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Everything Marketers Need to Know About China’s WeChat

September 12, 2016 Comments

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 100 million of them were outside of China....

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Eid Al Adha 2016

September 06, 2016 Comments

The Islamic holiday, Eid Al Adha, will fall on September 12th this year and end on September 13th. It is observed annually on the tenth day of Dhu Al-Hijja and is celebrated by Muslims all across the world. Eid Al Adha, also known as 'Greater Eid', is considered the holiest day of the Islamic calen...

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News: Milka Oreo’s Translation Error Sees Product Withdrawn in UAE

September 04, 2016 Comments

Gulfnews.com reports that Dubai Municipality's Food Safety Department recalled Milka Oreo chocolate bars from stores across the region because of an incorrect translation on the labeling. An official from the Department explained that the label listed "alcohol" on the ingredients list. However, the ...

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Translating Arabic Speaking Countries: The Kingdom of Bahrain

September 02, 2016 Comments

Sitting in the Persian Gulf among its much larger neighbors is the Kingdom of Bahrain, a collection of more than 30 islands. While oil has been a key part of the Kingdom's economic picture, it has worked over the past few decades to diversify, given it cannot rely on its oil reserves beyond another ...

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News: Why Uber Can’t Crack the Chinese Market Alone

September 01, 2016 Comments

On August 1st, Uber announced it would cease trying to access the Chinese market alone and will merge with its long-time rival, Didi Chuxing in China, to benefit from the taxi company's local know-how and have immediate access to its large consumer base. Uber China's value will represent a 20% stake...

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Translation and Localization for Africa: The Republic of Cameroon

August 31, 2016 Comments

Cameroon is a country located in central Africa. It borders Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo. In this blog, I will cover some brief, but important facts about the Republic of Cameroon....

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