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From Esperanto to Dothraki: How Artificial Languages shape the World

Valar morghulis, dear LingoHubbers.  You’re probably familiar with this term. It might be through HBO’s Game of Thrones show, or George R.R.Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire or just thanks to the huge amount of social media posts and hashtags. The truth is, constructed languages have a huge place in popular culture, but that’s not all… The Game of …

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Whydonate – Using Localization for Global Crowdfunding

Whydonate is a Netherlands-based crowdfunding platform. However, their mission is to unite people across the globe by providing a space to share worthy causes. Niels Corver, the co-founder and Managing Director of Whydonate, shared with us his perspective on the future of crowdfunding, the value of good ideas and why even small non-profits need to start thinking global. 1. Whydonate …

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4 TED Talks to Convince You to Localize Now

Can the language we speak influence how and what we think? Moreover, in the sea of available information, how much information do we understand? And how does storytelling fire up our brains? These four Talks shine a light on the importance of localizing content. Why is connecting to customers in their own native language so powerful? How strong is the …

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INSITE IT – Changing the global standards for construction site management

INSITE IT is a true LingoHub Global Champion. Their Insite LMS platform is changing the standards of construction site management through digitalization. INSITE IT‘s co-founder and CEO, Thomas Roithmeier, shared his vision of the future of construction site management. 1. Insite LMS platform is used for material tracking and construction site management. How did you come up with an idea …

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Plutio – Global Champion for Freelancers

This week we present you the second addition to our LingoHub Global Champion series – Plutio! Leo Bassam started his career as a freelancer, and that path would lead him years later to become the founder and CEO of Plutio. Plutio now helps freelancers navigate admin and management waters in 25 languages. Leo shared with us the Plutio origin story …

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Global Citizens: 4 inspiring TED Talks that will convince you to localize now

We cherry-picked amazing TED Talks by 4 global citizens who discuss identity in a globalized world, the importance of a universal language, and the divide and kinship that come from diversity. Could localization be the bridge between cultural identity and globalization? What does it mean to be a citizen of the world? Hugh Evans discusses the idea and responsibility of …

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The Ultimate Guide to ISO Language Codes

What are ISO language codes? ISO language codes exist to allow the international community to successfully identify languages, dialects, and even language scripts. Most notably, language codes now play a crucial role in machine learning. Which language code lists exist? While there are many published language lists, different lists nowadays greatly depend and take from one another. Here are the …

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Around the world with 10 unique words

Translation at it’s best is a mixture of education, practice, and talent. But even the best translators sometimes have trouble conveying the true meaning of the original text. Languages across the world boast a richness of meaning, with incredibly succinct words. Here are some of the unique words from all over the world that often defy direct translation and convey …

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Chipolo – a LingoHub Global Champion

The vision of Chipolo is a world where you never waste time searching your keys and your phone, and where your lost luggage always finds a way home. Inspired by all things misplaced and powered by a chip’n’app approach, their story began with the launching of a Kickstarter campaign in 2013. They have come a long way in the previous …

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Market Spotlight: 10 big players of India’s app market to keep your eye on

In one of our previous Marketing Spotlight article, we discussed the vast potential Indian app market has. There are more than 20 official languages in India, and a thousand languages actively in use, while half a billion of mobile users actively contribute to a masterful revenue each year. Your competition is aware of it and if you are ready to …