MyFitnessPal is a fast, easy to use calorie counter. Medical studies prove the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to keep a diary of the food you eat. Based on this the MyFitnessPal application was built to make calorie counting and food tracking easy. Millions of people have lost weight using the web and mobile apps, available in 15 languages! In 2015 the company was sold to Under Armour and is now part of its Connected Fitness division.

Facebook Localization Bug
Facebook is localized into more than 70 languages, including upside down English which I tried and regretted immediately!  But, they missed something: a indomitable, untranslated string, below my username. Unlike the other UI texts, “edit profile” is not Portuguese. I know because I am Portuguese. And slightly OCD about these things. I found a localization bug on Facebook! 



Tilt (formerly known as Crowdtilt), is a crowdfunding app that makes it easy for groups and communities to collect money from people. Like Kickstarter, people pledge an amount but the money is only collected if the goal is met. But Tilt focuses on a more personal and simple type of crowdfunding (they’ve gained the most traction with college students). Campaigns range “from things as profound as helping people in Nepal to as frivolous of a keg party,” says David Lee, one of Tilt’s investors.

Even though the crowdfunding space is crowded, Tilt is steadily growing and earlier this year raised $30 million at a $400 million valuation. They plan to use that wad of cash to ramp up their global expansion efforts.

It’s been one year since we launched our Zendesk integration, one of our most popular tools. Basically, it enables international customer support, giving support agents the ability to bypass language barriers, all without leaving the Zendesk interface. A customer writes to you in their native language, Unbabel...

In this series, we look at how our customers are using Unbabel to succeed in international markets and eventually, take over the world. is a hiring marketplace for tech workers and companies. It’s based out of Lisbon, with a second office in London, and helps companies from all over Europe find great talent. At its core is the premise that the current recruiting process is broken due to a lack of transparency, expensive fees from sourcers, and especially with online job sites, mediocre candidates and companies. Finding great talent isn’t easy, but it shouldn’t make you want pull your hair out.

We often get asked about examples of companies that are succeeding internationally. Of course, there are the obvious ones, like Uber and Facebook. But one that might be less obvious is SurveyMonkey. SurveyMonkey offers super easy ways to create online surveys, and since they started...