML5 infographic to show who is using the Internet today around the world.
Posted on March 8, 2012Discover the New Frontier of the Glocal Internet on March 10, 2012 at SXSW
"Discover the New Frontier of the Glocal Internet" at the SXSW Interactive conference. As part of SXSW Startup Village, the panel will focus on how to leverage today's mega-trends - social, local, mobile and the cloud - to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new Internet.
Posted on March 7, 2012Multilingual Infographic: Online Populations Shifting; New Users Emerging in Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America
Smartling, the Enterprise Translation Management company, released an interactive infographic today that examines the emerging global Web and its impact on how Internet users across the globe exchange ideas, connect with each other, and shop in languages beyond English.
Posted on January 5, 2012CanaDream Launches Multilingual Website and Booking Engine Using Smartling
CanaDream, a Canadian travel and tourism company, has introduced French and German versions of its website and online reservation system, using Smartling's software platform.
Posted on December 9, 2011Get Satisfaction and Smartling Join Efforts to Build Global Community Portals in Multiple Languages
Get Satisfaction and Smartling announced today a product integration and joint effort to help businesses create global community portals in the customers' preferred languages.
December 2011, Fast CompanySmartling's Jack Welde Ensures Your Website Doesn't Get Lost In Translation
Smartling, a translation delivery network that helps companies large and small translate their websites into other languages using a variety of tactics including professional translators, volunteer translators, and computer translation.
November 2011, The NY EgotistTop 5 Startups From New York Tech Meetup
Smartling is a software that extracts content from a page to translate, and makes the translation super easy to integrate. You can use a free translator, crowdsource the translation, or, hire a real translator.
Posted on November 17, 2011GoPro Taps Smartling to Get Up and Running in Six New Languages in Three Weeks
Smartling, the Translation Delivery Network (TDN) company, is announcing that GoPro, the world's leading activity image capture company, has introduced its website in six new languages using the Smartling cloud-based platform.
November 2011, Wall Street JournalNew York's Smartling Crowned 'Favorite' Of Silicon Valley-Dominated FASTech 50
VentureWire's FASTech conference this week featured a hand-picked roster of 50 technology start-ups deemed "most innovative," and not surprisingly a majority make their homes in the San Francisco Bay area. But it was a start-up 2,900 miles away in New York that took top honors at this Silicon Valley confab.
November 2011, Les AffairesTout le monde (des affaires) en parle
Disposer d'un site Web, c'est bien. Le proposer en plusieurs langues, c'est mieux. Les entreprises d'ici l'ont bien compris, surtout que de nouveaux outils de traduction sont désormais à leur portée.
Posted on November 10, 2011Smartling Awarded "FASTech Favorite" At Prestigious Dow Jones Venturewire Conference
Smartling, the Translation Delivery Network (TDN) company, was named "FASTech Favorite" at the prestigious Dow Jones VentureWire FASTech 50, which honors the fifty most innovative start-ups in the United States.
October 2011, CMOMultilingual Marketing Is Migliore!
Personalizing your marketing is a powerful, competitive advantage in today's online--and, thus, global--marketplace. And what's more personal than conversing with someone in their native tongue?
October 2011, Fast CompanySmartling CEO Jack Welde: Translating Content Is The New Having A Web Presence | Fast Company
A New York City translation tech venture, Smartling, today released a host of new features and services to help users translate their websites, mobile, and other digital content into many languages, quickly, affordably, and accurately.
October 2011, International Business TimesGoogle Translate: Android App. Adds 14 Languages
Google Translate's "Conversation Mode" Andorid app. can now translate speech back and forth in 14 languages.
October 2011, PC MagSmartling Offering Free Version of Software
If you're a small business owner or entrepreneur who sells goods or services online, there's something you need to know about language.
October 2011, wwwhat's newSmartling - una buena solucion para ofrecer una web en varios idiomas
Existen varias extensiones y sistemas que permiten realizar traducciones automáticas del contenido que publicamos en la web, permitiendo así alcanzar mayor cantidad de lectores y aumentar las visitas de nuestros sitios.
October 2011, CloudBeatCloud translation service Smartling gets a smarter platform
Web site translation service Smartling has simplified its offering to make it even easier for small businesses to translate their web sites.
