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Smartling Presents Webinar on Engaging $1.2 Trillion U.S. Latino Market
Posted on May 16, 2013
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.
Speaking the Language: Why You Should Think Localization
Posted on May 8, 2013
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.
Smartling Completes HIPAA Security Assessment
Posted on May 8, 2013
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.
Smartling Grows Enterprise Customer Roster: Accelerates Global Expansion for YouSendIt, Glassdoor and 99designs
Posted on April 16, 2013
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.
Smartling Hires Translation Industry Veteran Nataly Kelly as Vice President of Market Development
Posted on April 4, 2013
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.
Smartling Provides Internationalization and Localization iOS Plurals Library to the Open Source Community
Posted on April 2, 2013
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.
Smartling Adds Document Translation to Cloud-based Platform: Offers one-stop hub for translating and localizing all digital content
Posted on March 18, 2013
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.
Smartling Upgrades Cloud-based Translation Management Platform: Agile Translation leader improves web toolkit and earns security certifications
Posted on February 28, 2013
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.
From Babylon to the age of agile translation
February 1, 2013, Tcworld
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.
Startups break language barriers
January 15, 2013, Crain's New York
Smartling, a four-year-old midtown firm, helps clients like Nokia more efficiently manage translations of websites and all their intricate code.
Fifteen NYC-Based Enterprise Startups to Keep an Eye On
November 21, 2012, Pando Daily
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.
How New York Start-Ups Weathered the Hurricane
October 31, 2012, Wall Street Journal
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.
Smartling Speeds Up Web Localization
August 2012, AllThingsD
A new API shows how translated content looks in context and speeds the whole process up.
Startup Helps Companies, Developers Go Global With App, Website Translation
August 1, 2012, PCWorld
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.
After Selling His First Startup To Apple And Then Flying Jets, This Guy Has An Awesome
August 1, 2012, Business Insider
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.
How To Get Users To Translate Your Website [INFOGRAPHIC]
July 20, 2012, Business Insider
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.
The Rise of Arabic on the Web
April 2012, wamda
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.
Le monopole du web bientôt chinois ?
April 2012, Civilisation 2.0
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.
24% of Web Content is Now in Chinese, Will Soon Surpass English
April 2012, Tech in Asia
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.
Like Twitter, Path is outsourcing translation to the crowd
April 2012, Venture Beat
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.
Is There Too Much English on the Internet?
March 2012, Mashable
Smartling, an enterprise translation management company, created this multilingual, interactive HTML5 infographic to show who is using the Internet today around the world.
Discover the New Frontier of the Glocal Internet on March 10, 2012 at SXSW
Posted on March 8, 2012
"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.
Multilingual Infographic: Online Populations Shifting; New Users Emerging in Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America
Posted on March 7, 2012
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.
CanaDream Launches Multilingual Website and Booking Engine Using Smartling
Posted on January 5, 2012
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.
Get Satisfaction and Smartling Join Efforts to Build Global Community Portals in Multiple Languages
Posted on December 9, 2011
Get Satisfaction and Smartling announced today a product integration and joint effort to help businesses create global community portals in the customers' preferred languages.
Smartling's Jack Welde Ensures Your Website Doesn't Get Lost In Translation
December 2011, Fast Company
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.
Top 5 Startups From New York Tech Meetup
November 2011, The NY Egotist
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.
GoPro Taps Smartling to Get Up and Running in Six New Languages in Three Weeks
Posted on November 17, 2011
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.
New York's Smartling Crowned 'Favorite' Of Silicon Valley-Dominated FASTech 50
November 2011, Wall Street Journal
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.
Tout le monde (des affaires) en parle
November 2011, Les Affaires
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.
Smartling Awarded "FASTech Favorite" At Prestigious Dow Jones Venturewire Conference
Posted on November 10, 2011
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.
Multilingual Marketing Is Migliore!
October 2011, CMO
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?
Smartling CEO Jack Welde: Translating Content Is The New Having A Web Presence | Fast Company
October 2011, 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.
Google Translate: Android App. Adds 14 Languages
October 2011, International Business Times
Google Translate's "Conversation Mode" Andorid app. can now translate speech back and forth in 14 languages.
Smartling Offering Free Version of Software
October 2011, PC Mag
If you're a small business owner or entrepreneur who sells goods or services online, there's something you need to know about language.
Smartling - una buena solucion para ofrecer una web en varios idiomas
October 2011, wwwhat's new
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.
Cloud translation service Smartling gets a smarter platform
October 2011, CloudBeat
Web site translation service Smartling has simplified its offering to make it even easier for small businesses to translate their web sites.
Website Translation Service Smartling Debuts New Self-Service Platform
Posted on October 12, 2011
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.
Smartling Helps You Make Your App or Website Multilingual
October 2011, The Next Web
Smartling, a New York City startup, bills itself as a "Translation Delivery Network (TDN)".
After Attracting SurveyMonkey and Foursquare, Smartling Translation Targets Small Businesses
October 2011, TechCocktail
Smartling, the language translation service for websites and apps that we previously covered, has launched a new service for small businesses today.
Smartling Now Lets Any-Sized Online Business Go Multilingual
Posted on October 12, 2011
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.
Smartling and SurveyMonkey to Speak at Localization World
Posted on October 6, 2011
Jack Welde, Smartling CEO, and Minna King, SurveyMonkey vice president, Internationalization will present at the semi-annual Localization World conference.
Web Translation Made Simple
October 2011, INC Magazine
The skinny on a new Web-based service that can translate websites into more than 50 foreign languages.
Smartling Named to VentureWire FASTech 50: Most Innovative Start-Ups
Posted on September 12, 2011
Smartling, the New York City-based Translation Delivery Network (TDN) company, was selected to the prestigious Dow Jones VentureWire FASTech 50.
Smartling Strengthens Executive Team to Further Company Growth
Posted on August 9, 2011
Vice President of Sales, Client Services and Marketing Join Effort To Help Clients Enter New Language Markets.
CloudFlare and Smartling Team Up; Make the Web Safer, Faster and Multilingual
Posted on August 5, 2011
CloudFlare Offers Smartling as App and Deploys Internally; CloudFlare Community Translating www.cloudflare.com into 27 Languages.
CloudFlare partners with Smartling to deliver faster sites with real-time translation
August 2011, VentureBeat
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.
Smartling Partners With CloudFlare To Package Security And Language Translation For Users
August 2011, TechCrunch
TechCrunch Disrupt finalist CloudFlare is teaming up with realtime website translation service Smartling to allow users to translate their websites into any language.
Smartling, A Language Translation Engine for the Web, Raises $10M
July 2011, AllThingsD
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.
Smartling Gets $10M to Expand Crowdsourced Translations
July 2011, GigaOm
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.
Tech Talk Podcast: Lion
July 2011, The New York Times
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.
Smartling Makes Translation Affordable with $10M in Funding
July 2011, VentureBeat
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.
Smartling Raises $10 Million to Make Every Website Multilingual
Posted on July 27, 2011
Funding Accelerates Strategy to Disrupt Web and Mobile App Translation Market.
Why Crowdsourcing Works for Going Global
June 2011, Business Insider
…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.
CloudFlare Offers Smartling Translation Delivery Network as New Service
Posted on May 25, 2011
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.
Smartling Secures US$4 Million in First Funding Round Led by Venrock
Posted on March 18, 2010
Smartling, Inc., a provider of real-time, crowdsourced translations for Internet based businesses, announced today that it has secured a US$ 4 million Series A round of investment.