Lionbridge to acquire CLS Communication

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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Nov 11, 2014

[Edited at 2014-11-11 21:45 GMT]


Maria S. Loose, LL.M.  Identity Verified
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Sad news Nov 12, 2014

The only translated material I have been reading during the past couple of years concerned financial news and investment advice in three languages - French, English, German - made available to me by my bank, the Swiss bank UBS. And this material was always perfectly translated by this bank's translation vendor, CLS communication. It contained a lot of very specialized financial terminology but also a lot of idiomatic expressions, jokes etc. And I always liked to read the three versions and to compare them. I certainly would change banks if I do not get the same high quality information in these three languages anymore.

Being a financial translator myself, I would think that if machine translation with post-editing were able to produce the same high-quality translations, then, unfortunately, we would all have to change jobs.


Mónica Algazi  Identity Verified
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Sad Nov 12, 2014



jyuan_us  Identity Verified
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I think the deal was priced too low Nov 12, 2014

Its price should have been much higher.


Bea Geenen  Identity Verified
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Very sad indeed... Dec 5, 2014

"Kafkaesque" is the word that best describes my personal experience with Lionbridge. I feel sad for the employees of CLS Communication.


Little Woods  Identity Verified
English to Vietnamese
Nothing to be happy about this news Dec 14, 2014

I encounter Lionbridge mostly regarding their workspace system and only that experience would be enough to make me think of other things involved this name. They dont play fair and the way they behave goes against what they preach. It reminds me of a story about a greedy and hungry fish that eats all the other fish that the ocean runs out of fish and so in the end, it eat itself to death.


Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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The fat lion... Dec 14, 2014

...just killed another gazelle.


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