Posted on October 12, 2011Website Translation Service Smartling Debuts New Self-Service Platform
Realtime website translation service Smartling is debuting a new self service version of its platform that caters to small businesses as well as large companies.
October 2011, The Next WebSmartling Helps You Make Your App or Website Multilingual
Smartling, a New York City startup, bills itself as a "Translation Delivery Network (TDN)".
October 2011, TechCocktailAfter Attracting SurveyMonkey and Foursquare, Smartling Translation Targets Small Businesses
Smartling, the language translation service for websites and apps that we previously covered, has launched a new service for small businesses today.
Posted on October 12, 2011Smartling Now Lets Any-Sized Online Business Go Multilingual
Smartling, the Translation Delivery Network (TDN) company, today released a series of new features and platform enhancements that now let any online business—large or small—go multilingual in minutes.
Posted on October 6, 2011Smartling and SurveyMonkey to Speak at Localization World
Jack Welde, Smartling CEO, and Minna King, SurveyMonkey vice president, Internationalization will present at the semi-annual Localization World conference.
October 2011, INC MagazineWeb Translation Made Simple
The skinny on a new Web-based service that can translate websites into more than 50 foreign languages.
Posted on September 12, 2011Smartling Named to VentureWire FASTech 50: Most Innovative Start-Ups
Smartling, the New York City-based Translation Delivery Network (TDN) company, was selected to the prestigious Dow Jones VentureWire FASTech 50.
Posted on August 9, 2011Smartling Strengthens Executive Team to Further Company Growth
Vice President of Sales, Client Services and Marketing Join Effort To Help Clients Enter New Language Markets.
Posted on August 5, 2011CloudFlare and Smartling Team Up; Make the Web Safer, Faster and Multilingual
CloudFlare Offers Smartling as App and Deploys Internally; CloudFlare Community Translating www.cloudflare.com into 27 Languages.
August 2011, VentureBeatCloudFlare partners with Smartling to deliver faster sites with real-time translation
CloudFlare on Friday announced that it has partnered with translation service Smartling to make it possible to translate CloudFlare-optimized web sites in real time.
August 2011, TechCrunchSmartling Partners With CloudFlare To Package Security And Language Translation For Users
TechCrunch Disrupt finalist CloudFlare is teaming up with realtime website translation service Smartling to allow users to translate their websites into any language.
July 2011, AllThingsDSmartling, A Language Translation Engine for the Web, Raises $10M
Smartling describes itself as a Translation Delivery Network, and uses the cloud to give sites the tools they need to easily serve up their pages in pretty much any language.
July 2011, GigaOmSmartling Gets $10M to Expand Crowdsourced Translations
Smartling, a New York City-based start-up focused on enabling websites and apps to go multilingual, has raised $10 million to ramp up its localization tools.
July 2011, The New York TimesTech Talk Podcast: Lion
The Web may be global but for some sites, it’s tough to leap the language barrier. J.D. Biersdorfer chats with Jack Welde, the chief executive of Smartling, a Web site translation company, about how his company uses the cloud and crowdsourcing to globalize a site.
July 2011, VentureBeatSmartling Makes Translation Affordable with $10M in Funding
You can be in India on one page and Brazil the next. However, translation can be costly for small content publishers. Translation software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, Smartling, wants to change that.
Posted on July 27, 2011Smartling Raises $10 Million to Make Every Website Multilingual
Funding Accelerates Strategy to Disrupt Web and Mobile App Translation Market.
June 2011, Business InsiderWhy Crowdsourcing Works for Going Global
…With the right tools, and the right crowd, businesses can indeed achieve high-quality results at a fraction of the cost of traditional human translation.
Posted on May 25, 2011CloudFlare Offers Smartling Translation Delivery Network as New Service
Smartling, a software company dedicated to making the Web multilingual, today announced that CloudFlare is offering the Smartling Translation Delivery Network as a new service.
Posted on March 18, 2010Smartling Secures US$4 Million in First Funding Round Led by Venrock
Smartling, Inc., a provider of real-time, crowdsourced translations for Internet based businesses, announced today that it has secured a US$ 4 million Series A round of investment.
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