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Lionbridge Selected to Present GeoFluent Real Time Translation at 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Attendees Learn How to Win in Global Markets as Microsoft Launches New Microsoft Translator Hub and Showcases GeoFluent for User Generated Content and Online Support

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TORONTO, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIOX), a leading provider of translation solutions today announced that it has been selected to present at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) during Microsoft's session "Gateway to a Gold Mine: Winning the Global Market with the Latest Breakthrough from Microsoft Translator Cloud Services" taking place Wednesday July 11th at 2:00 pm.

In the session Lionbridge executives will present how the Company is using Microsoft Translator Hub, a breakthrough new translation technology being launched at WPC, to expand its GeoFluent real-time translation offering.  Session attendees will learn how to use this cloud-based translation offering to:

  • Open up new commercial opportunities in any vertical that has multilingual customers or content
  • Increase reach in local markets worldwide by engaging customers and prospects instantly in the language of their choice
  • Reduce support costs by allowing English-speaking employees and agents to interact and support customers across the globe instantly in their native language
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by providing multilingual online communities and forums where customers and partners can help support each other regardless of language or geography.
  • Improve SEO in global markets by generating rich and locally-relevant online community content across geographies

"Lionbridge has done a remarkable job with GeoFluent," said Vikram Dendi, director of product management and strategy at Microsoft Research. "This is a great example of how a company can harness the power of the Microsoft Translator Hub to create a high quality and customized translation offering for their customers."

Lionbridge GeoFluent is an on-demand translation platform that integrates Lionbridge's cloud-based language customization solutions with market-leading statistical machine translation engines, including Microsoft Translator.  GeoFluent delivers significant value for enterprises that require quality, real-time translation of user-generated content such as enterprise social communities, forum discussions and online chat sessions.  

"We look forward to showcasing GeoFluent at this widely-attended event so that Microsoft partners can see the benefits of integrated, customized machine translation solutions that enable them to take their online applications global and effectively engage and support customers in global markets," Joe Fiorentino, Vice President and General Manager of Global Software Products, Lionbridge.  "In this session Microsoft partners will see first-hand how they can use GeoFluent to quickly and easily customize the Microsoft Translator engine through the Translator Hub and gain a fully integrated translation solution to address a broad array of end markets and applications, including global app store distribution.  From proactive multilingual chat to global support forums, real-time translation offers powerful benefits for ISVs and the enterprises they serve. " 

About Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft's partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. The 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference will be held in Toronto on July 8-12, 2012. More information can be found at http://www.digitalwpc.com and on the Partner Network home page at http://microsoftpartnernetwork.com.

About Lionbridge

Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide.  Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 120,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical integrity across all touch points of the customer lifecycle.  Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries. To learn more, visit http://www.lionbridge.com.

CONTACT: Sara Buda, +1-781-434-6190, sara.buda@lionbridge.com

SOURCE Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.



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