WorldLingo partners with Showstar to create multilingual web-email

WorldLingo and Showstar have combined to provide a seamless multilingual email system accessible from anywhere in the world - making it essential for business people on the road as well as those in the home office.

The partnership is in response to several market realities. For example, customers are three times more likely to purchase over the Internet when communication takes place in their native tongue, and 86% of web pages are in English, but less than 50% of Internet users speak English.

Forrester Research predict by 2005 less than a third of Internet users will be able to speak English.

This provides an outstanding opportunity for cyber entrepreneurs to get the jump on their competitors by expanding into these foreign language markets first.

Time has been a driving force behind the joint effort because on the Internet customers have come to equate slow response to email with poor service.

The joint venture enables an immediate response to most foreign language email, which pleases the customer, and allows the business to concentrate on other productive tasks.

The WorldLingo / Showstar solution provides a powerful web based solution that combines the best of machine translation - speed and cost - with the best of human translation - accuracy.

Each time a business uses the machine translation on its email, they receive a quote for the cost of a human translation.

WorldLingo's Chairman said the joint venture with Showstar's WebMail system is an unbeatable combination.

"Our goal is to make WorldLingo the global standard in Internet translation and our partnership with Showstar Online brings us closer to that goal".

John Barson VP E-Commerce and Director of Research and Development for Showstar, Inc said the partnership with WorldLingo enables Showstar to offer the Internet's most powerful, scalable, reliable and secure web-based e-mail solution.

"We recognize that e-mail has become a vital part of not only business but personal lives globally. It is our intention to break down the communication barriers one language and one e-mail address at a time," Mr. Barson said.


About Showstar Online.Com Showstar, Inc. is a premier developer and provider of Internet portal solutions. The Company has established unique and scalable webmail, e-commerce and banner ad serving systems. Showstar's flagship portal is

About WorldLingo

WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions. The company's services range from cost effective machine translation solutions, to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization. A global network of over 5,000 professional translators produces human translations. WorldLingo also offers unique, real-time translation solutions for two-way email and instant messaging. These solutions make it easy for businesses and professionals to interact with internal and external multilingual audiences anywhere in the world. By combining accurate and cost effective translation, WorldLingo is taking great strides towards breaking down language barriers in the world of commerce.

WorldLingo produces thousands of translations every day. Clients include AT&T, Sony, Eli Lilly, Belkin, Cadbury Schweppes, Qualcomm, Priceline, and Tribal DDB. WorldLingo is also an official supplier of translation services to the European Union. In addition, Microsoft has integrated WorldLingo's technology into Office XP and Word 2002. WorldLingo is a global organisation with offices in the US, Australasia and Europe.

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