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iLanguage.com to Translate Events Site teXXas.de

[London, ENGLAND] Translation specialist iLanguage.com is to turn all the content on Germany's popular Internet events listing site teXXas.de into English and other languages, the new partners have announced.

Founded in January 2000, teXXas.de currently lists over 5,000 Internet events on its site every week, in categories ranging from art and entertainment, to computers, Web, music, kids and news.

For example, if former Beatle Paul McCartney is to broadcast on the Internet about his paintings -- as currently scheduled -- teXXas.de lists the date and time, and provides a brief description of the event.

iLanguage.com will begin by translating teXXas.de into English for the new teXXas.com site, followed by other versions in French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

Nicole Ludwig, general manager of teXXas.de, said that for real success it was essential to have a worldswide audience when conducting business on the Internet.

"This English translation is the first step in the globalization of teXXas.de, and will enable us to bring rich Internet programming to millions of English speaking users," said Ludwig.

On teXXas.de, users can find a huge variety of events such as self-help chat groups, chats with stars, links to trade shows and fairs, and live broadcasting events such as concerts, Web-Radio, Web TV, etc. While there are other listings, notably on Yahoo!, few of them match the presentation skills of the German site.

At present serving around a million page-impressions monthly, venture capital-backed teXXas.de expects its popularity to rocket once it has an English version.

Frank Salgado, vice-president of operations for iLanguage.com, said the task of translating teXXas.de fits perfectly with his company's mission of globalizing content on the Internet by removing the language barrier.

iLanguage.com itself is in the process of launching a new site -- a language portal named eTamTam.com that will carry the latest news translated into native languages for a worldwide audience.