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Amazon pledges US$10mil to boost book translations

The world's biggest online retailer wants to increase the number of new books from around the world that get translated into English.


Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX — Adorable overload

Japan’s virtual pop idol Hatsune Miku finally gets an English release. And oh my goodness, this is the most adowwwable rhythm game we’ve ever played!


Wikipedia to shut for 24 hours to stop antipiracy act

b>NEW YORK/b>: Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopaedia, will black out its English-language site for 24 hours to seek support against proposed US antipiracy legislation that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said threatens the future of the Internet.


Parents experience FOMO on Internet speak

If you tell your mum she's fleek, she probably won't get the compliment – social media is driving a rapid evolution of the English language that is leaving parents baffled, a study suggested.


#ChinaWakeUp a call to action as women expose Twitter accounts selling date-rape drugs, porn

Russian woman started the hashtag with a tweet urging ‘English-speaking sisters’ to report users ‘that post videos of girls being drugged and raped’. Twitter has since shut down some of the accounts and there are calls for a police investigation.


Zee5 plans to dub Bollywood and Kollywood content into Malay starting April

Currently, it has over 100,000 hours of on-demand content in 12 languages, including English, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam. It also offers more than 60 live streaming channels.


Videogame about throwing people off the roof is a hit in China thanks to 'Tik Tok'

The English-only title is now the top free game in China’s iOS App Store, after players share videos on Douyin.


Security certificate yanked from Russia-backed website, hurting ability to divide US voters

A Russian-funded English-language website aimed at sowing divisions among Americans has had a vital Internet security certificate yanked, meaning US Internet users will have difficulty accessing the site.


Historic UK music retailer HMV collapses due to digital surge

British music retailer HMV, which was launched by English composer Edward Elgar in 1921 and helped propel the Beatles to fame, collapsed into administration on Friday as consumers switch to digital streaming in droves.


Despite California privacy law, marketers are still scheming to snatch personal data

If anyone should be capable of communicating in plain English, you'd think it would be the Association of National Advertisers, an organisation of nearly 2,000 companies, representing 25,000 brands, that touts itself as “the voice of the marketer”.