Only 8.8% of EU citizens are buying online across EU borders, according to the folk at the EU Commission’s Digital Agenda Strategy (DAS). Not the best news for them, considering the figure they’re aiming for by 2015 is an ambitious 20%.
A couple of weeks ago, Lingo24’s MD, Christian Arno, graced the airwaves on BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ programme to chat about the foreign language internet.
Never wanting to get left behind with the times, we’ve upgraded our ‘Heart’ (that’s what we call our unique blend of translation technology) to allow us to translate iPhone apps even more efficiently.
It seems like everyone’s talking about UK exports this month.
British workers’ poor foreign language skills are holding them back from jobs in European Union institutions, an official said this week.
The Fast Track table lists the top 100 UK companies with the fastest growing sales internationally, and we’re very pleased to have placed at number 81. (Which, in fact, makes us the fastest growing translation agency in the UK!)
With the Scottish election coming up on 5 May, export has become a major issue. The SNP are pushing for a 50% rise in local exports over the next six years backed by £2.5m funding, while the Liberal Democrats want to double the number of Scottish companies trading overseas by 2020.
Here at Lingo24 we recently created ‘L24 Thanks’, a quarterly competition in which we draw one each of our clients, translators and team members at random to win a cash prize of £124.