viaLanguage Acquires e-Learning Company Planet Productions

viaLanguageā€™s strong growth record continues in 2009

Portland, OR, January 08, 2010 --( viaLanguage, a leading provider of global translation and localization services, announced today its acquisition of e-Learning solutions provider and long-time strategic business partner, Planet Productions Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The newly purchased assets and staff will now operate as a subsidiary of viaLanguage called viaLearning. Most of the Planet Productions team will remain intact including Caleb Blodgett, co-founder and president.

“We believe the acquisition will bolster our global e-Learning services. Combining viaLanguage’s technology and global language translation and cultural adaptation skills with Planet Productions’ expertise in instructional design and creative multimedia development, we expect to deliver solutions that will enhance our clients’ multinational workforce training and education needs,” said Chanin Ballance, chief executive of viaLanguage.

“We are very excited to join viaLearning and help customers facilitate the evolution of their next-generation global e-Learning environments,” notes Blodgett. “Both viaLanguage and Planet Productions are companies that are committed to customer success, so it’s a great fit.” viaLearning will continue working with businesses such as Nike, HP, OHSU, The Standard and Mercer.

viaLearning will support rapid, custom and mobile training and specialize in customer education, sales and channel training and compliance training programs. “A globally dispersed employee base can be a daunting task and viaLearning’s goal is to reduce challenges and costs,” adds Ballance.

viaLanguage’s 2009 Success
Additionally, viaLanguage also announced highlights from its 2009 fiscal year that saw impressive customer growth, new strategic services and partnerships and key additions to its executive team. The online services company also launched a newly designed web site and moved into larger offices to accommodate growth. Heading into its tenth year of business, viaLanguage has evolved and grown into a well-recognized and highly-esteemed online language service provider to the translation and localization industry. Their growth continues to be a reflection of the company's customer-centric commitment.

About viaLearning
viaLearning is a leading provider of e-Learning services for global companies. Fortune 500 companies rely on viaLearning to develop rapid e-Learning and custom learning programs on-time and within budget. viaLearning's expertise in localization coupled with an experienced, process-oriented team ensures the right course is developed to meet the dynamic needs of a global workforce, partners and customers. Clients include: Barclays, Right Management, Kraft Foods via The Ken Blanchard Companies, Yahoo!, Nike, BlueTech, St Jude Medical, Cisco, CitiGroup and Microsoft. Corporate Headquarters are located at 700 SW Taylor Street, Suite 310 Portland, OR 97205-3016. For more information, visit or call us at 1-800-737-8481.

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