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Mar
01
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More Multilingual Than Thou

We’ll try not to be too insufferable about it, but we just got more multilingual than thou this week at Yappn.  We’re so multilingual we make the United Nations General Assembly look like a high school foreign language club. Our enhanced machine translation software just went from 67 languages (not including Klingon. Yes really) to Details >>
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Mar
01
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How Much Is 2.5 Quintillion?

2.5 quintillion. What does that even mean? It sounds like the sort of number Carl Sagan might have once thrown around on his classic TV series Cosmos. It is, believe it or not, the number of bytes of new data created every single day. Just to put things into perspective, as if you actually could Details >>
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Feb
28
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My Yiddishe Spock

Today Yappn goes In Search Of Yiddish-speaking Spock, in memory of Leonard Nimoy who passed away two years ago yesterday. While everyone on Planet Earth, regardless of age, knows Nimoy as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, Yappn knows him as a bilingual, and no, his second language wasn’t Klingon. Born to an Eastern European immigrant family, Details >>
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Feb
21
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Arabic Content Not Matching Arab World’s Online Growth

Arabic-speaking Internet users are expected to reach 197M in 2017, but Arabic content isn’t keeping up. Many MENA (Middle East/North Africa) eCommerce retailers are still using English on their websites. There are particular challenges associated with doing business in MENA and localizing a website for Arabic content requires proper planning. The Arabic alphabet reads right Details >>
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Feb
15
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Parlez-Vous Secure BlackBerry Messaging?

Secure messaging is one of the key truly business focused platform services  offered by BlackBerry and regardless of the technology or the device, there is a need for corporate communications to be secure. The last thing any corporation wants is for their private communications to be the next headlined WikiLeaks release. BlackBerry will soon release Details >>
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Feb
08
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Yappn About Why Corporate Values Are Important

Do you believe corporate values are important? Do they really make a difference or are they just the meaningless jargon-du-jour? Bestselling author Stan Slap argues in Companies Don’t Have Values; People Do that organizations often conflate corporate strategies with corporate values, and that when an unsuccessful strategy changes, the ‘value’ changes, which shouldn’t happen unless Details >>
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Jan
17

Beyond the Barriers of Language – A Microsoft Case Study

The Microsoft case study on how Yappn & Microsoft partnered to create a localized user experience for Asian eCommerce provider Reebonz in a mega-project beyond the scope of even an army of human translators. We enabled Reebonz to translate 130,000 SKUs with up to 30,000 new ones added *monthly*. Yappn’s translation software preserved the wit Details >>
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Jan
17

Yappn Awarded a Contract with Reebonz Limited

NEW YORK, NY – January 17, 2017 – Yappn Corp. (“Yappn” or “Company”) (OCTQB: YPPN), a real-time innovative language solutions Company is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for eCommerce Translation with Reebonz Limited (“Reebonz”), one of the most established online luxury companies in Southeast Asia.   Over the summer, Yappn Details >>
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Jan
11

Indian eCommerce – How To Jump Your Competitors NOW

Pssst! Hey! Want some Indian eCommerce action? Here’s the deal. Indian eCommerce growth is set to surpass the U.S. (they’re sooo 2016) as the second-biggest international eCommerce market in the next twenty years and if we were the current eCommerce king (China), we’d be watching our back. Global payment leader Worldpay has analyzed markets in Details >>
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Jan
05

Yappn’s Five (Not-So-Psychic) 2017 Languages Predictions

Spanish bilingualism will grow and become more accepted in the United States as economics trump nationalism. Internet Usenet pioneer John Gilmore famously said in a 1993 Time Magazine article, “The Net perceives censorship as damage and routes around it,” which was an ironic take on how the network was originally designed to function even if Details >>
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