3 Global Trends Influencing Innovation in the Language Industry

Posted on: November 21st, 2015 by MediaLocate

3 Global Trends Influencing Innovation in the Language Industry. The Rise of Speech As mobile users interact with their devices more and more through speech, speech translation technology will enable users to interact with each other through their devices, across language barriers. In fact, market research firm Tractica predicts that annual revenues of speech technology […]

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7 Key Questions to Determine the Maturity of Your Language Service Provider

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by MediaLocate

7 Key Questions to Determine the Maturity of Your Language Service Provider. Industry analysts estimate over 20,000 language service providers (LSPs) across the world. With so many options, how do you differentiate between them? How do you know which LSP will best meet your needs? One way is to evaluate the maturity of your LSP. […]

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3 Reasons You Should Listen To Your Global Customers

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by MediaLocate

3 Reasons You Should Listen To Your Global Customers. There is quite a bit of talk in the localization industry these days about reviewing translations in-house and having native speakers judge translation quality. Entire programs are set up around this notion, separate teams are hired and trained, additional pre-release review steps are built into the […]

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3 Reasons Why Your Website May Sink Your International Profits

Posted on: September 14th, 2015 by MediaLocate

3 Reasons Why Your Website May Sink Your International Profits As a leading language services provider (LSP), we see our share of websites, products, and documents ready to go global. While most of the time it’s clear that the branding will work worldwide, sometimes a “ready-to-go” project comes to us and we need to call […]

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Sample Translations, aka Pandora’s Box

Posted on: August 7th, 2015 by MediaLocate

SAMPLE TRANSLATIONS, AKA PANDORA’S BOX Have you ever sent someone a document and asked for feedback, all the while dreading that they would tear it apart? Well, the same thing can happen with translations. After all, translations are really just another type of written document and everyone can have an opinion. Sometimes, asking people to […]

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MediaLocate Ranked Among North America’s Top Language Services Providers

Posted on: July 27th, 2015 by MediaLocate

MediaLocate Ranked Among North America’s Top Language Services Providers Independent market research firm, Common Sense Advisory, recognizes MediaLocate as a leader in $38.16 billion global industry (Pacific Grove, CA) – MediaLocate announced today its official ranking as one of the largest language services providers (LSPs) in the translation and interpreting industry. Issued July 2015 by […]

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MediaLocate Releases Drupal Translation Automation Connector

Posted on: July 10th, 2015 by MediaLocate

MediaLocate Releases Drupal Translation Automation Connector. Today, MediaLocate launches a new Translation Management Automation (TMA) connector, a module that helps web content and marketing professionals manage translations directly from Drupal. Users are able to select content, request translations and, once the translations are complete, automatically import them into each locale, ready for approval by in-country […]

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Machine Translation: Magic, Myth, or Just Plain Math?

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by MediaLocate

Machine Translation (MT)  explained in layman’s terms. Machine Translation:  Magic, Myth, or Just Plain Math? Machine Translation, MT,  is nothing new. Many companies deploy MT as part of their global outreach strategy. However, MT expectations and understanding can vary widely across the industry. So we thought: “Why not put together a series of short, informational […]

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7 Reasons Why Your Translation Review is Skidding off the Rails

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by MediaLocate

Reviewing the quality of any outsourced deliverables should be central to any company’s success. After all, your reputation depends on your ability to produce the highest possible quality of goods and services so you can not only meet your customers’ expectations, but also ensure that they come back. In the case of translation review, there […]

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The Tale of the Graceful Squid

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by MediaLocate

MediaLocate translates and localizes all kinds of content. One customer may require that we translate a biochemistry patent from one language into another, while another customer may need us to localize their online casual gaming site from English into 12 other languages. Then there are the projects that are a bit closer to home and […]

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Monterey to Host Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by MediaLocate

The City of Monterey, California, officially designated as “The Language Capital of the World®,” has announced that its first annual Cultural Festival will take place at Customs House Plaza on May 2 and 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MediaLocate is proud to be a sponsor of this event that celebrates and honors […]

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Zero-Defect EN-Certification for MediaLocate

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by MediaLocate

“We did it again!” announced Quality and Systems Engineering Manager, Vilma Campos, to the MediaLocate Quality Committee on Monday. “We have aced our EN-15038:2006 audit and will be recommended for continuation of our  certification.”  This is the second year in a row MediaLocate has passed the annual audit with zero non-conformances in this standard. The […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly…. A Shoot-Out with an Online Translation Provider

