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  Robert Laing

Interactive Guide: Business Cultures of the World

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At Gengo, we’re a mix of Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Melbourne and a dozen other places, so getting to know how different cultures do business is particularly interesting to us. After I moved to Japan from the UK seven years ago, …

  Shawn Smith

Go at Gengo

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At Gengo, the engineering team is constantly working to create a better experience for our customers and translators. One of the ways we’re doing this is by using more of our favorite new technologies such as Go, an open source programming language.

  Tina Koyama

Olé, Olé, Olé! A World Cup Infographic

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As an avid world soccer fan and Gengo’s Art Director, I’m excited to present our very own infographic dedicated to the World Cup: Timeline of Champions: 85 Years of Soccer.

I grew up in Switzerland, where soccer is a …

  Ken Yamada

No Machines Allowed: Four Tips for
Great Global SEO

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In a time when most people find new products and services online, search engine optimization (SEO) is critical to great marketing.

Marketers often pour immense resources into SEO, from targeting great keywords down to structuring solid URLs. What most overlook, …

  Matthew Romaine

Gengo-dō: How to Build an International Team

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Over the past four years, Gengo has grown from a tiny partnership to a full-time team of fifty spread across Tokyo, San Mateo and Singapore. For those building an international team from scratch, here’s what we’ve learned along the way.

  Ken Yamada

Getting Digital: Three Things to Consider When Marketing in Japan

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With the world’s third largest economy, Japan is brimming with possibilities for companies thinking about taking a global leap. As with most countries, digital marketing should be high on the list of priorities. For US digital marketers, engaging a Japanese …

  Jessica Roland

Gengo Pulse on Globalization: Talking with Translators Without Borders

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We often talk about helping businesses go global, but today we’d like to highlight the important role translation plays in helping improve (and often save) lives around the world.

Translators Without Borders (TWB) connects translators, corporations and non-profits to increase …

  Sarah Siwak

Basics: Using Glossaries for Consistency, Clarity

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Need help using Gengo? Hitting a snag with text translation or site localization? In this series we’re taking it back to the basics.

Instead of repeatedly explaining terms in the comments section, you can maintain term consistency across multiple translation …

  Robert Laing

2013 Year in Review

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As we grow Gengo, our community becomes ever stronger. It’s a constant source of delight and surprise when I hear how people are using our service and to learn more about our translators’ lives on and off the platform. Everyone

  Matthew Romaine

Gengo Pulse on Tech: API Events in 2014

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January is always full of experts’ predictions on how their industries will change over the coming year, and the API world is no exception. So far, we’ve heard from SOA, 3Scale and Steve Marx and John Sheehan in their

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