COVID flattened the language curve, and that’s actually good news

I began the Web Globalization Report Card back in 2003. It became the first report of it kind to benchmark global websites and I’ve been publishing this report annually ever since then. For the first time in all those years, …

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The top 25 best global websites from the 2021 Web Globalization Report Card

I’m pleased to announce the publication of the 2021 Web Globalization Report Card.  This is the 17th annual edition of the Report Card, and it reflects a challenging year. Yet there is much to be optimistic about as we look ahead. …

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Disney+ (or -) a few languages: Why companies continue to “assume the world speaks English”

The New York Times reports that Iceland has appealed to Disney to support Icelandic. And what began as a Facebook post by the country’s education minister has grown into a national movement. But Disney doesn’t just fall short of Icelandic, …

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Visa: The best global financial services website of 2020

For the 2020 Web Globalization Report Card, we benchmarked the following 8 financial services websites: Allianz American Express Axa Citibank HSBC Mastercard Visa Western Union Financial services, which has long lagged behind other sectors in global reach, appears to be …

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Volvo: The best global automotive website of 2020

For the 2020 Web Globalization Report Card, we benchmarked the following 16 automotive websites: Audi BMW Chevrolet Ford Honda Hyundai Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Nissan Porsche Subaru Tesla Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Cars For the second year in a row, Volvo …

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The top 10 global websites from the 2020 Web Globalization Report Card

I began the Report Card back in 2003 because, at the time, there was nothing out there that focused specifically on the globalization and localization of websites. And, to be honest, most websites were not all that “global” yet; 10 …

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Coming in February: The 2020 Web Globalization Report Card

For those of you keeping track, this is the 16th edition of this report. Thanks to everyone who has supported it all these years! More soon… TweetShareShare

Selected slides from Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet trends report

I always enjoy skimming through Mary Meeker’s annual survey of global Internet trends (now via Bond Capital). What follows are a few slides that jumped out at me. Let’s begin with global Internet users. While Europe, North America and South …

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Volvo: The best global automotive website of 2019

For the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card, we studied the following 16 automotive websites: Audi BMW Chevrolet Ford Honda Hyundai Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Mini Nissan Subaru Tesla Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Cars This year, Volvo unseated BMW to emerge number …

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