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Life Sciences Consolidation Continues as Welocalize Buys Global Language Solutions
Welocalize CEO Smith Yewell told us earlier this month his firm had purchased Global Language Solutions. Why is this deal interesting? Announced this morning, it is the company's 17th purchase of an LSP since 2000, its second this year in the highly contested life sciences sector, and brings together two of the 50 largest providers in the language industry

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Global Brands Continue to Expand Language Coverage in 2016
How many languages does your brand speak? Here is compelling evidence linking global business success with website multilingualism. Analyzing the options found on the world’s 2,657 most prominent websites in 2016, CSA Research discovered that: Prominent sites feature an increasing plurality of languages. This year, we find 170

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Welocalize Acquires Nova for Global Reach and Another Regulated Industry
Welocalize CEO Smith Yewell called us two weeks ago to brief us on the acquisition of Nova Language Services. It is the U.S. company's 16th purchase of a smaller LSP since 2000, and its second since recapitalizing nearly a year ago. We discussed: The acquisition. Nova is a language service provider based in Barcelona, Spain. It has been in

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RWS Acquires CTi to Grow U.S. and Life Sciences Presence
We spoke with company chairman Andrew Brode about the RWS acquisition of Corporate Translations Inc. (CTi), an LSP in the United States specializing in life sciences and linguistic validation. RWS (#7 on our list of the 100 largest LSPs) is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. It's in a quiet period pending release of its fiscal year

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The What and Why of the Global Survey of the Language Services and Technology Market
Common Sense Advisory’s annual study of the language services and technology market is now in its 10th year. In this blog post, we’d like to explain what the survey is about and why it’s important to the industry – and to you.  What is the survey about? Each year, more than 1,000 LSPs from across the globe take the survey

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The 2013 “State of the Industry” Survey is Open!
Common Sense Advisory today launched its annual survey of the global language services market. Now in its eighth year, the survey captures comprehensive data related to language services and technology. Why should you participate? Receive a free report. All qualified respondents will receive a copy of the report we published in May of last year

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Uptick in U.S. Manufacturing to Continue in 2013
Apple recently announced that it will resume manufacturing in the U.S. in 2013. It joins other U.S.-based companies, such as GE, Otis Elevator, and Whirlpool, which over the last year have announced similar decisions. Executives and logistics teams appear to be coming up a bit short as they re-run their calculations to reflect rising labor rates, higher

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Our Most Comprehensive Global Market Study Yet
Reviewing your final numbers for 2010? We’re ready to take a look at them too. It’s time to kick off our annual study of the global market for language services and technology. Last year, we developed what we believe to be the world’s most complete directory of language service providers (LSPs). Our database contains nearly 25,000

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Is Your Language Services Company One of the Most Important in the World?
It's that time of year again. No, we're not talking about Easter, Holi, Norwuz, Ostara, Maslenitsa, Passover, or Purim. It's the season when Common Sense Advisory issues a call for participation in our annual global market study and ranking of language service providers. In the spirit of renewal that accompanies springtime in the Northern Hemisphere

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Language Line Services Does an About Face (-to-Face)
This morning, Language Line Services (LLS) announced that it will use its staff of 8,000 interpreters to offer face-to-face (F2F) services throughout the state of California. Why is the company suddenly making such a strong play for in-person services after decades of touting the benefits of its remote interpreting services? We spoke with Louis F. Provenzano

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