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by MediaLocate

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly…. A Shoot-Out with an Online Translation Provider We previously wrote about online translation portals that promise cutting-edge translation platforms, automated project management, and scalable workflows. This time around we thought we’d look at another breed of translation player emerging on the scene. As part of a growing trend, […]

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Jeff Wood: A Legend Retires

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by MediaLocate

A Legend Retires: Announcement made at 2015 MIIS Career Fair. More than 200 students and alumni of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), formerly known as the Monterey Institute of International Studies, attended this year’s Translation, Interpretation & Localization Management Career Fair 2015. The Career Fair, which took place on February 27th […]

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4 Empowering Localization Tips on Video Source Files

Posted on: March 11th, 2015 by MediaLocate

Video content is king! That is, if you know where your source files are. Videos and multimedia presentations are drastically changing the way we consume information today. From advertising, branding, corporate presentations and product descriptions to instructional, educational, and training materials, video is quickly replacing written content … not just here in the US, but […]

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Control Your Terminology, Right out of the Gate!

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 by MediaLocate

Control Your Terminology, Right out of the Gate! Your company already has a strong, savvy localization management team. You’re happy with your translation provider and eager to bring new products and divisions under your localization umbrella. And yet…you’ve noticed something is amiss. Inconsistencies are creeping in to your materials, and budgets and timelines are being […]

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The best thing you can give someone is a chance.

Posted on: December 23rd, 2014 by MediaLocate

The best thing you can give someone is a chance. Meet Jovanni Rodriguez. Jovanni joined MediaLocate earlier this year through an organization called College Living Experience. Jovanni suffered a brain injury as a result of a biking accident about 10 years ago, but has since made steady progress towards independent living and is doing a terrific job […]

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Are Your Banner Ads Clicking With Your Worldwide Customers?

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by MediaLocate

Are your banner ads clicking with your worldwide customers? Web banner ads are an important part of any company’s online marketing efforts. Banners help promote a company’s brand, can lead to substantial sales increases, and can be tailored to specific markets and demographics. A banner promoting a new car in the United States may contain […]

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Monterey trademarks ‘Language Capital of the World’

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by MediaLocate

The county is now, officially, the “Language Capital of the World.” As announced in the Monterey Herald this morning, the trademarked slogan was approved by the Library of Congress after a comment period came and went, Monterey Deputy City Manager Danial Pick announced last week. With its renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and Jazz Festival, historic Cannery Row, beautiful beaches, fine […]

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Self-Source, Crowd-Source, or Outsource?

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by MediaLocate

Self-Source, Crowd-Source, or Outsource? Smart-Sourcing Your Translation Team. You are discussing your company’s plans for international expansion. You and your team know what it’s like to launch products, to conduct market research and to make sure all of the infrastructure and processes are in place for a successful launch of your products and services. You […]

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MediaLocate Raises $2,360 for Walk to End Alzheimers

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by MediaLocate

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Team MediaLocate participated in the annual “Walk to End Alzheimers” in Monterey, CA and raised over $2,300 to help fight Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and […]

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Where in the World was MediaLocate this Summer?

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by MediaLocate

At MediaLocate we don’t just connect the world, we also travel it! As part of MediaLocate’s “We speak Human” culture, we wanted to show you the human side of MediaLocate, namely introduce you to a few of the people who make our company what it is. As we now head into fall, let’s take a […]

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Localization Maturity Model: Are You Stuck in the Mud?

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by MediaLocate

How mature is your localization process? Are you feeling pressure to improve things and running into resistance from other departments and managers in your company? Maybe it’s time to ask your vendor for some help in getting to the next level. In this blog post, we will talk about the Localization Maturity Model (LMM) and […]

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Translation Beyond Words

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by MediaLocate

“Localizability”?  Is that even a real word? Most of the time you can send your documents to a language services provider, get the translations back, and are done. The file is clean, the words are translated, all of the numbers match, the graphics fit, and that’s that. But for some projects, what is needed is […]

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MediaLocate Offices Expand and Flourish

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by MediaLocate

Expanded Offices in Florida and New Jersey, New Offices in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Pacific Grove, Calif.- (August 26, 2014)  Less than one year after MediaLocate’s first East Coast office launches in Florida and New Jersey, the company announced today that both of those offices have relocated into new larger facilities and that […]

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Before Your Company “Sails the Seven Seas”…

October 6, 2017

Before Your Company “Sails the Seven Seas,” Consider These Essential ”Seven Cs”: Seven Core Components of a Successful Global Product Launch Effective website, product or media globalization goes well beyond translation of your English content. In order to compete in the global market place, globalization services must address the needs of target locales, while concurrently […]

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