to Translate Events Site

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

Founded in January 2000, 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 — lists the date and time, and provides a brief description
of the event. will begin by translating into English
for the new site, followed by other versions in
French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

Nicole Ludwig, general manager of, 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, and will enable us to bring rich Internet programming
to millions of English speaking users,” said Ludwig.

On, 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 expects its popularity to
rocket once it has an English version.

Frank Salgado, vice-president of operations for,
said the task of translating fits perfectly with his
company’s mission of globalizing content on the Internet by removing
the language barrier. itself is in the process of launching a new site —
a language portal named that will carry the latest
news translated into native languages for a worldwide audience.

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