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Weekend Reader 08/09-2012

LinkedIn Indonesia Hits A Million Users

Localizing your website can help you reach out to global markets. Case in point: LinkedIn Indonesia hit their one millionth professional member, after launching their local Bahasa Indonesia language site. Read more…

English vs. Mandarin: Global Language of the Future

Language always follows money.  In South East Asia most people feel it is necessary to learn English for success in business. However Mandarin Chinese is starting to rise up. Read more…

YouTube Adds New Languages for Indian Users

Youtube added new Indian languages to their site- including Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, and Tamil.  Read post…

Smartphones and Language Localization: Infographic

People may want to look towards Android phones when it comes to app development and localization. While Symbian’s operating system has the highest amount of languages localized, Android has the highest potential of reaching native speakers. Android also has the highest share of smartphone sales proving to be the best platform for developing apps. Read more…

Apple, Google, Facebook, And Amazon Compete In India Over Mobile, Social Networks, E-Commerce

Facebook, Apple, and Google are all trying to gain entry into India’s markets since Amazon created Junglee.com. If Apple and Google are successful in the Indian markets, it could mean a larger market for Android and iOS apps. Meanwhile, Facebook has potential for great growth in India’s emerging markets. Read more…

Google Translate and iPhone Saves Lives

Thanks to Google Translate and the iPhone a diabetic Chinese man was able to get safely to a hospital. The Chinese man was found exhausted on the side of the road and a state trooper used his iPhone to communicate with the man. Without Google Translate and the iPhone, the save would not have had the same outcome. Read more…

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