A Few Good Resources…

I wanted to highlight a few good Web resources that I’ve been reading lately: Asia Business Intelligence This is a weblog maintained by Rich Kuslan. Rich has worked and traveled throughout Asia over the years. This is important reading for …

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Translating America

Former advertising executive Charlotte Beers, now undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, is launching a $10 million ad campaign that promotes America to the Arab world. Ads are airing on television and radio in the Middle East …

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A Web Without Web Pages?

According to Gartner, more Europeans use short messaging service (SMS) than email. Currently, 41 percent of European adults use SMS, compared to 30 percent that use the Internet/email. Increasingly, people don’t interact with the Internet (or each other) through a …

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Taking XML Global

XML, by default, requires Unicode. Which is a very good thing. But other than that, XML is only as global as we make it. Enter the Free Standard Group. They’re working on the Common XML Locale Repository. It’s a mouthfull, …

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Reach Out and Translate Someone

In Japanese, “docomo” means “anywhere,” but now it might just mean “any word” as well. NTT DoCoMo Inc, Japan’s top mobile carrier, said on Friday it plans to begin sales of a new ultra-thin mobile phone equipped with a 400,000-word …

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