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News: Marvel’s Black Panther Uses Real African Language

February 16, 2018 Comments

Actors in Marvel's newly released film, Black Panther, speak isiXhosa as a way to promote authenticity. IsiXhosa is a South African language known for its distinctive clicks. Wakanda, the African Kingdom where the movie is set, is mythical, but the language its inhabitants speak in parts of the film...

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Culture Curation
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Black Panther, African languages, isiXhosa
Doing Business in Bahrain

February 15, 2018 Comments

The Kingdom of Bahrain is an island country in the middle of the Arabian Gulf. It is comprised of over 30 islands and shares maritime borders with Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Most of the industries in Bahrain are based on oil, but the country has expanded into the tourism and telecommunications in...

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Country Specific
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Bahrain, GCC, doing business in Bahrain, MENA region
Valentine's Day Traditions around the World

February 14, 2018 Comments

At the end of the 5th Century, Pope Gelasius declared February 14th St. Valentine's Day. But it wouldn't be until much later that the day resembled what is now known as our modern Valentine's Day....

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Culture Curation
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Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day around the world
News: Alibaba Invests in Online Grocery Store

February 12, 2018 Comments

China's ecommerce giant, Alibaba, recently became BigBasket's largest shareholder. Alibaba invested $146 million in the Bangalore-based online grocer, accelerating its competition with Amazon in India ...

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India, India ecommerce, BigBasket
Multi-language Content in HubSpot Part 2

February 09, 2018 Comments

When it comes to website localization, HubSpot offers many great features to help you translate your content in an easy and organized way. In the second part of this HubSpot blog series, I will cover some best practices for translating your website's main menu and footers. ...

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Website Translation
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hubspot, hubspot translation, website translation
News: China’s Ecommerce Battle

February 08, 2018 Comments

Chinese shoppers now have a new way to make online purchases through WeChat. As the Chinese New Year approaches, JD.com, Meili Inc. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. have teamed up to challenge Alibaba for Chinese ecommerce sales through social media. Alibaba currently controls the majority of online retail...

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Chinese ecommerce, China, ecommerce

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