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Channel Title: Global by Design
Channel Website: https://globalbydesign.com

Channel Description: Adventures in web globalization, transcreation, marketing and design

 
The top 10 global websites from the 2020 Web Globalization Report Card
I began the Report Card back in 2003 because, at the time, there was nothing out there that focused specifically ...

Read moreThe top 10 global websites from the 2020 Web Globalization Report Card

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Coming in February: The 2020 Web Globalization Report Card
For those of you keeping track, this is the 16th edition of this report. Thanks to everyone who has supported ...

Read moreComing in February: The 2020 Web Globalization Report Card

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Google’s global trends 2019
For anyone interested in a truly global (and local) view of the world’s Internet users, I recommend spending a few ...

Read moreGoogle’s global trends 2019

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Airbnb doubles (yes, doubles) its linguistic reach
As I’ve documented in many editions of the Web Globalization Report Card, companies tend to add languages in fits and ...

Read moreAirbnb doubles (yes, doubles) its linguistic reach

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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1,000 languages: The world’s most multilingual website
The Jehovah’s Witnesses announced today that its website reached 1,000 languages, an impressive achievement. The release notes: On November 4, ...

Read more1,000 languages: The world’s most multilingual website

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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OK? Or not OK?
According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the OK hand gesture is now a hate symbol. For those of us in ...

Read moreOK? Or not OK?

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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For Flipkart (Walmart) and India: English is not enough
Earlier this month, I wrote about Amazon and India. Now let’s look at Walmart and India, via Flipkart, the leading ...

Read moreFor Flipkart (Walmart) and India: English is not enough

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Say goodbye to Google Translator Toolkit
Not a huge surprise given the lack of investment over the years and the rise of more full-featured competitors, but ...

Read moreSay goodbye to Google Translator Toolkit

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Amazon and India: Actions and Languages
In technology, as in life, actions speak louder than words. And if you look at the actions Amazon has been ...

Read moreAmazon and India: Actions and Languages

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Duolingo adds Arabic (and its flag strategy begins to fall apart)
Duolingo is an impressive language-learning app. I can’t say I’ve become fluent on any of the languages offered but I ...

Read moreDuolingo adds Arabic (and its flag strategy begins to fall apart)

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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The tragic irony of Amazon vs. Amazon
Imagine if a Brazilian technology company created an online store called Appalachia. And, over the years, Appalachia.com grew to become ...

Read moreThe tragic irony of Amazon vs. Amazon

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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New report illustrates how country codes enable diversity in languages on the internet
Thanks to a heads-up from Ali at CircleID, I discovered a new report by Oxford Information Labs (sponsored by the ...

Read moreNew report illustrates how country codes enable diversity in languages on the internet

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Selected slides from Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet trends report
I always enjoy skimming through Mary Meeker’s annual survey of global Internet trends (now via Bond Capital). What follows are ...

Read moreSelected slides from Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet trends report

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Tesla’s global website shifts into reverse
Tesla was benchmarked in the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card. Of the 16 companies studied, Tesla finished in the lower ...

Read moreTesla’s global website shifts into reverse

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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WordPress Translation Day recap
Looks like the most recent WordPress Translation Day was a linguistic success. Here are the details from WP Tavern: Events ...

Read moreWordPress Translation Day recap

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Deloitte: The best professional services website of 2019
For the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card, we studied the following professional services websites: Accenture Capgemini Deloitte Ernst & Young ...

Read moreDeloitte: The best professional services website of 2019

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Cisco Systems: The best enterprise technology website of 2019
For the 2019 Web Globalization Report Card, we studied the following 13 enterprise technology websites: Autodesk Cisco Systems DHL FedEx ...

Read moreCisco Systems: The best enterprise technology website of 2019

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Got a question? Ask me on May 1st
I’ll be participating on May 1st at 11 am (Chicago time) in a one-hour Weggchat — responding to questions via ...

Read moreGot a question? Ask me on May 1st

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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Forget it Jeff, it’s China
Another one bites the dust in China (Amazon.cn), expanding upon my previous post on the challenges of succeeding in China. ...

Read moreForget it Jeff, it’s China

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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What’s the world’s most multilingual website? (2019 update)
Last year, I wrote an essay for Multilingual in which I noted that the world’s most multilingual website isn’t Google or Facebook or even Wikipedia. It ...

Read moreWhat’s the world’s most multilingual website? (2019 update)

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John Yunker

John is co-founder of Byte Level Research and author of Think Outside the Country as well as 14 annual editions of The Web Globalization Report Card. He is also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

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