Moon Over Toronto

I walked out to my balcony just a few minutes ago, fresh from my shower. The not-quite-full waning Moon over Toronto displayed the Man’s dark face. The one that people have been staring up at for generations. The one my mother first pointed out many years ago when I was a small child growing up in Orlando, Florida. I stared up at the moon on my own, a few years later, in the middle of the...
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50 Awesome Language Facts

What do you call the secret language between twins? Which Far Eastern language became linked to a Native American tribe, whose members turned out to be linked to them genetically? And why is the Ayapaneco language in danger of dying out in Mexico? Answer to the last: Because neither speaker is speaking to the other. The rest of the answers are on an awesome visual display created by the UIC...
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Multiple Languages Critical for the Global CEO

Why should your child learn another language? Because multiple languages are no longer just a key component in global business, they’re quickly making a huge financial success difference. Especially for the future CEO of a global company. Knowing different languages isn’t a required piece of knowledge (yet), but it is a strong advantage. Many top global business leaders speak multiple...
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GLOBALIZATION VS. LOCALIZATION: The Difference

Photo by Filipe Fortes on Flickr What’s the difference between globalization and localization? The meanings seem to be as fluid and changeable as a political candidate’s campaign promises. In relation to eCommerce software development, globalization, also sometimes called internationalization, refers to preparing one’s software platform to be adaptable to different countries and cultures...
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Pick Your Language! The World Is Literally Next Door

Why translate your website into another language? Because we live in a multicultural world and people are far more likely to buy from companies catering to their language. Wouldn’t you? There’s no need to start off with a United Nations of a website – pick just one, the second language, official or unofficial, of your own country. If you’re in the US, that would be Spanish. In Canada,...
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