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Bill Gates Handshake: A kiss is just a kiss AND a handshake is just a handshake…

April 24, 2013 1 Comments

“Gates, 57, might have not realized it Monday, but a one-hand shake in Korean culture - and also in Asia - is notably casual, done only when the other party is a good friend, of the same or younger age. Using one hand with the other tucked in the pants pocket is considered rude here, done when one i...

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
Cultural traditions, Localization
Choosing a Translation Partner Instead of a Vendor

February 11, 2013 Comments

One of the most rewarding and exciting facets of working in the localization business is an almost daily challenge of helping clients solve problems. For the sophisticated client, it is sometimes a matter of programmatically building out a project with a multitude of interdependencies to ensure the ...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Translation Services, Localization, Management
President Obama in Myanmar - A kiss is just a kiss…

November 20, 2012 Comments

The International Business Times featured an article today on President Obama’s greeting kiss with Myanmar pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon. The article stated that “Obama likely did not mean to offend his Burmese hosts, however, as a well-travelled man of the world, he must hav...

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Category:
Culture Curation
Tags:
Localization
Globalization Partners lights up Travel Distribution Summit in Las Vegas

September 13, 2012 Comments

GPI continues to garner success with clients in the Travel/Hospitality industry. The Travel Distribution Summit hosted by EyeForTravel is one of the most exciting events of the year for this industry. Thought leaders in the industry gather to exchange new ideas and business cards as this highly-netw...

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Category:
Global Conferences
Tags:
Hospitality Translation, localization, EyeForTravel, hotel translation
Sitecore and the GPI Translation Services Connector

August 08, 2012 Comments

Sitecore is a leading Microsoft .NET based Web Content Management System or WCMS. Sitecore is highly scalable yet very easy to use and allows website managers and authors to better engage with their customers online. As a Sitecore Partner, GPI the translation agency, has developed a powerful Web ...

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Category:
Content Management Systems
Tags:
Connectors, website translation, Sitecore, CMS, Localization, WCM
eLearning Localization: Localizing for Multiple Cultures/Countries

June 19, 2012 Comments

As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, we typically adapt elearning courses by analyzing content, instructional approach, and course technology/media to determine (a) how each aligns to learners’ preferences and expectations, and (b) how we can make adaptations that are critical to the achievement of...

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Category:
eLearning
Tags:
Cultures, Localization, Translation, eLearning, Online courses

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