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Talking about disruptive innovation…

Hey, what exactly is disruptive innovation, actually? Well, that is a very good question…

Last weekend, Thomas was invited to IMD in beautiful Lausanne, Switzerland, to hold a joint session together with Albrecht Enders, professor of strategy and innovation at IMD, on disruptive innovation. The session was part of IMD’s leadership programme OWP.

Disruptive innovation is one of Prof. Enders main research interests… it is all about new competitors entering into a well-established market and changing the way the industry works. Take the airline industry as an example where new market entrants like Ryanair and Easyjet shook up the industry.

Thomas gave an insight into disruptive innovations from an entrepreneur’s perspective, talking about the dictionary industry. How will the market for offline and online dictionaries develop? Will there still be paper dictionaries or not? What about mobile online dictionaries? How will incumbents react to new market players like bab.la? It was an interesting discussion and a lively debate!

Many thanks to Prof. Enders who made this session possible! By the way, for details on Prof. Enders research please check his blog: http://www.jelassi-enders.com/.

Thomas and Prof. Albrecht Enders

Nummer 20 oder Probleme mit Zählen: Deutsch-Polnisch Wörterbuch

Numer 20, czyli problemy z liczeniem: słownik polsko-niemiecki

Unten steht ein Post über das 22. Wörterbuch bei bab.la und gerade haben wir bemerkt, das das 20. Jubiläumswörterbuch noch gar nicht angekündigt wurde. 🙂 Schon seit über einem Monat steht auf bab.la ein Deutsch-Polnisch Wörterbuch zur Verfügung. Wir hoffen, dass es zu immer besserer Kommunikation zwischen den Nachbarn beitragen wird. Tausende von Wörtern, Beispielsätzen und Forum sind dazu da, die internationalen Beziehungen leichter zu machen. Viel Spaß!

bab.la Wörterbuch deutsch-polnisch

Poniżej znajduje się post o 22. słowniku w dorobku bab.la i właśnie spostrzegliśmy, że ten jubileuszowy 20-ty gdzieś nam umknął. 🙂 Już ponad miesiąc znajduje się na naszej stronie słownik polsko-niemiecki (i zarazem niemiecko-polski, rzecz jasna)! Mamy nadzieję, że pomoże nam się coraz lepiej po sąsiedzku porozumiewać. Tysiące haseł, zdań przykładowych i forum w służbie dobrych relacji międzynarodowych. Życzymy miłego i owocnego korzystania z naszego słownika!

bab.la slownik niemiecki-polski

Asia

Two Years, Twenty Two Dictionaries! दो साल, बाईस शब्दकोश

A few days after bab.la turned two years old, we bring you our twenty second dictionary! Our new Hindi-English dictionary is now online. We hope that our new dictionary will be of help to students and all language lovers. After all, every true language lover remains a student for life!

bab.la के दूसरे जन्मदिन के थोड़े दिन बाद हम आपको पेश करते हैं हमारा हिंदी-अंग्रेज़ी शब्दकोश! यह, हमारा सबसे नया शब्दकोश, हमारे लिये बहुत मायने रखता है। भारत की दुनिया में अहमियत ध्यान में रखते हुए, भारत की राष्ट्रभाषा का महत्व भी समझा जा सकता है। यह शब्दकोश बहुत लोगों के लिये काम आएगा यह हमारी आशा है, विद्यार्थीयों से लेकर सब भाषा प्रेमियों के लिये।

bab.la Hindi version

Radhika

Number 21: Romanian-Italian dictionary

Vești proaspete: noul dicționar român-italian e online!
Intensificarea recentă a relațiilor și schimburilor culturale dintre România și Italia a inspirat echipa bab.la pentru a crea un nou dicționar online român italian. Conține deja mii de traduceri și termeni de specialitate, pentru a te ajuta să înveți limba italiană corect și rapid!

Nuovo dizionario rumeno-italiano online!
Ecco l’ultima novità di bab.la: il dizionario rumeno-italiano è ora in linea e contiene già migliaia di parole, esempi e termini specifici. Questo strumento linguistico vuole essere d’ausilio agli intensi scambi culturali tra i due paesi, ed essere allo stesso tempo un passo avanti per il nostro team: il ventunesimo dizionario. Buon apprendimento!

bab.la Italian-Romanian dictionary

Raluca

New year, new layout

babla-startseite-neu-small

Just a little late for our second anniversary but nonetheless a major change and present to us: Our new layout.
So, what’s new? We changed quite a fair bit, starting with the home page. We removed all the clutter and now put the focus on the search box and give you some news in the three content boxes. Second, we simplified the navigation menu. This also allows us to include more menu points than before. You’ll probably notice the new games section which was previously hidden in the forum. Third, we redesigned the dictionary search results page. The additional functions such as synonyms should be more visible now. We also added ‘quick search’ buttons on the left for you to jump to Google, Google Image Search and Wikipedia. This way you don’t need to manually open a new window and search for the new word. Cool, no?
As always, shoot us an email if you have any suggestions or found an error.
Andreas