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B. Services Ranks #44 in Proz

We have just received a wonderful new year’s gift: after getting our 100th positive feedback on Proz, the global leading marketplace for translation and interpreting services, our Blue Board profile (http://www.proz.com/blueboard/15352) with a score of 4.92 out of 5 ranks #44 in the all-time ranking for language service providers (LSPs) with more than 100 entries.

The statistics page can be accessed here: http://www.proz.com/lwa?sp_mode=stats (login needed)B.Services Proz RankingThis is really great news! The 100 professional translators and interpreters who have chosen to endorse our job as an LSP encourage us to keep doing what we are doing right now and what we are best at, i.e. delivering on-time and reliable language service projects while maintaining a fair and clear relationship with both our customers and vendors.

We want to warmly thank everybody who contributed to this result and wish you a Happy New Year.

Skype Translator: A Potential Major Change for LSPs

“Beam me up, Scotty” is a sentence we are not likely to hear in a real-world setting in the next future.

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But other features of the well-known sci-fi series Star Trek could be at hand. Such as the real-time remote interpreting programme! Instead of teleporting onto USS Enterprise, all we will have to do a just start a videocall with Skype.

This potentially has all what it takes to be a major turn in the interpreting industry, allowing people speaking different languages to be able to communicate, instantly and from different locations around the world. Or, at least, at a simple undestanding level.

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As a matter of fact, Skype translator will have to deal with the issues of all machine translation services. Much depends on how technologically advanced is the real-time translation engine.

One thing is clear: in the next future computer-assisted and machine translation will experience major breakthroughs. Is the industry ready to cope with them?

Our Brand New Blog

Hi, you all.

This is our first post on our brand new blog. We have decided to start it in order to share some useful thoughts and resources on languages from the point of view on an Italian Language Service Provider.

We would also like to share interesting information about our beautiful city, Genoa, and the wonderful landscapes sorrounding it, which many of you may not know (and this is a real pity – you can have a preview looking at the overhead picture we have chosen for this blog!), as well as facts&figures about the Italian economical situation and selected import%export opportunities.

As we always are very busy counselling our customers, translating and managing language projects, please do not expect regular posts on this blog. As a matter of facts, it may pass some time before our next update, since we are currently engaged in publishing our new website on www.bservices.eu (we are still working around the contents), along with another interesting project which we would like to inform you about on this blog, some day.

In the meanwhile you can check out our Twitter account for the latest updates.

Your B. Services staff