September 2nd, 2015

Man Vs Machine: The Great Debate

The technology available to us has soared in recent years opening us up a world of opportunity and improving our lives tenfold. We now have access to machines and devices that can assist us in our everyday activities, making it possible to do things like communicate internationally in an instant that we could never do before. This has led to many people believing we are over reliant on this technology we use. Some sceptics go even further and say that not only will be become over reliant but that machines will in time overrun humanity as we know it, and thus control the world.

 

Man Vs Machine

September 1st, 2015

An Insight to CSOFT Culture

The MILK & Cookies Café is a central point of CSOFT culture, and has slowly transformed into the main way of providing the team with a little taste of home. On any given day, the MILK & Cookies Café attracts employees from all around the office with enticing aromas of freshly brewed coffee and straight-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. Supplied by our talented chef and kitchen staff, a variety of daily home-cooked meals and afternoon snacks literally provide our hardworking CSOFTers with food for thought, energizing us throughout the day in a healthy and balanced way.

 

Milk & Cookies Banner

August 28th, 2015

The Future Is Now – Space Technology

The future can be a scary venture into the unknown. No one knows what is going to happen, or even when it is going to happen. We don’t have to look far for an example, with doom-mongers last month claiming that an asteroid will collide with Earth in September and wipe out our existence.  Of course, this is a highly unlikely outcome, but one potential worry is the vast rate at which the population is growing and physical living space on the Earth is shrinking towards an inevitable demise. These fears have led to a very real and flourishing new industry of space technology.

Space Technology Image

 

August 25th, 2015

Chiara Conte: The First CSOFT Summit Made Me Feel Part of the CSOFT Family

CSOFT Summits are always filled with insightful presentations and networking opportunities; it’s no wonder CSOFT’s Global Director of Languages Chiara Conte can’t wait for the next one to come around. As you might already know, this year’s Summit is scheduled to take place in Beijing from September 16-17th. Conte recently sat down with one of our folks at T for Translation and shared how her first summit experience made her feel like part of the CSOFT family. She also reminisced about the 9th CSOFT Summit’s team building retreat in Dalian, Liaoning Province, and the 10th CSOFT Summit in Sanya of Hainan Island. Check out the full video below to hear more of her excitement for the upcoming CSOFT Summit 2015!

August 24th, 2015

Profiles of CSOFT’s Linguists, Part 3 (Isabelle Verpeaux, Emma Kuo and Taeko Fujiwara]

CSOFT would not be a leading language service provider if it wasn’t for its strong network of more than 10,000 linguists worldwide. That’s why we are excited to reunite with some of our talented translators at the CSOFT Annual Summit next month.  Three more linguists have confirmed their attendance—Isabelle Verpeaux, Emma Kuo and Taeko Fujiwara. As you read their career journey below, we hope you’ll come to appreciate the art of translation even more; who knows you may even be inspired to join their ranks.

Emma, Taeko, and Isabelle

 

 

August 21st, 2015

Jesse He’s Most Memorable Moments at the CSOFT Summit

In case you missed it, for the past two weeks, we’ve been talking about the upcoming CSOFT 11th Annual Summit and profiled some of our valued linguists who will be attending the two-day conference. The Summit is scheduled for the 16th and 17th of September and will gather CSOFT executives and chief linguists as well as various industry experts and government officials for an insightful discourse on the language technology industry.

For those of you who have not been to the Summit, today you are in for a treat. You will meet Jesse He, our Executive Director of Global Support and an eight-time CSOFT Summit attendee. In the video below, he shares his most memorable moments from past CSOFT summits and some advice for first-time attendees.

August 19th, 2015

Bumbershoot – Wacky Word Wednesday

When it’s raining cats and dogs, most of our moods are as gloomy as the weather outside. This week’s Wacky Word Wednesday brings some humor into those cloudy days. Don’t forget to bring your bumbershoot though- it’s wet out there!

 

 

Bumbershoot

 

\ˈbum-ber-ˌshoot\

 

noun

 

Umbrella

Image of a Bumbershoot in action
August 18th, 2015

Profiles of CSOFT’s Linguists, Part 2 (Amelie Nunez and Shinji Maehara)

Continuing with our theme of providing all you guys with profiles of CSOFT’s linguists in preparation for our annual summit, we have two more to present to you this week. Both are extremely talented in the field of translation and with interesting backgrounds. It is our pleasure here at CSOFT to introduce you to Shinji Maehara of Japan and Amelie Nunez from France.

Image of the Linguists

 

 

August 14th, 2015

Google Glass Could Save Lives

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This week in the news, Google Glass has found an audience amongst the medical community. According to researchers, the high-tech glass could prove to be effective in extending bedside consultations to distant facilities, such as rural and community hospitals.

 

August 12th, 2015

Profiles of CSOFT’s Linguists, Part 1 (Marina Ilari, Rafael De La Figuera Von Wichmann & Bertrand Malingrey)

As our annual summit nears, we would like to introduce you to three of our distinguished CSOFT‘s linguists: Marina Ilari, Rafael de la Figuera Von Wichmann and Bertrand Malingrey. These three individuals are seen as experts in the translation industry, constantly encountering numerous stumbling blocks. To celebrate the art of translation and localization, we’re getting inside their heads to discover who they are, what they do, and to recognize the steps they continuously take to shape their skills and stay on top of the game.

CSOFT linguists