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KUDO v2.0

17 MayKUDO v2.0: Simply Awesome!


What do you call an online meeting attended by ca. 100 people on four continents with live simultaneous interpretation in six languages done by interpreters in seven different countries? Call it what you want. But make sure the word awesome is part of your label. That’s exactly what we and others think KUDO’s v2.0 launch on May 8th was: simply…

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tokyo

30 AprLocWorld Tokyo: Beyond the Room and Across the World


Call me unlucky, but Tokyo seems to always be exactly opposite to me on the globe, no matter where I am. It was so when I was growing up in Brazil. It is so now relative to my current whereabouts in the heart of New York city. In my mind, Tokyo is really, I mean really far away. And, like…

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audio

27 FebSpotlight on KUDO Smart Feature: Audio Fallback


Ours is a visual culture. Or so you would think if you look out the window of KUDO’s office in midtown Manhattan. Turn your head all you wish and you can’t miss the colorful moving images that envelop every building as your glance swings upwards to Times Square. There, bathed in broad daylight, regardless of the time, immersed in a…

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onboarding

12 FebGetting Certified: KUDO Onboarding Explained


The Interpreter Journey, KUDO’s official onboarding course for interpreters, is available as of last week, and dozens of professional interpreters have already earned their KUDO Certified status. In the process, they asked very relevant questions about the process, and we decided to address them publicly so more of you can benefit from the answers. First off, a very brief explanation….

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test-drive

16 JanCurious About KUDO? Go for a Test-Drive!


If you haven’t yet joined one of our interactive online demos, you absolutely must come in for a test-drive. KUDO’s multilingual demos offer a good mixture of entertainment and tons of information. They are offered bi-weekly, in two varieties. One is a thorough online review of every feature and application in the platform, airing live every other Tuesday. They offer…

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2018

02 JanLooking Forward to 2018


First off, Happy New Year to all of you who’ve been a part of this journey so far. KUDO is now officially in its second year, after a successful product launch in mid-2017. We thought we’d do a quick recap of last year’s many accomplishments and offer you a glimpse of the path we have mapped out for 2018. The first…

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KUDO studio

18 DecKUDO Opens Full-service Interpretation Studio in Washington, DC


KUDO has just opened a new studio in the Washington, DC area. The setup mirrors that of high-profile international on-site events and it gives interpreters the ability to service meetings anywhere in the world from one central location, comfortably and professionally. KUDO is a cloud-based multilingual collaboration platform for meetings of all sizes. We create a seamless video and audio…

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interpreting

07 DecInterpreting through KUDO: An Insider’s View


Cloud-based interpretation (a.k.a. RSI) is the biggest technological innovation in interpreting since the Nuremberg Trials, when the simultaneous mode was officially adopted. Granted, audio quality, microphone design and headset ergonomics have all improved markedly since World War II. But despite the modern technology behind it, a microphone is still a microphone. And the headsets used in Nuremberg don’t look drastically…

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challenge results

29 NovChallenge Results are In. And They are Telling


Wondering about the results of the NTIF Interpreting Technology Challenge? Wonder no more! As it turns out, the weather was a bit too cold for ice-cream anywhere else in Helsinki, on November 24, 2017. But the temperature at Scandic Paasi Hotel was mounting fast as contestants and voters gathered for NTIF’s first Interpreting Technology Challenge. Six of the most innovative…

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interpreting technology

13 NovInterpreting Technology Tasting


The field of interpreting is undergoing some ground-shaking changes. Ubiquitous broadband has made multilingual streaming a reality. Neural machine translation is flirting with voice recognition. And Google has just introduced its first version of a babel fish that you can literally stick in your ear. Pretty exciting news for users who believe they can now tour the world with their…

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